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How do I apply for a Canadian Citizenship and a Canadian Passport? How long do I have to stay in Canada before I can apply for a Canadian Citizenship?

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It has been 4 years now since i first landed in Canada and i can say those 4 years were some of the toughest years i ever had to survive. I am sure a lot of new immigrants would agree with me on this. 

I realized after coming to Canada that most of my education qualifications does not qualify towards a credit for obtaining a job, or starting a medical professions or other skilled jobs. It is like even if i had many years of experience on a certain job profession from my country, i still can't get hired right away in Canada.

I had to go back to further studies here in canada to get qualifications on my required job or profession. Then i needed to get Canadian experience on my field of work, even if it meant working for an experience on an unrelated job nature such as minimum retail job.

So meanwhile i had to work 2 or 3 part time jobs just to be able to survive and pay my bills and rent, and still somehow have the energy and motivation to complete my professional studies. Phew, i am kinda happy, all those tough moments are past behind me now, and i can look forward to happily obtain my Canadian Citizenship and Canadian Passport.

I used to envy other Canadian showing their passport at an airport while travelling, because i feel it is a privilege and it is prestigious to hold a Canadian Passport while travelling. You get a lot of respect from other country customs. Let us hope that Canada doesn't go to war and make enemies with other countries, or else it may look bad on us all.

I feel that i may have stayed enough number of days already in Canada, in order to be allowed to apply. I believe that there may be some more rules and guidelines i need to follow as well. If so, what are the steps to follow to apply for Canadian Citizenship and also for Canadian Passport?
asked in Charlottetown by Fernando

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