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When will the Canada citizenship rules be updated?

It’s been some time since the promised changes in the citizenship rules started on its path towards becoming law. Bill C-6 has been working its way through the legislature since February of 2016. These are the steps C-6 has taken: House … 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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Express Entry Update: First non-LMIA/LMO, non-PNP Nomination Invitations have been Released

Close to three months after the new Express Entry system started, and after four invitations, the first set of instructions have been released, where some of the invitees did not have LMIA/LMO’s or PNP nominations. On March 20th, 2015, Express Entry … 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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Canadian Immigration Department Details its Achievements, Expects Reduction in Wait Times

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) summarized what it considers the successes of its reforms in recent years in a press release on Friday. CIC said that it expects that by the end of 2013, it will be able to process … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Provides Instructions for FSW Backlog Wipe-out Fee Refund

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) issued a notice on Friday instructing those affected by the wipe-out of the pre-February 27, 2008 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) application backlog to submit a form informing the department of their current address in order … Continue reading

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Another Former Immigration Official Convicted of Fraud

Less than a week after the conviction of one former senior Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) official on fraud and breach of trust charges for accepting bribes, another has plead guilty to three counts of breach of trust and three counts … Continue reading

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Gov. Agencies Now Permitted to Share Information on Immigration Rep Misconduct

Rules in place since April 10th give Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) the legal authority to share information on professional misconduct by immigration representatives with governing bodies. … Continue reading

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