Bill C-6 Streamlines Path to Canadian Citizenship2017-06-24
A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian
~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Effective June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law. Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that will benefit thousands of immigrants in Canada. The new law simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally.
As published in the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) announcement, Bill C-6 provisions that take effect immediately include:
- All citizens will be treated equally, whether they are born in Canada or are immigrants who became Canadian citizens.
- Dual citizens convicted of treason are treated like any other Canadian who breaks the law.
- Makes the process for qualified immigrants to become Canadian citizens quicker and simpler.
- Citizenship applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship.
- The age minimum to apply for Canadian citizenship has been removed; minors are allowed to apply for citizenship via their legal custodian or the court system.
Other provisions of Bill C-6 take effect later in 2017 or in 2018.
Learn more here: Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law
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