FAQ - Residency and Citizenship

Do I have to be a Canadian citizen to apply?

Candidates must be Canadian citizens.

Do I have to meet any residency criteria?

Candidates are not required to have lived in Canada for any specific period of time. However, in order to meet Top Secret Security Clearance requirements, CSIS must be able to verify a candidate’s whereabouts for the past 10 years. You should keep records of any significant period of time spent abroad.