Becoming Canadian: Intent, process and outcome - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X20040047775


Canada has a large and varied immigrant population, a diverse culture and vast distances. But whether individuals are Canadian citizens by birth or by naturalization, they are granted the same rights and responsibilities. Canadian citizenship may thus be viewed as something that creates a shared sense of belonging or an indication of allegiance to Canada. For the foreign-born, acquiring citizenship may be symbolic of the final stage of the migration process, their inclusion into the electoral process and a declaration of their commitment to Canada, their adopted homeland.

This study explores the characteristics associated with becoming a Canadian citizen among immigrants who have resided in Canada for various periods of time.

Issue Number: 2004004
Author(s): Chui, Tina; Kustec, Stan; Tran, Kelly

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFMarch 8, 2005