2. Include proof that you meet the language requirement

I'm a permanent resident. How do I apply for Canadian citizenship?
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2. Include proof that you meet the language requirement

Most people who apply for Canadian citizenship must include proof that they can speak and understand spoken English or French well enough.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) says that this means proving that you've met Level 4 of Canadian Language Benchmarks or Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadien.

The documents that you can use to show that you know English or French include:

Who does not have to meet the language requirement

You don't have to prove that you know English or French if:

It's very difficult to get a waiver. So if you want to ask for one, it's important to get legal help.

Reviewed: February 11, 2019

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