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Eligibility Period - Question 9c - Citizenship 

Dinahmaemayol
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Posted On: 10/16/2017
Dinahmaemayol
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Hi!

On the new calculator there is ubderlined information about elibility period, along with the line it also indicates you will need this on the application.

I am under the impression that eligibilty period starts from the day we landed till the day we signed.

My question is do we used the underlined elibility period or is it the time we landed and got our PR .. Thankd
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Posted On: 10/19/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You can find some helpful information in the Instruction Guide for the Application for Canadian citizenship – Adults (18 years of age or older) Applying under subsection 5(1) here:

9. The eligibility period

a.Calculate how long you’ve been in Canada
The eligibility period is five (5) years before the date of your application. The minimum amount of time you need to be physically present in Canada is 1095 days within the five years immediately before applying. We encourage applicants to apply with more than the minimum requirement of 1095 days of physical presence, to account for any miscalculations of absences, or any other aspect that could lower the physical presence total below 1095 days.



The Physical Presence Calculator indicates,

Please note that you cannot meet the physical presence requirement without a minimum of two (2) years as a permanent resident.
When calculating your time in Canada:
  • only the five (5) years immediately before the date of your application are taken into account;
  • each day you were physically present in Canada as an authorized temporary resident or protected person before you became a permanent resident counts as half a day (up to a maximum of 365 days);
  • each day you were physically present in Canada after you became a permanent resident counts as one day;
  • time spent serving a sentence for an offence in Canada (e.g. serving a term of imprisonment, probation and/or parole) cannot be counted towards your physical presence - there are some exceptions.

In order to help you decide when to apply, the physical presence calculator calculates if and when you will meet the 1,095 day requirement.


You may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly for some information and possible clarification.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org
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