Bill C-6 is rolling out its second round of amendments to the Citizenship Act on October 11, 2017. Changes include adjustments to physical presence requirements and the age range that determines which applicants need to meet language and knowledge requirements. Bill C-6 was introduced on June 19, 2017 as an amendment to the former government’s […]

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With July 1st right around the corner, Canadians all over the country are preparing for celebrations of the country’s 150th birthday. Citizenship events and activities are being held across Canada in the coming weeks. There will be 55 special citizenship ceremonies held all over the country with the purpose of welcoming in new citizens of […]

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has released a short video on the process of the Citizenship Test. The informative guide has everything you need short of the questions and answers of the test. The step by step process is made easier with this video. Potential Canadian citizens can focus on the test itself, instead […]

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The most important decision I have made is to come to Canada says Guy Gérard Chabe Ngako, a  new Canadian citizen. This is because Canada is a country where peace prevails and those who have come to Canada are blessed, he says. Talking about what it means to be a Canadian, he urges one to consider what […]

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“I love Canada and I want to live here for the rest of my life”, says Marcos Garcia Hernandez, who came to Canada directly from jail after being a political prisoner in Cuba for eight years. Although he had the choice – and intention – of moving from Canada to another country, something changed his […]

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum introduced legislation to amend the Citizenship Act. The proposed changes would make it easier and faster for applicants to meet the requirement for Canadian citizenship. If the Bill An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act is is passed, the time required for permanent residents to be physically present in […]

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“I was so excited and happy to vote for the first time in the Canadian federal elections,” says Gustavo Linares, a paralegal from Guatemala who came to Canada in 2010 and recently became a Canadian citizen. “The right to vote is a great power – to choose your members of parliament, to change the government. […]

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Many new Canadian citizens will be casting their vote for the first time on Oct. 19. For them, understanding how to cast a ballot and finding the suitable candidate might seem like a daunting task. Samara Canada, a non-partisan organization established in 2009, helps people reconnect with politics and newcomers to become active in their […]

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Since 2006, Canada has welcomed over 1,500,000 new Canadians. Citizenship week, celebrated this year from October 12-18, is the time to rejoice, reflect on and to celebrate the rights and responsibilities all Canadian citizens share. What does it mean to be a Canadian? In this video the Rojas family members Juan, Andres and hockey-playing 7-year-old […]

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Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to celebrate Canada Day by attending one of the 52 citizenship ceremonies that will take place across the country on July 1st. By doing that, they will not only give a warm welcome to the newest citizens, but will also celebrate Canadian culture, history and pluralism. During the […]

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