New Changes To Make It Easy For Immigrants In Canada To Qualify For Citizenship Quickly
Canada is known all over the to be one of the best countries on this planet to call home. As a result of this, there is a constant pressure on Citizenship and Immigration Canada to process millions of applications for people from all over the world who want to immigrate to Canada. Unlike other rich and developed countries, Canada is very generous and progressive when it comes to admitting immigrants and refugees. Canada is always looking for new ideas to make its immigrant selection system more humane but does not compromise the safety and security of Canadian citizens.
The government of the day has called for an amendment to the Citizenship Act. The Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship submitted a Bill to make it easy for Immigrants In Canada to qualify for Citizenship quickly.
The Minister made it clear that this amendment is part of keeping a promise. His government promised to make changes to parts of the current Citizenship Act before they took office. Among other things, there is a provision in the current Citizenship Act that is believed to be creating two categories of Canadian citizenship. Today’s proposed legislation is aimed at making emphasis to the ideal that all Canadians are equal and must be treated the as such before the law. Canadians who are also citizens of other countries as dual citizens should not be subjected to different treatments than Canadians who were born in Canada or naturalized. In the words of the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”.
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship further explained that the proposal to amend the Citizenship Act is to revoke the previous law that makes it acceptable to strip off the Canadian citizenship of a dual citizen who commits a crime that is deemed to be against the interest of Canada. He maintains the Canadian justice system should apply the same punishment to crimes committed by any Canadian without resorting to citizenship classification.
Another part of the new Bill deals with how long a permanent resident is physically required to live in Canada before he or she qualifies to apply for Canadian citizenship. The Bill recognizes that most people spend considerable amounts of time in Canada as temporary workers like caregivers in Canada or temporary residents before they become permanent residents. It is therefore prudent to credit permanent residents who are applying for Canadian citizenship the time they spent in Canada as temporary foreign workers, foreign students or refugees. This move is estimated to shorten the time it takes for a permanent resident to qualify for Canadian citizenship by one whole year.
Last but not the least, another item on this Bill deals with age and language requirement for Canadian citizenship. The current law requires people within the age range of 14 to 64 years to pass English or French test in order to qualify for Canadian citizenship. The new legislation seeks to remove such barriers by changing the language requirement to 18 to 54 years of age. This is to ensure that immigrants in Canada can have more fulfilling lives.
This Bill is just the beginning of a wave of changes that are coming to the immigration system in Canada as a fulfillment to promises made by the current government before they came into power.
Yes this is the Canada I believe in please bring back the family class and speed up the time
Good job Honourable John McCallum! We believe Canada is the place where we can achieve our dreams for a brighter future! We love Canada!
All respect to our PM and his great and respectful government. They really work hard for the sake of our great county CANADA
now I can proudly say to the whole world that "I am a Canadian with a Heart"........i feel I am home, i feel I am safe here. We should always be more compassionate with immigrants and new citizens which they all help contribute to the development of our country. Afterall, we all want to live peacefully in this country.
Now I can proudly say to the whole world that “I am a Canadian with a Heart”..
I am no longer called a second class trying hard copycat Canadian citizen...lol
Clouden F. Walters
Please don't forget children borned on Canadian soil who were deported along with their parents who failed to obtain some form of status. They return to their country and are living sometimes under very squalid conditions.
Please find a way to reinstall those families so that these Canadian children can access and live the Canadian dream..a good education, a home, working two jobs and a comfortable retirement.
this is the eqailty this Canadian .now i feel home and not as a second class.
Viva Canada, a great home
Canada is built and continue building by immigrants from all over the world. All immigrants should be treated in the same way, whether immigrated yesterday or 300 years ago. That is the way to keep loyalty of every body, Well done liberal government,
This is why Canada is great and why Canadian people are the best ...
I Love you Canada
Syed Muhammad Ali
Honourable John McCallum, thanks a lot for this Bill.We are proud to say that we live in Canada, a place full of peace and opportunities.We love CANADA .
Thank you Honourable John McCallum for your efforts. And I hope to return the law which permit 1095 days instead of 1460 days to ask for the citizenship. GOD bless CANADA.
Saif Ur Rahman
It is wonderful step, thank you very much Justin Trudeau.
I hope exemption to take a test for citizenship be back at the age of 55
There are immigrants that waiting more than 5 years to have their familly with them . Meanwhile we should focus on family reunification too .We always trying to birng the immigrants, which is a wnderful idea but what about those who have been away from their families for years .
Great news !!! When is this law will be officially announced ?
That will make it twice as long for spousal Visa's and if your trying to bring a family member over that is not a rapefugee it will be take many more years to do and much higher fees :(
When i processed my wife 8 years back took 9 months from the day i mailed it to her being here with full rights now with this new gov i checked it would be over 2 + years :( They have put the entire system in disarray giving special privilege to Islamic's from the mid east. All the SNP nominee program has closed in the western provinces and only pending ones being processed in a year or more backed up program, Conservatives had it right and now the system is being dismantled for the wrong reasons giving the Saudi and mid east preference to our system
NOT FAIR !!!
when will this law be in effect
Sounds wonderful..I shall b moving to Canada soon..pm sound like he has a big heart..build up Canada...
God Bless Canada, Our great Thanks for Honorable Prime Minster Justin Trudeau , “A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”.
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Thanks the rules are changing .
Immigrants who obtain Canadian Citizenship and commit serious crimes should lose their Citizenship. We dont need any more criminals in Canada.