A person who has been living with another person in a conjugal relationship for at least one year

A person who has been living with another person in a conjugal relationship for at least one year

  • nephew
  • first cousin

The term refers to both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships

A certified translator is a member in good standing of a professional translation association in Canada or abroad. Their certification must be confirmed by a seal or stamp that shows the translator’s membership number.

Any family member, representative or consultant of the applicant who may be a lawyer, notary or translator is not permitted to translate documents.

Note: A translator in the process of receiving their certification or accreditation is not considered a certified translator for IRCC’s purposes.

A person who provides support, advice or help, for a fee or other consideration, to someone who wants to immigrate to Canada or obtain Canadian citizenship. Canada’s citizenship and immigration laws define representatives and the terms of their services. This person does not work for the Canadian government.

The final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, candidates for citizenship aged 14 and over must take the oath of citizenship. After taking the oath, new citizens receive their citizenship certificate.

A person who is authorized by the Minister under the Citizenship Act to perform the duties of a citizenship officer prescribed by the Citizenship Regulations such as:

  • reviewing applications to see whether a person meets the requirements for Canadian citizenship and conducting interviews and hearings with applicants as necessary,
  • planning interviews, tests, hearings and citizenship ceremonies,
  • granting citizenship to applicants, and
  • providing written decision of refusal to applicants including reasons for the refusal.

Applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 (on the date of application) must take the test. It is usually a written test, but is sometimes taken orally with a citizenship officer.Continue Reading