Does My Spouse Become a Canadian Citizen When We Get Married?
Not surprisingly, this is actually one of the most common questions that we receive when it comes to immigration issues for Expats. However, the short answer to this is unfortunately, “No.” Your spouse does not automatically become a Canadian Citizen when you get married. In fact, he or she is not automatically eligible for even permanent residence status. The road to citizenship follows the same path as those that do not have family connections. An important number to remember is 1,095. This is the number of days out of five years that one must be present in Canada in order to be eligible for Canadian Citizenship.