Canadian citizens have all the benefits and obligations of permanent residents, outlined.
Citizenship holders also have the following benefits and obligations:
Citizens can vote in federal, provincial and municipal elections, run for office and become involved in political activities, meaning they have a say in who runs the various levels of government that exist in Canada. That could be town, city, school board, province, territory, or country.
Citizens can run as independent candidates, or by joining one of the established parties.
Canada does not influence you to pick between being a Canadian resident and being a native of your nation of origin. Contingent upon your nation of origin, you might possibly need to settle on that decision.
A few employments require abnormal state exceptional status, which no one but residents can have. This incorporates a few occupations at the government level. These employments will in general pay well and have numerous advantages.
Canadian citizens get a passport, which is easier to renew and must be renewed less often than a permanent resident card.
The passport allows you to travel to many countries without the need for a visa and makes it easier to get a visa where one is required. It should be noted this is for travel and does not give you the right to work.
Having a passport makes you less likely to encounter problems returning to Canada from abroad.
You can also rely on the support of Canadian consulates and embassies, provided you travel using the Canadian passport, should you get into trouble while abroad.
As a citizen, if your children are born in Canada, they automatically become Canadian citizens. They will not have to go through any application process. Some children born outside Canada are also citizens at birth, if at least one parent was born or naturalized in Canada.
Canadian tax laws work on residency rather than citizenship. You can be a citizen but not live in Canada, and therefore not have to pay Canadian taxes. If you are a citizen who does live in Canada, you are required to pay Canadian taxes on worldwide income and you must pay taxes at federal, provincial and municipal levels.
- 15% on the first $46,605 of taxable income, +
- 20.5% on the next $46,603 of taxable income ($46,605 up to $93,208), +
- 26% on the next $51,281 of taxable income ($93,208 up to $144,489), +
- 29% on the next $61,3532 of taxable income ($144,489 up to $205,842), +
- 33% of taxable income over $205,842.