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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Canadian government travel and tourism The website provides conflicting information on whether Americans fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can cross the border for vacations starting Aug. 9. The website echoes an earlier announcement by the Government of Canada that the border will be open to vaccinated American tourists. It saysRead More →

Brendan King, CEO of VendAsta Technologies Inc.Liam Richards / The Globe and Mail Brendan King remembers being on the road most of his working hours, until COVID-19 put an end to all travel. The clientele of his Saskatoon-based software company are predominantly American. He was therefore worried that he wouldRead 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 →

Last updated November 12, 2019 2019-11-12 – Canadian citizens enjoy all the benefits and obligations of permanent residents, described here. Citizenship holders also have the following benefits and obligations: Politics Citizens can vote in federal, provincial and municipal elections, run for office and get involved in political activities, which meansRead More →

There has been an increase in applications for Canadian citizenship after the government relaxed rules regarding residency requirements and language proficiency this fall. Immigration, refugee and citizenship figures provided to CBC News show there were an average of 3,653 applications per week in the six months before the changes wereRead More →

Editor’s note: The Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers has prepared the following summary of the changes to the Citizenship Act proposed in Bill C-24, legislation introduced by the Conservative government in February. On February 6, 2014, the federal government introduced Bill C-24, legislation that amends Canada’s Citizenship Act. This newRead More →