Changes to Canada’s Citizenship Act Start Oct 112017-10-07
Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that will benefit thousands of immigrants. The new law is more flexible and simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally.
The following Citizenship Act changes come into effect on October 11 2017:
- Physical presence in Canada is required for three out of the last five years before applying for Canadian citizenship.
- A portion of time spent in Canada before permanent resident status will count toward residency requirements, which will give credit to temporary workers and students.
- Age range for language and knowledge requirements for Citizenship is reduced to 18-54 years old.
Immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah explains, “The changes passed in Bill C-6 returns the Canadian Citizenship law back to what it was before the changes by the previous conservative government.”
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