Getting proof of Canadian citizenship means you are eligible to apply for a Canadian passport, one of the strongest in the world. Aside from a Canadian birth certificate, a citizenship certificate is the only other proof of citizenship that is accepted. You may also enter and leave Canada without restrictions, visas, or permits if you have a passport. Additionally, you can hold more than one passport as a dual citizen, given your home country also allows this. Lastly, you can vote in elections, run for political office and benefit from Canada’s universal healthcare system.
You will require proof that your parent was a Canadian citizen when you were born. Proof can be a birth certificate, Canadian citizenship card or your parent’s citizenship certificate. You will also need your birth certificate and proof of identity.
Once the IRCC receives your application, you will get an acknowledgement of receipt, and then you will need to wait for approval. If you are approved, you will receive a Canadian citizenship certificate.