No. Marrying a Canadian citizen doesn’t give you citizenship.

If you want to become a Canadian citizen, you must follow the same steps as everyone else. There isn’t a special process for spouses of Canadian citizens.

You must meet several requirements to apply for citizenship. You must be physically present in Canada for at least 1,095 days during the 5 years right before the date you applied. This includes time as a

  • permanent resident
  • temporary resident (lawfully authorized to remain in Canada)
  • protected person

Your Canadian spouse can sponsor you to become a permanent resident if you

  • don’t live in Canada, or
  • aren’t a permanent resident

You may apply for citizenship if you

  • are a permanent resident
  • have been physically present in Canada long enough
  • meet the other requirements

There are different rules to determine if children of Canadians born outside Canada have Canadian citizenship.