Can You Travel Outside Canada During The Processing Of Your Citizenship Application?

I have applied for Canadian citizenship; however, I have learned that it takes minimum 1 year or more to finalize an application. I have lived in Canada for the last full four years, and I would like to travel back to HK to visit for a few months while my application is being processed. Is this allowed or will it affect my application?

As long as you meet the requirements on the date of your citizenship application, and you otherwise meet all of the requirements of being a permanent resident, you are free to travel outside of Canada during the processing of your citizenship application. Simply make sure that you have a reliable way of obtaining mail and notices from IRCC during your absence so that you do not miss any important correspondence while you are away.