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 reside provision
  • 3 out of 5 years residency requirement (from 4 out of 6)
  • Allowing time before Permanent Residency to be counted
  • Return the language requirement age back to 18-54

Bill C-6 was introduced on June 17th, 2016 by the Immigration Minister, however, in order for the changes to be implemented, they must first be passed by the senate. It was the government’s intention to do this by July 1st, 2016, however, it was not enough time and  we hit the (extra long) summer holidays for our government.

So when will their holidays be done?

The senate is to return to work on September 19th, 2016 and we expect this bill to be finalized and implemented soon after.

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22 Responses to When will the new Citizenship rules be implemented?

  1. shariq salim says:

    Hi Dear could you please inform me status of bill c6 after senate meeting on 19th September.When is the next meeting ?

  2. Junior D'sdouza says:

    I want to apply for Canadian Citizenship. Waiting for the New Bill c-6 to be implemented so I can apply. I think I fit in the 3/5 rule. Any idea when exactly the new bill will be implemented. Thanks and have a nice day.

  3. Maha Fahmy says:

    When will bill C-6 be implemented ?

  4. Max Beta says:

    I am starting to get the distinct impression that the members of the Senate of Canada are in no hurry to better the lives of we newcomers.

  5. David Dolphin says:

    Like many others, my family and I are waiting for Bill C-6 to be passed before applying for Canadian citizenship. I understand that the bill is currently with the Senate (since June 2016). Can anyone explain what the process is from here? For instance, how many readings are required in the senate; when it is passed, how long until it becomes law?

  6. Scott says:

    It is amazing how something so important to Canada’s future is taking so long. We are a country of immigrants…why make it so difficult to grow our country

  7. Mathw says:

    It is so unfortunate that Senate Conservatives are taking so long time to pass this bill as a legislation.Though the Senates are selected by the Prime Minister Not by the people of Canada

  8. aya says:

    I love Canada forever

  9. johnny says:

    how long more till this is implemented? anyone know?

  10. Ross says:

    Apparently, it will take entire 2017 if it would become a law finally however for candidates like me will have no major effect as waiting for this year will eligible me automatically with the old rules !!! just hope it would be sooner already took long time :)

  11. S. Khan says:

    The changes might be on 01-July-2017.
    Today is 08-Feb-2017, so 5 more months.

    Check this link to see the progress in Parliament:

    • Farah Deeba says:

      My whole family is Canadian citizens now.
      My daughter is born Canadian.
      I am 57 now failed twice in immigration test.
      Just got 65% required 80%
      The minister said bill C-6 will be soon in weeks now it is more than hear and half.

  12. Raz says:

    When is this bill expected to become law. I

  13. Bob says:

    “Bill C-6 was introduced on June 17th, 2017″ correct your information……falls under “Trumps” fake news

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