Prince Edward Island Naturalization and Citizenship
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Until 1947 British immigrants from England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland automatically became citizens of Canada. They did not need naturalization. Non-British immigrants, however, were required to make oaths of allegiance before receiving land grants. Files containing these oaths and petitions for citizenship covering the years 1817 to 1846 are found at the Provincial Archives.
Records created after 1917 are more detailed than earlier records and are found at:
- Department of Citizenship and Immigration
- Public Rights Administration
- 300 Slater Street, 3rd floor, section D
- Ottawa, ON K1A 1L1
- Telephone: 888-242-2100 (in Canada only; outside of Canada, write to the above address)
The Public Archives and Records Office has some records of oaths of allegiance as well as naturalization books for the period of 1865–1893.
Requests for copies should be directed to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration at the address above.