Canadian Citizenship was first introduced in 1947 by the Canadian Citizenship Act. Since then, several major amendments were passed by Canadian Governments. And, in our days, law says both Canadian-born and naturalized citizens are equally entitled to the right of the citizen and to the duties of the citizen. Under the Act, all persons born in Canada are Canadian citizens at birth, with minor exceptions (e.g., children of diplomats). However, at the same time, children born outside Canada to a Canadian parent must submit an application to obtain a Canadian Citizenship Certificate to prove they are Canadian citizens.
Canadian citizens are entitled to carry a Canadian passport, vote in Canadian elections or run own political campaign. They have absolute right to live in Canada, and the right to leave and enter Canada (can travel to 170+ countries visa free). Moreover, Canada is one of the countries which recognize dual citizenship, so you don’t need to give up on your previous passport.
Getting the Canadian PR is the first step towards obtaining the citizenship in Canada. Since 2010, Canada has welcomed an average of more than 260,000 permanent residents each year. Furthermore, Canada has the highest rate of naturalization in the world – 85% of eligible permanent residents become citizens.