There is new momentum in Canada to offer citizenship to dissident Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, which would in theory grant him new legal protections in his home country, where he has been imprisoned since 2012. In 2014, Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison. , including time already served,Read More →

Yaseen Alshehadat said he carefully followed each step to complete his citizenship test, scanning photo ID and taking a selfie with his computer camera, before taking the online test in late February. The Mississauga man was relieved when he immediately received an email from the Immigration Department congratulating him onRead More →

Posted December 26, 2020 at 4:00 a.m. EST A recent Department of Immigration self-assessment highlights areas where Canadian citizenship processes could be improved. The report, released in November, revealed findings and recommendations from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on how to address issues with the citizenship program. Currently, permanentRead More →

Canada: IRCC Resumes Canadian Citizenship Tests Online December 08, 2020 Global Envoy, Inc. To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. Key points IRCC resumed online citizenship tests after eight-month suspension The initial pilot phase will include 5,000 high priority and pre-pandemic applications The test will be extendedRead More →

Almost nine months after the federal government suspended citizenship testing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government began offering potential Canadian citizens the option to take their tests online. On March 14, the federal government halted in-person Canadian citizenship tests, retests and ceremonies in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation,Read More →

At this crucial time in the fight against systemic anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism, the Canadian government must take responsibility for its continuing role in the spread of racism. This includes through its misleading self-representation in Discover Canada, the official study guide for the test taken by applicants for Canadian citizenship.Read More →