passport of Canada

Canada Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel3

Asset protection4

Quality of life5

"Plan B"2

About Canada

A Canadian passport can be obtained by birthright, repatriation, naturalization, or adoption. Canadian citizenship allows you to travel to 185 countries of the world.

Canada is a state in North America. It ranks second in the world and first on the continent in terms of area.

Foreigners come to Canada to visit famous cities: Toronto, Quebec, Ottawa, Vancouver. Tourists are interested in national parks and reserves, architectural and historical attractions — for example, the CN Tower in Toronto and the Quebec fortress. There are 20 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada.


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Canada passport ranking and benefits

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    Life in the country

    Canadian citizenship allows you to live in the country, study, work and conduct business, as well as use the government agency and banking services.

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    Travel to 185 countries around the world

    A Canadian passport gives you the right to visit the Schengen states, Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, Japan and other countries without a visa.

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    Education and healthcare in Canada

    Canadian children receive education in public kindergartens and schools for free. Higher education in the country is paid but students can get a discount or an education grant. Canadian citizens have the right to free health insurance for in-country treatment.

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    Work and international business

    A Canadian passport allows you to start a company in the country and conduct a business focused on the North American market. The country has no taxes on inheritance or international income.

Grounds for obtaining a Canada passport

Canada allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Estimated time: 3 years

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining a Canada passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I get a Canadian passport?

    Canadian citizenship is obtained by the right of blood or soil, repatriation, adoption, or naturalisation.

    To obtain Canadian citizenship by naturalisation, you must have lived in the country for at least three years, know English or French, know the country’s history and culture, integrate into the local society, and have no criminal record.

  • Does Canada recognize second citizenship?

    Yes, Canadian citizens can hold multiple nationalities, as long as it does not contradict the laws of other countries.

  • How to reside in Canada with citizenship of another country?

    Foreigners receive a temporary or permanent residence permit to live in the country. Permits are issued for work, study, healthcare, or investment purposes.

  • Who can get Canadian citizenship by birth?

    Canadian citizenship can be obtained by the right of blood — if the child was born to citizens of the country. In this case, the place of birth does not matter.

    Canadian citizenship by the right of birth is granted to children born in the country after February 14, 1977. Also eligible for citizenship are those born on a Canadian plane or ship.

Canada Passport in comparison with other passports