IRCC no longer automatically extending deadlines for incomplete immigration applications

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 12 Apr 2021 20:38:38 +0000

As immigration services start to reopen around the world, Canada’s immigration department is scaling back a coronavirus measure that automatically extends deadlines for incomplete immigration applications. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will still provide deadline extensions to people who cannot produce all the required documents for their application, as long as it is […]

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How Canadian citizenship processes may change in the future

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 26 Dec 2020 09:00:49 +0000

A recent immigration department self-evaluation highlights areas where Canadian citizenship processes could be improved. The report, released in November, revealed Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) findings and recommendations on how to address issues in the citizenship program. As it is now, permanent residents can apply for citizenship if they have lived in Canada for […]

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Canada is resuming citizenship testing online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:03 +0000

Eight months after all citizenship tests were cancelled, Canada is now making the test available online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is testing the new platform over the next few months. During this time, online citizenship tests will first be offered to those whose tests were cancelled due to the pandemic and those who […]

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Advocates calling on Canada to resolve citizenship application backlog

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2020 09:00:37 +0000

Citizenship-applicants and their supporters are calling on the federal government to address the backlog that is preventing thousands from becoming Canadian citizens. A group called Advocates for Resumption of Canadian Citizenship Tests held demonstrations in Toronto and Montreal on November 7. The group was formed in response to the backlog in citizenship applicants waiting to […]

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How to move to Canada from the U.S.

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2020 10:00:59 +0000

Google data shows a spike in searches on “moving to Canada” within the U.S. during the first debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Irrespective of this fact and the current political context in the United States, there is always interest among those in the U.S. to move to Canada due to the strong […]

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How to get Canadian citizenship for U.S.-born children

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 20:50:26 +0000

U.S.-born children of Canadians can automatically get Canadian citizenship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), allows citizenship to be passed down to the first generation born outside of the country. At least one biological or legal parent needs to be a Canadian citizen at the time of the baby’s birth. You may also be eligible […]

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Canadian government can now verify how many days immigrants and visitors stay in the country

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 15:42:35 +0000

Canada’s federal immigration ministry has been able to track the movements of travellers entering and leaving the country by land since February 2019. The number of days a foreign national stays in the country is relevant to applications for work permits, study permits, visitor visas, permanent residence status, and Canadian citizenship. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship […]

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From refugee to entrepreneur: Peace by Chocolate CEO to become Canadian citizen

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:58:33 +0000

Four years ago Tareq Hadhad came to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, as a Syrian refugee, and next week he will officially become a Canadian citizen— something he calls “a great honour.” The ceremony will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 15— a two-hour drive from where the Hadhad family set up their now-successful chocolate […]

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From refugee to entrepreneur to Canadian citizen

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 16:58:33 +0000

Four years ago Tareq Hadhad came to Antigonish, Nova Scotia, as a Syrian refugee, and next week he will officially become a Canadian citizen— something he calls “a great honour.” The ceremony will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 15— a two-hour drive from where the Hadhad family set up their now-successful chocolate […]

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Proficiency in English or French opens many doors for immigrants to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 01:44:21 +0000

It’s common knowledge that immigrants who are highly proficient in English and/or French have stronger odds of integrating into Canada’s labour force and society. Canada’s immigration system reflects this reality with language proficiency standards for obtaining permanent residence and Canadian citizenship.   The Express Entry system is a case in point. Launched in 2015 to […]

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