Understanding the need for Proof of Citizenship in Canada

Credit to Author: Vimal Sivakumar| Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2022 12:00:42 +0000

Citizenship is significant for many reasons, including with respect to making people feel at home and comfortable in Canada. Citizenship in this country also provides a pathway for us to accomplish key goals including, but not limited to, voting in federal elections, obtaining a social insurance number (SIN) and getting a job. To accomplish the […]

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IRCC aims to grant citizenship to 300,000 people this fiscal year

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2022 12:00:17 +0000

CIC News has obtained an internal IRCC memo that outlines targets for the number of new citizens Canada will welcome for the 2022-2023 fiscal year.  The memo, drafted by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for a senior official, recommends that IRCC process a total of 285,000 decisions […]

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Who can become Canadian with proof of citizenship?

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:00:00 +0000

If you were born abroad to at least one Canadian parent, you may already be eligible for Canadian citizenship. When you are already eligible for citizenship, you do not need to go through the regular application process, which involves a physical presence requirement as a permanent resident, a knowledge test, and attending a citizenship ceremony […]

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New Canadians now pledging allegiance to King Charles in Oath of Citizenship

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 12:00:34 +0000

New Canadian citizens are now pledging allegiance to King Charles after Queen Elizabeth, the longest-serving monarch in British history, passed away last Thursday. CBC News told the story of Jeffery Sachs who was among the first Canadians to acknowledge the new King during the Oath of Citizenship. News of the Queen’s death came about an […]

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The benefits of getting a Canadian passport

Credit to Author: Edana Robitaille| Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2022 17:00:41 +0000

Canada has tied for eighth place alongside Australia, Greece, Malta and the Czech Republic according to the most recent Global Passport Ranking report by Henley & Partners, a global immigration consultancy. The firm ranks passports on the number of other countries a citizen may enter without having to obtain any kind of visa. The report […]

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How to get proof of Canadian citizenship

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2022 17:00:06 +0000

Regardless of where you were born, if your parent was a first-generation Canadian at the time of your birth, you can apply for a proof of citizenship. The proof of citizenship is a standardized document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada¬†(IRCC) that provides definitive proof that you are a Canadian citizen. Get a Free […]

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Becoming a Canadian citizen if you have a Canadian parent

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:15:52 +0000

Americans as well as others born outside of Canada to first generation Canadian citizens may be able to gain Canadian citizenship by descent. The Canadian government invites such individuals to apply for Proof of Citizenship. This process is available to you regardless of your age and even if your Canadian parent is deceased. Get a […]

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No date set for IRCC to waive Canadian citizenship application fees

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:23:11 +0000

The Canadian government needs more time to fulfil its promise to waive citizenship fees for applicants. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser made this revelation in a recent sit-down interview with CIC News in Toronto. The Canadian government announced shortly before the pandemic in late 2019 it would waive fees for new Canadian citizenship applicants. The pandemic […]

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Canada aiming to open online citizenship applications for multiple adults in fall 2022

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2022 17:00:24 +0000

Couples and families with multiple adults will soon be able to apply for citizenship online, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Currently, only single adult applicants can submit their citizenship applications online. However, IRCC told CIC News in an email that adults may be able to apply together in fall 2022. After that, […]

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LGBTQ2+ couples can pass down Canadian citizenship to their foreign-born children

Credit to Author: Daniel Levy| Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2022 17:00:09 +0000

June is Pride Month, a time to celebrate diversity in gender and sexuality and recognize the unique struggles faced by marginalized groups. Although Canadian law now stipulates it is illegal to discriminate against people based on sexual orientation and sex, sometimes same-sex, gender-diverse, and intersex couples still fall through the cracks. For instance, Up until […]

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