In June 2017, the Canadian government made changes to the citizenship act when it passed Bill C-6. After the bill received royal assent, it was made into a law and with it came several changes to the Citizenship Act. The changes will prove beneficial for thousands of immigrants in Canada who are hoping to achieve Canadian citizenship one day.
Although Bill C-6 was passed in Parliament in June, many of the changes couldn’t be implemented until later in the year because Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had to make regulatory changes to accommodate them.
The main purpose of these changes was to ease the barriers introduced by the previous government that made it more difficult to apply for Canadian citizenship.
Here are the main changes that Bill C-6 has brought with it:
All of the above changes have already been implemented. There are a two more amendments in Bill C-6 that are expected to come into effect later this year or next year.
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