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Can you gain citizenship in Canada through volunteering work?

I'm from the Uk and I was wondering if there are any opportunities for foreigners to volunteer or even work in Canada. And which might be able to qualify them for citizenship. Like work programmes, or volunteering groups which can provide accommodation etc etc. Thanks!

Asked By: - 6/21/2012
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No. The requirements for applying for permanent residency are on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web-site... More
Answered By: bw022 - 6/21/2012
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No. You must qualify to immigrate, then become a permanent resident, then after 3 years, you may apply for citizenship. it is a long process, though much shorter than in many countries. First step is to learn immigration requirements.
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Answered By: Charlie - 6/21/2012
 
Try this program it does not lead directly to immigration but does give you a chance to see Canada where you can investigate your options. http://www.international.gc.ca/experience/intro_incoming-intro_entrant.aspx?lang=eng&view=d It does not count against you and you do get some work experience for your resume.
Answered By: Rona Lachat - 6/21/2012
 
As part of Commonwealth it might be easier for you to get in Canada: contact the Canadian High Commission in London for the proper papers to fill. There are also, I am sure, plenty of exchange sorts of programs available, but that would mean a visa of sorts and is different from immigration documents. You might... More
Answered By: robert43041 - 6/21/2012
 
No. However, there are some ways to gain citizenship if you have an in demand job in Canada.
Answered By: Anonymous - 6/21/2012
 
Are you insane? no way!
Answered By: Rickie - 6/23/2012
 
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