The wait is almost over! Many of the integral changes to the Citizenship Act brought by Bill C6 will be coming into force on Wednesday, 11 October 2017. The main changes include: 1. The requirement for physical residency in Canada will now be changed to 3 out of the 5 years preceding the application date.
The long awaited Citizenship bill has finally received Royal Assent and became law this week. Here are the main changes that may affect you or someone you know: To qualify for citizenship a permanent resident is required to be physically in Canada for 3 out of 5 years (the old law is 4 out of
A new year is here and we thought we would take some time to highlight expected changes that are likely to happen to the immigration system in 2017. Overall Numbers It is projected that 300 000 immigrants will obtain permanent residency this year. This is the same as in 2016. Permanent Residence granted under the
Last week, the government introduced a bill to make significant changes to the Citizenship Act. This bill is currently being discussed in Parliament and may come into force later in the year. Here are some of the main points of the proposed changes: The amount of time required to be physically present in Canada
The government has just announced that the new citizenship rules will come into effect on June 11. This means that anyone whose citizenship application does not reach the CIC office by June 10 will be subject to the new rules. Some of the main rules that could affect your ability to obtain citizenship are:
Although the new Citizenship Act amendments were passed on June 20, 2014, most of the provisions are not yet in force. This means that if you submit your application before the government enforces the new changes, you will likely be assessed under the old rules. If you want to submit an application for Canadian
A few weeks ago, Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced the passage of Bill C-24, which significantly alters the Citizenship Act. The new bill effectively makes it more difficult to become a Canadian citizen. Here are some of the major changes: Applicants will now be required to be physically present in Canada for 4 out of