Just so you know, Canadian citizenship has its privileges.

10. YOU CAN APPLY FOR ANY JOB IN CANADA.

There are some jobs that aren’t available to visitors, international students, temporary foreign workers and (in some cases) Permanent Residents. As a Canadian citizen, you will be able to apply for any job that you’re qualified for (even the top secret ones)!

9. YOU DON’T NEED A PR CARD ANYMORE.

As a Permanent Resident, your PR card is proof of your status in Canada. Without it, you’re just another person walking around without status in Canada. Also, it’s one less card in your wallet, so there’s that.

8. YOU DON’T NEED TO DEAL WITH CIC ANYMORE.

Visitors, international students, temporary foreign workers and Permanent Residents are subject to residency requirements when it comes to staying in Canada. Canadians can stay for as long as they want.

7. YOUR KIDS ARE CANADIANS, TOO.

Children born to Canadian citizens are themselves Canadian. Kids get a nice Canadian birth certificate and passport.

6. YOU CAN VOTE.

Government officials are elected by Canadian citizens to represent their best interests. Every vote counts, that’s why the Government of Canada does everything in their power to encourage you to apply for citizenship.

5. YOU CAN TRAVEL TO A LOT MORE PLACES IN THE WORLD.

When you travel abroad and intend to return to Canada, you’ll need so much documentation to prove that you have status. As a Canadian citizen, you can apply for a Canadian passport. Believe us, it makes the difference when you travel internationally.

4. YOU CAN RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

If having the right to vote isn’t enough for you, then why not run for public office? Only Canadian citizens can do so.

3. YOU HAVE ACCESS TO ALL THE GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

Canadian citizens have access to all the social benefits under the sun. Not so much with everyone else (maybe except for Permanent Residents).

2. YOU CAN GET HELP FROM THE AUSTRALIANS AND BRITS OVERSEAS.

If you’re travelling overseas and you need help, Canadian citizens can not only ask for consular assistance from Canadian Embassies and Consulate Generals, but also from British and Australian Embassies and Consulate Generals as well.

1. YOU CAN’T GET DEPORTED ANYMORE.

As a Canadian citizen, you can’t be deported. Just make sure you don’t have citizenship with another country. If so, they can strip you of your Canadian citizenship and send you back to wherever it is you came from.

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