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Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenMay 31, 2016
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The Liberal government has been focusing their legislative efforts on improving the existing Citizenship Act in order to allow immigrants to apply for Canadian Citizenship earlier and easier than the procedure currently in place. The goal, according to the chair of the House Immigration Committee, MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, is for the bill known as C-6 is passed into law […]

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How to Pass Your Canadian Citizenship Test

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2015
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What is the Canadian Citizenship Test? The Canadian citizenship test is required for individuals between ages 18 and 54 applying for citizenship. It is most commonly a written test, but sometimes an applicant will be required to take oral test with a citizenship officer instead. The test focuses on subjects like citizens’ rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, along […]

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Bill C-24, Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

By Michael NirenJune 11, 2015
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At the end of the month, Bill C-24, otherwise known as the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, partially came into effect, essentially introducing a two-tier citizenship system. Below, we’re going to take a look at what this means for those who want to apply for Canadian citizenship, as well as current Canadian citizens. Grants of Citizenship First, […]

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5 Factors Required in Order to Apply for Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenNovember 13, 2014
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Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer, and I’m here today to talk to you about applying for Canadian citizenship. How to Get Canadian Citizenship: the 5 Factors Required to Apply There are essentially five factors that you must take into account when applying for Canadian citizenship, and I’m here to discuss […]

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Preparing For Your Canadian Immigration Interview

By Michael NirenOctober 18, 2013
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The immigration interview can be the most difficult part of the application process.  It doesn’t have to be, though! Keep in mind that the interview process is designed to verify the information on your request and to test what you know about Canada. While passing the immigration interview is crucial to your success, try not […]

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Changes to the Maximum Age of an Immigrant Dependant

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2013
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A Toronto Star article published last week says that the federal government will be reducing the maximum age of immigrant dependant children in Canada from 22 to 19. Previously, students over the age of 22 who were studying full-time were given an exemption and were still eligible, but that will be taken away also.  The outline […]

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Ottawa will reduce the maximum age of dependent children of immigrants

By Michael NirenMay 14, 2013
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The federal government has announced that it will be reducing the maximum age of dependent children of immigrants to Canada to 19 from the current 22. This will make an estimated 7,000 or so dependent children ineligible to come to Canada, as this is the approximate amount of dependents that come to Canada annually over […]

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Requirements for obtaining citizenship in Canada



By Michael NirenApril 30, 2013
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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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Interested in Migrating from Trinidad to Canada?

By Sam MoserOctober 27, 2012
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Trinidad and Canada Have Much In Common The country of Canada has long had a special relationship with the country of Trinidad. Both these countries have a long history of being part of the British Empire, this mean that they share the common official language of English and their legal systems both have roots in […]

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Interested in Migrating from Malaysia to Canada?

By Sam MoserOctober 22, 2012
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  The number of people migrating from Malaysia to Canada has also increased significantly over the years. Recent statistics show that by the year 2013, one half of the total Canadian population will be foreign-born. To understand this recent trend, it is important to look at why people decide to move to Canada from Malaysia. […]

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How to Immigrate to Canada from Dubai, UAE

By Sam MoserOctober 16, 2012
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  Many people hope to move from UAE to Canada one day, and for good reasons. Canada is one of the most prosperous and peaceful countries in the world. It also offers attractive work opportunities for both nationals and foreigners alike. However, migrating from Dubai to Canada is not simple, so you may need the help of […]

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Interested in Immigrating from Jamaica to Canada?

By Sam MoserOctober 1, 2012
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The state of the Canadian economy and its vast social support system makes it one of the highest-rated nations to live in regard to opportunity and quality of life. If you are interested in migrating from Jamaica to Canada, you should know several things about the Canadian immigration process. First and foremost, it is important […]