Canadian Citizenship Application Process

Applicants who fail their first citizenship test will now be able to rewrite their test instead of waiting for a citizenship judge.

How the Citizenship Application Process Has Changed

In the past those who failed their citizenship test were required to wait for months for an appointment with a citizenship judge who made a decision regarding their case. Today, applicants will be given their results immediately and those who pass will be scheduled for a ceremony.

According to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney the demand for citizenship has increased by approximately 200, 000 citizens each year and he feels that this is a great way to welcome new comers into Canada.

Other Significant Differences

In addition, those who have previously failed their tests and were waiting for a decision from a judge are now invited to rewrite their test. Also, families no longer need to be approved together and therefore these changes ultimately mean shorter wait times for citizenship applications.

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For more information please contact Niren & Associates for an assessment.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

3 thoughts on “Canadian Citizenship Application Process

  1. Anne Helen Mitchell

    I would be so happy to hear that my son can go back to his wife. It has now been six months.
    It is so stressful for me. Although great to hsve him back in the uk for a while.

    It is no basis for a happy married couple to be apart. It also put s lot of pressure on my dsughter in law in mt uniake.

    Just would make my year to hear that he could be on his way bac.

    Also would love ti visit again that wonderful country.

    Kindest regards Anne.


    I read many of your emails but i wonder that you did not write any information for those who has been waiting for a long time after receiving their questionnaire residence. You never spoke about this “dracula waiting time” for 48 months even your case is very genuine.

    1. Michael Niren Post author

      Hello Muhammad

      I can’t comment on your case until I see it in more detail. But yes 48 months is a long time to wait for Canadian citizenship. You can contact us to investigate what is going on with your Citizenship application.
      Michael Niren


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