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Canadian Citizenship

The latest Canada immigration news an updates on being or becoming a Canadian citizen in Canada including eligibility, requirements, process, and lifestyle. Becoming a citizen of Canada usually falls after visiting Canada, becoming a Permanent Resident and then applying for citizenship.

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Changes to Canadian Citizenship Benefits Same-Sex Couples and Couples with Fertility Issues

By CaseyJuly 15, 2020
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On July 9, 2020, the Canadian government ruled a change in the definition of “parent” under the Citizenship Act. This is especially good news for couples who have had fertility issues or couples of the same sex. Before this ruling, the Citizenship Act only allowed for foreign-born children to be automatically recognized as citizens if […]

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Canadians Must Take Oath to Become a Citizen

By CaseyJanuary 14, 2020
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Taking the Oath of Citizenship at a citizenship ceremony is your final step to become a Canadian citizen. Roughly 170,000 immigrants take the oath each year, according to official estimates. The Oath of Citizenship is a solemn declaration that citizenship applicants who have been granted citizenship take, promising to obey Canadian laws while fulfilling their […]

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Does Canada Have Birthright Citizenship?

By Ella BergquistJanuary 3, 2020
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Those who are born in Canada are typically protected under the Canadian Nationality Law (birthright citizenship). The Canadian Nationality Law is defined by the Citizenship Act, which determines who is eligible to be a citizen of Canada. When a child is born in Canada they typically obtain Canadian citizenship on the principle of “jus soli” […]

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What to Know About “Birth Tourism” in 2022

By Rachel BarrickDecember 17, 2021
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Over the past year, 379 foreign nationals were born at Richmond Hospital in Canada to non-Canadian citizens or permanent residents. This is part of an industry known as “birth tourism”, in which a pregnant woman enters Canada to give birth to a child who will then automatically be given citizenship. They typically travel to Canada […]

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Proposed Changes to Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenMay 31, 2016
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The Liberal government has been focusing their legislative efforts on improving the existing Citizenship Act in order to allow immigrants to apply for Canadian Citizenship earlier and easier than the procedure currently in place. The goal, according to the chair of the House Immigration Committee, MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj, is for the bill known as C-6 is passed into law […]

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How to Pass Your Canadian Citizenship Test

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2015
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What is the Canadian Citizenship Test? The Canadian citizenship test is required for individuals between ages 18 and 54 applying for citizenship. It is most commonly a written test, but sometimes an applicant will be required to take oral test with a citizenship officer instead. The test focuses on subjects like citizens’ rights, freedoms, and responsibilities, along […]

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Only 26% of Immigrants Want Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenNovember 2, 2020
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As recently reported by CIC News, the number of Canadian immigrants who actually want to become citizens has dropped by 53% in recent years. Only 26 per cent of Canadian immigrants have expressed the desire to be granted citizenship. According to former citizenship director-general Andrew Griffith, the massive decline is due to the government’s recent fees and […]

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How Long is Processing for Canadian Application?

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2021
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Reminder: Due to the impact Coronavirus has had on Canadian immigration, offices are experiencing delays in both receiving and processing citizenship applications for the time being. There are many steps you must take and requirements must meet in order to become a Canadian citizen. But it’s common to have many questions about what exactly happens […]

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Canadian Citizenship Judge Charged With Helping Immigration Consultants’ Clients Cheat

By Michael NirenJanuary 2, 2020
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After a one-year investigation by the RCMP, a Citizenship and Immigration Judge is facing charges and is accused of giving copies of citizenship exams to a Toronto immigration consultant after stealing them. According to the RCMP, the judge allegedly passed these tests onto an immigration consultant in order to help their clients attain Canadian citizenship. […]

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Changes to the Maximum Age of an Immigrant Dependant

By Michael NirenMay 18, 2013
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A Toronto Star article published last week says that the federal government will be reducing the maximum age of immigrant dependant children in Canada from 22 to 19. Previously, students over the age of 22 who were studying full-time were given an exemption and were still eligible, but that will be taken away also.  The outline […]

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Requirements for obtaining citizenship in Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 16, 2019
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Permanent residency is a highly sought after position in Canada, but many permanent residents wish to become Canadian citizens. Canadian citizens have many rights that permanent residents do not. For example, Canadian citizens may vote in elections, have a Canadian passport and hold public office. Canadian citizenship is sometimes considered the final step in the […]

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5 Factors Required in Order to Apply for Canadian Citizenship

By Michael NirenMarch 17, 2021
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In order to apply for your citizenship, you must determine whether or not you are able to do so. There are 5 basic categories that are required in order to apply. 1. Age You must be 18 years of age or older to apply for citizenship. 2. Permanent Residence You must have resided in Canada […]

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!