If you are not yet a Canadian citizen, and you are between the ages of 18 and 54, you should consider applying for citizenship before November 1, 2012.
If you are living with HIV in Ontario and you think you are eligible for citizenship, please contact us right away for advice and for assistance with a citizenship application.
As of November 1, 2012, the language requirements for Canadian Citizenship will change. If you are between 18 and 54, your citizenship application will have to include proof that you have good knowledge of English or French.
More details about the types of proof can be found on the Government of Canada website: www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/language.asp
Even if you are not concerned about the new English and French language requirements, it is a good idea to apply for citizenship at the earliest opportunity to ensure that your status in Canada is as secure as possible.
Please see our Changes to Canadian Citizenship Language Requirements as of November 1, 2012, info sheet for more information: www.halco.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Citizenship_language_requirement_changes-2012Oct-HALCO.pdf
For more information about citizenship, you can visit the Government of Canada’s Citizenship website: www.cic.gc.ca/english/citizenship/become.asp