Category Archives: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

When will the new Citizenship rules be implemented?

Since the announcement by the Liberal government in regards to the changes in the Citizenship rules, many have been waiting for the changes to be implemented. Some of the highlights of these changes are: Repealing citizenship revocation and intent to … Continue reading

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Breaking: The date for the controvercial citizenship rules change has been announced: June 11th

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced the date the citizenship rule changes will come into effect. One of the most contentious changes will be: Adult applicants must declare their intent to reside in Canada once they become citizens and meet … Continue reading

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Upcoming Changes to the Canadian Citizenship Rules in 2015

In June of 2015, it is expected that a few new rules and regulations will be implemented into the Canadian Citizenship Rules and the processing of applications. Majority of changes have received negative feedback from immigrants and several civil rights … Continue reading

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Only 26% of Canadian immigrants acquired Canadian Citizenship

The number of immigrants wanting to become citizens in Canada have dropped to a whopping 26 percent from a previous 79 percent from the period 2000 and 2008, former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith said. He attributed the decline to government’s … Continue reading

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Express Entry – How It Works and the Ranking System

Express Entry will manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Provinces and territories will also be able to recruit candidates from … Continue reading

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Federal Skilled Worker Program Cap/Quota Counter Released

As the federal skilled worker program applicants continue to prepare their applications for submission, one question continues to make most people anxious; “Will I have enough time to meet the quota?” Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has released a page … Continue reading

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Program that speeds up visas for Mexicans traveling to Canada becomes permanent

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on May 12, 2014 that there will be policy changes coming that will make it easier for Mexican citizens to travel and visit Canada. The Minister was quoted in saying: “Our government … Continue reading

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The new Canadian Citizenship rules for Newcomers – What You Need to Know

On February 6, 2014, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. With the unveiling of Bill C-24, the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act, the Canadian Government purports that the … Continue reading

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Canada Scraps ‘Millionaire Visa,’ Sends B.C. Property Market Reeling

Real estate agents in Vancouver say property prices could take a hit, after Canada scrapped a program which allowed wealthy immigrants to fast-track the visa process. The Immigrant Investor Program, launched in 1986, offered visas to business people with a net worth of … Continue reading

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Immigration applications from victims of typhoon Haiyan in Philippines to be fast-tracked

Canada’s immigration department says it is giving special consideration to Filipinos affected by typhoon Haiyan. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s office says it will give priority to applications from Filipinos who are “significantly and personally affected” by the typhoon that left … Continue reading

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