Category Archives: Canadian Citizenship Applications

Canadian Citizenship Applications Backlog

In order to speed up the backlog of citizenship applications the Immigration Minister has announced that the Government of Canada will be setting aside $44 million dollars over the next two years and 8 citizenship judges have been appointed. In addition to this the Government has scaled their citizenship fraud investigations and is to determine […]

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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 […]

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Immigration Lawyer Michael Niren quoted: Applicants who fail Canadian citizenship test to get second chance

According to recent reports from Postmedia News, the Canadian government is going to be allowing citizenship applicants who fail the citizenship test to re-take the test within four to eight weeks. However, if the applicant fails the test a second time, they will have to be assessed by a citizenship judge and this may take […]

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act continue to have repercussions on Canadians born abroad

Changes made to the Canadian Citizenship Act in 2009 mean that children born to or adopted by Canadians who were born abroad are not automatically Canadian citizens if they too were born abroad.  This means that while one person born to Canadian citizens outside of Canada is automatically a Canadian citizen, their children, should they […]

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Canadian Citizenship Judge Charged With Helping Immigration Consultants’ Clients Cheat

After a one-year investigation by the RCMP, a Citizenship and Immigration Judge is facing charges and is accused of giving copies of citizenship exams to a Toronto immigration consultant after stealing them. According to the RCMP, the judge allegedly passed these tests onto an immigration consultant in order to help their clients attain Canadian citizenship. […]

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Requirements for obtaining Canadian citizenship

Canadian citizenship is the end goal for many immigrants who come to Canada every year. As a Canadian citizen, you can live and work in Canada, leave and re-enter Canada, vote in elections, hold public office and have a Canadian passport.  Obtaining Canadian citizenship requires much more than passing a citizenship test, although that is […]

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What Are the Requirements for Becoming a Canadian Citizen?

Becoming a Canadian citizen is a huge deal, and many immigrants to Canada have the dream of one day becoming a Canadian citizen. Many people know that the Canadian citizenship process involves a citizenship test, but did you know that there are several other requirements you must meet when you apply for Canadian citizenship? Requirements […]

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What is required to become a citizen of Canada?

Becoming a citizen of Canada is a wonderful opportunity that many people achieve every year. Many immigrants who come to Canada as permanent residents have the eventual goal of becoming Canadian citizens.  Canadian citizens can not only live and work anywhere in Canada, they can also hold Canadian passports, vote in elections and hold public […]

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What is required to become a Canadian citizen?

Canadian citizenship is a dream of many of the permanent residents who come to Canada every single year. Becoming a Canadian citizen is not an easy task, but it is definitely an achievable goal! We are here to help you achieve this goal by letting you know all of the different requirements that you must […]

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Requirements for obtaining citizenship in Canada



Permanent residency is a highly sought after position in Canada, but many permanent residents wish to become Canadian citizens. Canadian citizens have many rights that permanent residents do not. For example, Canadian citizens may vote in elections, have a Canadian passport and hold public office.  Canadian citizenship is sometimes considered the final step in the […]

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