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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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IRCC Introduces New Photo Specifications for Citizenship Applications

The IRCC has announced new photo requirements for citizenship applicants using forms CIT0001 and CIT0002. Whether you are a Canadian citizen applying for a citizenship card or certificate or an applicant seeking Canadian citizenship for the first time, you may be affected by these changes. According to the IRCC, the requested photo changes are now …

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Liberal Gov Loosens Conditional Resident Rules

Conditional permanent resident status regulations no longer apply to sponsored spouses and common-law partners as the Liberal Canadian government abolishes Conservative rules, in effect since 2012. With the change, the government ushers in a policy committed to family reunification, gender equality, and gender non-violence. The change, effective April 28, means conditional permanent residence no longer …

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Bill C-6 Makes Citizenship Easier

“We want all permanent residents, if possible, to become Canadians,” said Canada’s Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, at a recent conference in Toronto. “Canada’s identity has always been shaped by the significant economic, cultural and social contributions of immigrants. Changes to the Citizenship Act will enhance program integrity, while giving more flexibility to eligible applicants to …

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