The federal government plans to continue to increase the record number of new permanent residents to Canada over the next three years as it resolves a massive backlog of applications that have accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic. OTTAWA — The federal government plans to continue increasing Canada’s record number ofRead More →

OTTAWA (ON), January 1, 2022 /CNW/ – The Honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, issued the following statement: “Today marks 75and anniversary of the Canadian citizenship lawa major moment in from Canada history and a milestone on our path to full independence and nationhood. Before the ActtheRead More →

Posted December 3, 2021 8:00 AM EST Canada’s online citizenship application portal is open to people who have representatives, but representatives will not be able to apply on their behalf until next year. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has expanded its online portal to include applications from applicants whoRead More →

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi speaks at a press conference in Islamabad on September 17. Opinion polls suggest that only 14 percent of Canadians see immigration as a key issue.FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP / Getty Images A senior United Nations official called on anyone who wins CanadianRead More →

Canadian Immigration News: Eligible permanent residents of Canada can apply to become citizens with just a few mouse clicks now that the online citizenship application website is live. “The new online application is user-friendly,” boasts Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on its website. “For example, you can now saveRead More →

Last updated on September 2, 2021 Canada Online citizenship The application website is now live and allows eligible permanent residents to apply to become citizens with a few mouse clicks. “The new online application is user-friendly,” boasts Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on its website. “For example, you canRead 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 →

New Democrat MP Jenny Kwan asks a question during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on May 25, 2018.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Opposition MPs are urging the Canadian government to stop outsourcing visa processing work, saying they fear one of China’s biggest public investmentRead 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 →