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Canadian Citizenship

The latest Canada immigration news an updates on being or becoming a Canadian citizen in Canada including eligibility, requirements, process, and lifestyle. Becoming a citizen of Canada usually falls after visiting Canada, becoming a Permanent Resident and then applying for citizenship.

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Canadian Government Promise to Waive Citizenship Fees

By SierraAugust 25, 2020
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Unlike the US, where immigration fees are increasing, Canada is working on getting rid of Citizenship Fees entirely due to the financial crisis because of COVID-19. Numerous applicants seeking Canadian Citizenship have announced that covering this fee is very challenging at this time especially when spouses and/or dependents are involved. At this time, the processing […]

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues

By CaseyJuly 15, 2020
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On July 9, 2020, the Canadian government ruled a change in the definition of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. This is especially good news for couples who have had fertility issues or couples of the same sex. Before this ruling, the Citizenship Act only allowed for foreign-born children to be automatically recognized as citizens if […]

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Canadians Must Take Oath to Become a Citizen

By CaseyJanuary 14, 2020
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Taking the Oath of Citizenship at a citizenship ceremony is your final step to become a Canadian citizen. Roughly 170,000 immigrants take the oath each year, according to official estimates. The Oath of Citizenship is a solemn declaration that citizenship applicants who have been granted citizenship take, promising to obey Canadian laws while fulfilling their […]

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Does Canada Have Birthright Citizenship?

By Ella BergquistJanuary 3, 2020
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Those who are born in Canada are typically protected under the Canadian Nationality Law (birthright citizenship). The Canadian Nationality Law is defined by the Citizenship Act, which determines who is eligible to be a citizen of Canada. When a child is born in Canada they typically obtain Canadian citizenship on the principle of “jus soli” […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism” in 2024

By Rachel BarrickJanuary 9, 2024
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Over the years, many foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada as […]

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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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Only 26% of Immigrants Want Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenNovember 2, 2020
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As recently reported by CIC News, the number of Canadian immigrants who actually want to become citizens has dropped by 53% in recent years. Only 26 per cent of Canadian immigrants have expressed the desire to be granted citizenship. According to former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith, the massive decline is due to the government’s recent fees and […]

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How Long is Processing for Canadian Application?

By Michael NirenFebruary 22, 2024
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There are many steps you must take and requirements must meet to become a Canadian citizen. But it’s common to have many questions about what happens after you apply. Understanding Canada’s Citizenship Processing Times After you apply for citizenship, you must wait to take the citizenship test. The time between submitting your application and writing […]

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Canadian Citizenship Judge Charged With Helping Immigration Consultants’ Clients Cheat

By Michael NirenJanuary 2, 2020
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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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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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Requirements for obtaining citizenship in Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2019
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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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