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Canadian Citizenship

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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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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English Test Requirement for Canadian Citizenship

In order to become a citizen of Canada, applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must show “an adequate knowledge” of either English or French, the two official languages of Canada. For the purposes of citizenship, “adequate knowledge” means an applicant meets Level 4 speaking and listening ability of the Niveaux de compétence Linguistique …

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Bill C-6 Will Mean New Changes to Canadian Citizenship

The adoption of Bill C-6 will mean changes to the Citizenship Act, which may affect the experience of new Canadians seeking citizenship. The new changes will go into effect October 11, 2017. Among other changes, Bill C-6 may make it easier and faster for some Canadian citizen applicants to become Canadians by making some requirements …

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