A week from October 8th to 14th is regarded as The Canadian Citizenship week which is celebrated every year with great zest and enthusiasm. During this week, one gets to enjoy 72 special citizenship ceremonies across the country. Last year during this celebration week, Bill C 6 has been implemented that brought many important changes in the Citizenship Act of Canada. Thus, this year also marks 1 year anniversary of the bill. The bill is majorly concerned with helping qualified applicants to become Citizen of the country faster, without much hassle.
These citizenship changes came into effect on October 11, 2017. During this time around, authorities invited people with permanent residency in Canada to become permanent Canadian citizens provided they are in compliance with all the eligibility requirements laid down by the government of Canada. To apply for Citizenship of Canada, the latest requirements have now reduced the time frame of permanent residents’ physical presence in Canada. Earlier this requirement was used to be 4 out of 6 years but now the minimum requirement is 3 out of 5 years.
By the end of October 2018, the authorities have estimated a total of 152, 000 residents will obtained their Canadian citizenship. Post the introduction of changes, there were 108,000 people who have obtained their citizenship in the previous year. Currently, there has been an increase of 40% citizenship approvals since the past year.
In the past 9 months, IRCC has received 242,680 applications that are more than the 102,261 applications received in the same period the year before. To process one citizenship application, it takes a period of about 12 months.
To make the Citizenship Week special this year, IRCC has came up with inventive ways such to take Canadians to another level of happiness. The special outdoor citizenship ceremony will commence at the top of the CN Tower. The opening act will be with 6 of the Canadian new citizens taking oath of citizenship while harnessed on the EdgeWalk. This will be followed by another elevated ceremony at the top of Vancouver Lookout on October 11 and at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on October 12.
It is without doubt that Canada is a fantastic country that gives huge significance and importance to its Citizens.
How to become Citizen of Canada?
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