Citizenship and Immigration Canada
The physical presence calculator is for permanent residents applying for citizenship as adults (18 years of age or older).
You can use the calculator to find out if you have been physically present in Canada long enough to be eligible for citizenship. If you have, the calculator will tell you that you are eligible to apply. If you have not, it will tell you when you will be eligible to apply.
This online calculator is the preferred method to calculate your physical presence in Canada.
To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, you must have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for at least 1,460 days in the six years immediately before the date of your application. You must also have been physically present in Canada as a permanent resident for 183 days in each of four calendar years that are fully or partially within the six years immediately before the date of your application.
When calculating your time in Canada:
In order to help you decide when to apply, the physical presence calculator does two different calculations: the 1,460 days requirement, and the 183 days requirement.
The physical presence calculator only collects information about the six years immediately before the date of application, or since you became a permanent resident, whichever is the most recent.
The calculator will tell you if you meet the physical presence requirements.
Consult Frequently Asked Questions or call the Citizenship and Immigration Call Centre.
If you are inactive on this application for 30 minutes or more, you will be 'Timed-Out’. It is a security feature to ensure your identity and to protect your information.