Archive for the ‘Dual Citizenship’ Category

The Benefits of Canadian Citizenship Are Unique and Different Than Anywhere Else

Saturday, March 31st, 2018

Citizenship by descent should undoubtedly be pursued if you have a parent that is Canadian If you can get it, you absolutely should. The benefits to Canadian citizenship are unique and distinctive. We thought we’d list off a few here to illustrate why the process is worth pursuing. As a Canadian citizen, you can get […]

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 […]

Dear Canadian Dual Citizens: Go To School In Canada!

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Canada is more popular than ever with international students. Back in December of 2016, we touched on an important bit of information that many Canadian dual citizens may not have been aware of. Post secondary school in Canada remains significantly more affordable than south of the border. Having dual Canadian and American citizenship, through parentage or birth, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obtaining Canadian Citizenship Got Easier This Month

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

It Just Got Easier To Apply For Canadian Citizenship For Permanent Residents As of October 11th, permanent residents in Canada can apply for Canadian citizenship — also known as naturalization — easier and sooner than before, following the implementation of measures contained in Bill C-6, which was passed into law last June. Previously, permanent residents were required […]

Trump New Travel Ban 3.0

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

As with the previous ban, Canadian dual citizens are unaffected. Two days ago, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation (Presidential Proclamation Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry Into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats  – the Presidential Proclamation) to limit travel from a handful of countries. His previous attempt at a […]

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 […]

Canadian Citizenship Saved Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim in North Korea

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Regime Prosecutors Were Initially Seeking The Death Penalty As per the CBC, Toronto Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim thinks his Canadian citizenship was the primary reason he wasn’t executed or tortured during more than two years of imprisonment in North Korea. Pastor Lim was born in South Korea and ran various humanitarian projects in the DPRK for nearly […]