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.