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Calculating When to Apply for Citizenship

Old Aug 30th 2010, 3:30 am
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Hi guys,

I've been reading the CIC website and using the online calculator regarding when I can apply for citizenship.

I worked in Canada on a TWP from April 2005, then I landed with PR in November 2008. So I've had over 5 years of living in Canada.

I was under the impression that time living in Canada prior to gaining PR only allowed a maximum of one year contribution to the 3 year total needed for a citizenship application.

Now I read the website and see that time living in Canada prior to being granted PR earns "half day per day".

Am I safe to apply now (the online calculator says I have to wait until November).

Thanks so much,

Sarah
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Am I safe to apply now (the online calculator says I have to wait until November).
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Old Aug 30th 2010, 5:34 am
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Hi guys,

I've been reading the CIC website and using the online calculator regarding when I can apply for citizenship.

I worked in Canada on a TWP from April 2005, then I landed with PR in November 2008. So I've had over 5 years of living in Canada.

I was under the impression that time living in Canada prior to gaining PR only allowed a maximum of one year contribution to the 3 year total needed for a citizenship application.

Now I read the website and see that time living in Canada prior to being granted PR earns "half day per day".

Am I safe to apply now (the online calculator says I have to wait until November).

Thanks so much,

Sarah
The calculator is correct if you haven't left Canada since Nov/06. The application is based on the residency for the previous 4 years on the date that you apply. As of Nov/10 you can count 2 years residency as a PR and 1/2 the time from Nov/06-Nov/08 and presto you have 3 years.
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