Archive for the ‘Canadian Citizenship Certificates’ Category

How You’re Entitled To Canadian Citizenship By Descent

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

If you have a parent who was born in Canada you are a Canadian citizen by descent. One of the most commonly asked questions we field is related to Canadian citizenship by descent. Individuals born outside of Canada are Canadian citizens by descent only if one of their parents is a citizen of Canada either by having been born in Canada or […]

Canadian Citizenship Applications See Significant Spike The Week After Rules Change

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Thousands of applications filed in week after October 11th, 2017 As per the CBC, there was a significant uptick in applications for Canadian citizenship after the government cooled the rules around residency requirements and language proficiency this fall. 3653 applications are filed in an average week, in the six months leading up to the rules being […]

Canada Embraces It’s Dual Citizens While Australia’s Government Throws Itself Into Disarray

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The Literal Interpretation Of The Constitutional Rule Has Created An Unprecedented Political Crisis You cannot be a dual citizen if you want to work in Australian politics. Their constitution prohibits it. The document, enacted on Jan. 1, 1901, includes a section outlining who can and who cannot sit in the Senate, the upper house of the […]

Maryam Monsef Is Waiting On The Government For Paperwork Update

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Liberal cabinet minister is still waiting for the government to update her documents More than a year after Maryam Monsef’s place of birth was revealed to be Iran, and not Afghanistan as originally reported, the Minister is awaiting the changes to her paperwork like any other Canadian. In September 2016, Maryam Monsef Liberal minister of […]

The Canadian Citizenship Oath Gets Set For A Revision

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

New Canadians Will Soon Acknowledge and Honour Treaties With First Nations and Indigenous Peoples As per the CBC, soon, new Canadians will promise to honour treaties with Indigenous peoples as part of their oath during Canadian citizenship ceremonies. This is all as per a mandate letter from Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen, who lists making the […]

When Dual Citizenship Helps Your Career In Television and Film

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Dual citizenship and residency has become a popular way for American filmmakers to find work with producers who get tax breaks when they hire Canadians. There’s a secret in Hollywood when it comes to producing films. Canada has a lucrative series of tax credits that can save American producers a tremendous amount of money in production costs […]

Children Applying for Canadian Citizenship Now Have Adult Sized Fee

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

The Legal Barrier Was Removed and Replaced with A Financial One Back in April, we touched on Senator Victor Oh’s amendment to Bill C6 that enabled minors to apply for Canadian citizenship separately from their parents. Now that it’s a reality, Ottawa is treating minors like adults when it comes to charging them for their citizenship applications, […]

The Liberal Government Has Drafted The Overhaul To Discover Canada

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Many Of The Changes to the Official Citizenship Test Guide Pull Back Controversial Changes Introduced By The Harper Conservatives Justin Trudeau’s Liberals majority government has unveiled a new draft of the Canadian citizenship guide. It is a significant overhaul of the book used by prospective Canadians to prepare for the test. The existing “Discover Canada” guide dates […]

Canadian Federal Court Voids Citizenship Revocations

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Ruling Emphasizes That Citizenship Is In Fact A Right and Not A Privilege In February, 2014, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government amended the Citizenship Act to fast-track the revocation process in what it called “non-complex” cases. This is what is known as Bill -C24. Part of the fast track revocation allowed them to eliminate the right to […]

American Athletes and Dual Citizens See The Benefit of Canadian Citizenship

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Professional sports brings and keeps many up north Odell Willis and Adarius Bowman – two players for the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos –  have both been in Canada for around 10 years. The met while playing for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and they’re now going through the process of becoming Canadian citizens together. Both originally hail from […]