Category Archives: Canadian Citizenship

Vancouver Sun: Hong Kong Immigrants Returning to Asian Homeland

A story in Saturday’s Vancouver Sun reports that an increasing number of Canadian citizenship of Hong Kong origin are moving back to the South East Asian city, according to demographic data: Statistics Canada’s numbers tell the tale. Despite Canada’s rapid population … Continue reading

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National Post Reports Increase in Citizenship Crackdown

A new story in the National Post, one of Canada’s largest national newspapers, reports an expansion in the crackdown on citizenship fraud: Normally, Ottawa revokes citizenship from only a handful of Canadians a year. Since 1947, it has happened fewer than … Continue reading

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New Language Requirements For Canadian Citizenship Coming into Effect November 1st

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced today that the majority of citizenship applicants will be required to demonstrate language proficiency in English or French when they apply, effective November 1st, 2012. Currently, CIC assesses applicants’ language proficiency through the interaction … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister Announces 3,100 Having Citizenship Revoked, 11,000 Under Investigation

The investigation into citizenship and permanent residence fraud has expanded to nearly 11,000 people, and federal immigration authorities are in the process of revoking the citizenship of 3,100 individuals, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Public Safety Minister Vic … Continue reading

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Immigration Minister to Make Announcement About 2,900 People Under Investigation for Citizenship Fraud

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is scheduled to speak to the press tomorrow and is expected to announce that 2,900 people will be stripped of their Canadian citizenship for providing fake proof of residency. Most of the individuals under … Continue reading

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Fewer Test-Takers Passing Canadian Citizenship Exam

Since the federal government increased the passing grade on the Canadian citizenship exam from 12/20 to 15/20 in 2010 and increased the number of topics that the test covers, failure rates have nearly quadrupled, from approximately 4 percent in 2009, to 15 percent … Continue reading

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