Category Archives: Canadian Citizenship Applications

Bill C-6 Creates an Easier Path to Citizenship

Apply for Canadian Citizenship Earlier Than Ever Before Last week, the Canadian government approved Bill C-6, which will make it easier for people to immigrate to Canada. This new law benefits permanent residents because it permits them to obtain Canadian citizenship quicker than in the past. The bill was accompanied by a positive statement from Ahmed […]

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Breaking News: Trump Might Change Immigration System Modeled after Canada

On February 28th Donald Trump set speech to the second session of Congress. The President quoted: “Nations around the world, like Canada, Australia and many others –- have a merit-based immigration system.  It is a fundamental principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially.  In America, we […]

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Why Marrying a Canadian Does Not Automatically Lead to Citizenship

Do you think your spouse will become a citizen as soon as you’re married? Think again. It’s a widely-held belief, after all, that the marriage joins two people’s lives in such a way that binds their property and their identities. It’s a widely-held belief, after all, that the marriage joins two people’s lives in such […]

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Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

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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You Need This to Pass Your Canadian Citizenship Test

Are you studying for your Canadian Citizenship test? If you are, you’re most likely going to be reading ‘Discover Canada: The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship‘, the one and only official third party study guide designed for newcomers. The guide is completely free, and provides everything you need to prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test, along with […]

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Ottawa urged to remove citizenship by birth on Canadian soil

Immigration Officials have recommended that Canada remove its citizenship by birth policy to limit the potential of “birth tourism,” wherein foreign nationals who have children in Canada are then sponsored by those children once they turn eighteen. However, critics have responded by arguing that birth tourism is extremely rare and the cost of restricting citizenship […]

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Speedier Process for the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

As reported by NewsWire.ca – Minister Chris Alexander (Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration) announced that recent changes to the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act are already showing results. Citizenship applications for foreigners to become permanent residence are now being processed more efficiently and backlogs are at their lowest level in more than 2 years. Changes to the […]

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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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