Canada election 2021: An overview of key issues for immigrant voters

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 12:00:16 +0000

On September 20, Canadian citizens will have the opportunity to vote in a new government. Immigrants are eligible for Canadian citizenship if they have resided in Canada for 1,095 days within the five years before applying for citizenship. Canada has one of the highest citizenship uptake rates in the world with around 85 per cent […]

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How Canada’s electoral system works

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 12:00:30 +0000

On September 20, 2021, Canada will hold a federal election. Anyone who is a Canadian citizen and age 18 or over on election day can run or vote for the House of Commons. This is one of the few privileges that citizens enjoy but that permanent residents (PRs) do not. However, PRs who cannot vote […]

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Ideas to improve Canada’s immigration system

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 11:00:57 +0000

The upcoming Canadian federal election on September 20 is an opportunity to think about the future of Canada’s immigration system. Political parties are currently campaigning across the country outlining their vision on how Canada should be governed. The next government will then have a four year mandate to lead the country. One of the most […]

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Canada now accepts citizenship applications online

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 09:00:17 +0000

Canadian permanent residents can now submit applications for citizenship online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched a new online tool that allows citizenship applications to be submitted online. Get help applying for Canadian citizenship As of August 11, IRCC has opened the online portal to single applicants over the age of 18. It […]

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What are the benefits of Canadian citizenship?

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2021 12:00:04 +0000

More than 80 per cent of Canadian permanent residents apply for citizenship when they become eligible. So, what are the factors that make Canadian citizenship so desirable? Every person’s situation will vary. There are external factors to consider, such as other countries’ laws about dual citizenship and taxes. But, there are several important reasons why […]

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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 you can move from the U.S. to Canada

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 11:00:10 +0000

The U.S. is one of the top source countries of foreign nationals who move to Canada. Each year, including over the past year during the coronavirus pandemic, tens of thousands of U.S. residents and citizens move to Canada to immigrate, work, and study. If you are among those in the United States looking to move north, […]

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Planning on living in Canada? Here’s what you need to know about IELTS

Credit to Author: IELTS| Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2021 15:31:14 +0000

Given Canada is one of the world’s most welcoming countries1, it is no surprise it is a popular destination for people looking to progress their global work and study goals. If you are planning on living in Canada, here is what you need to know about the immigration process and its related English test requirements. […]

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Canada’s immigration minister provides COVID-19 update

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2021 09:00:37 +0000

Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino recently shared fresh insights on the state of the country’s immigration system on the Canadian television show, The Agenda. In a 20-minute interview, Mendicino spoke on a broad range of immigration topics as he explained to viewers how the federal government aims to cope with the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. […]

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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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