Archive for the ‘Canadian Naturalization’ Category

CFL Hosts Canadian Citizenship Ceremonies

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

 3 Citizenship Ceremonies Hosted By The CFL in Celebration of the League’s Diversity is Strength Campaign The CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos hosted a citizenship ceremony on August 18th, welcoming 50 new citizens at Commonwealth Stadium. August 24th had the Montreal Alouettes take their turn and the 25th had the B.C. Lions hosting another ceremony. After reciting the […]

New Year Sees Reinstatement of Parents and Grandparents Program

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Canadian citizens and permanent residents will soon be able to take the first step in applying to bring their parents and grandparents to Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will reinstate its popular Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) on Jan. 2, 2018. The very popular program permits Canadian citizens and permanent residents to sponsor their parents or […]

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 […]

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 […]

Children Would Get Equitable Access To Canadian Citizenship In Bill C6 Amendment

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Thousands of children could benefit from Senator Victor Oh’s proposed amendment Senator Victor Oh has tabled an amendment to Bill C6 that would enable minors to apply for Canadian citizenship separately from their parents, something that has been possible in Norway for a while. The amendment would apply to children who are asylum seekers, estranged […]

The Benefits Of Canadian Citizenship Sometimes Take A While To Consider…But Should They?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

There Is A Difference Between Permanent Residency and Official Citizenship Came across this great story in the Truro (Nova Scotia) Daily. It tells the story of Gloria Henderson who – after 24 years of living in Canada – decided to finally become a Canadian Citizen. Originally from Maine, she came to Canada in 1993 when she […]

The Senate Proposes Changes To the Government’s Citizenship Law

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The Senate introduced a major amendment this month 236 people were served notices of citizenship revocation, due to fraud or misrepresentation, since the federal Liberals took power in November 2015. That number might not sound high, but it is. We touched on this last year, when one of Justin Trudeau’s own – Liberal minister Maryam Monsef […]

Rescinding of U.S. travel ban doesn’t prevent some Canadian citizens from being denied at the border

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Entry into the U.S. is not a right and remains at the discretion of the border agent you encounter. Border agents are not obliged to disclose the reasons for denying entry to a visitor. Although President Trump’s travel ban has been overturned, some Canadian citizens are being stopped at the border and refused entry into the […]

Canadian Citizenship Applications Drop Because Of High Fees

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Significant increase in cost under Harper’s Conservatives recognized as main reason According to the Toronto Star, there’s been a significant decrease in the number of immigrant citizenship applications. This is coupled with a record number of Canadian citizens who are being stripped of their citizenship as a result of the rule surrounding the controversial Bill […]