Canada to amend citizenship oath and guide to include Indigenous people

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 09:00:39 +0000

Indigenous people will soon be included in Canada’s citizenship oath, and guide. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced the upcoming changed on June 14. The main announcement was that Indigenous people could reclaim their traditional name on citizenship and permanent residency documents. In addition to that announcement, Canada also committed to update the citizenship guide to […]

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How to get citizenship if your parent is Canadian

Credit to Author: Mohanad Moetaz| Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2021 09:00:44 +0000

Canadian citizens can pass on citizenship to their children who were born overseas. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) allows citizenship to be passed down to the first generation born outside of Canada. If your parent is a Canadian, you may be eligible to apply for a Proof of Citizenship, also known as a Canadian citizenship certificate. If you can […]

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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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Online Canadian citizenship testing is no quick fix

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 09:00:49 +0000

With citizenship tests suspended as part of Canada’s coronavirus response, tens of thousands of would-be Canadians are blocked from getting a passport and the right to vote. About 85,000 are people waiting to take the citizenship test, according to the immigration department’s data from September 7. Permanent residents need to take the test in order […]

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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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How foreign-born children of Canadians get citizenship

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 16:10:29 +0000

Canadian parents automatically pass on citizenship to their children, no matter where they’re born. At least one biological or legal parent needs to be Canadian at the time of the baby’s birth. If you can prove your citizenship status to the Canadian government your children will benefit from the perks that come with being Canadian, and […]

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Canada expects a 40 per cent increase in citizenship among immigrants by 2024

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 15:37:05 +0000

A new Statistics Canada study that shows fewer recent immigrants are gaining Canadian citizenship is cause for concern, but improvements are on the horizon.  Becoming a citizen is one of the defining life moments of Canada’s immigrants. It marks the end of their newcomer journey and the beginning of their journey as a Canadian with […]

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Canada Election 2019: What to expect from the immigration system in the coming years

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:56:32 +0000

The Liberals’ minority victory in the October 21 federal election means Canada’s immigration system will likely remain stable as long as they are able to maintain the confidence of Parliament.  While the Liberals will need to rely on the support of at least one other party to pass legislation through Parliament, which will require negotiation […]

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