Minimum age requirement lowered for language requirements for Canadian citizenship
30 September 2015
Following changes to the Citizenship Act in Canada, the minimum age that applicants have to prove their language proficiency for Canadian citizenship has been lowered. From June 2015, applicants between the ages of 14-64 now have to meet language requirements set out by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
This has changed from the previous age bracket which was 18-54. The IELTS test was already recognised for Canadian Citizenship and CIC has confirmed that IELTS can also be used for applicants between the ages of 14-64 years old. Find out more information on the CIC website.