Barriers to Citizenship - How ESL teachers can help

Many newcomers hope to one day become Canadian citizens. One of the great benefits of citizenship status is the absolute right to enter and remain in Canada. As a Canadian citizen, you cannot be forced to leave Canada, unless you said something that was not true or left out information when you applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status. Permanent residents, however, can be deported for a variety of reasons no matter how long they have lived here.