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As a permanent resident, the general rule to apply for Canadian citizenship is to have 1,095 days of physical presence in Canada in the previous 4 years. If you meet that test, great. But what if you were out of the country for a few days per month?  What if you have to be out…

Changes to Canada’s immigration law are now happening at an astonishing rate as compared to previous years. Just recently, the Minister for Immigration announced that he may be revising rules around citizenship to curtail what is called “birth tourism”. Currently, Canada’s citizenship rules are such that any person born on Canadian soil automatically receives Canadian…

Recently, the Minister of Immigration produced a directive (OB 359) requiring all face coverings to be removed when an individual takes the Canadian oath of citizenship. This directive is aimed primarily at muslim women who wear a hijab or burqa during the citizenship ceremony where each person must pledge allegiance to Canada. The rationale seems…

Were you born in Canada or brought up in Canada as a child? You may be a long lost citizen and eligible to re-establish your citizenship if: You were once a Canadian citizen You have become a permanent resident of Canada after you lost your Canadian citizenship You have lived in Canada as a permanent…