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What is the Difference Between a Citizenship Card and Citizenship Certificate?

Before 2012, Canada issued citizenship cards. These wallet-sized cards were issued to naturalized citizens and resembled the birth certificates which were issued by many provinces and which were also wallet-sized and plastic and could be used to prove citizenship. After February 1, 2012, CIC the citizenship card and the commemorative certificate presented to new Canadians …

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Canada Does Not Expect Influx at The Border

In the United States, the Trump administration and US Homeland Security have announced they are withdrawing Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans. About 200,000 affected Salvadorans will need to seek new immigration status in the United States, choose to leave, or risk deportation. When a similar move affected Haitian nationals living under that same status in …

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Photo Requirements for Applying for Canadian Citizenship

When you submit a Canadian citizenship application, you will need to include two passport-sized photos of you with your application. These photos will need to meet certain requirements to be acceptable. The photographs must: Show you with a neutral expression. Your mouth must be closed and you must not be smiling or frowning. Be two …

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Parents and Grandparents Program Set to Reopen in the New Year

In 2018, the Parents and Grandparents Program will reopen, which will allow permanent residents and citizens of Canada to bring their grandparents and parents to Canada. IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has committed to making the application process more transparent and easier. To apply under the reopened program, applicants will need to fill out …

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