Minister Ahmed Hussen of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship announced that the changes to Bill C-6 or an Act to amend the Citizenship Act and make consequential amendments to another Act will take effect on October 11, 2017. Specifically, the changes are the following:
Applicants must be permanent residents of and physically reside in Canada for at least 1,095 days (three years) during the five years before the date of their application. (instead of 4 years out of 6 years)
Eliminating the 183 days of physical presence requirement
Restores consideration of time spent in Canada as a non-permanent resident (non-PR) for most applicants to a maximum of one year of credited time.
Reduces the period to three years for adult applicants to file Canadian income taxes, if required under the Income Tax Act, to be eligible for citizenship.
Applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 must meet basic knowledge and language requirements.
For the full video announcement, watch here:
Update on implementation of Bill C-6 Citizenship Act Changes f…
Watch an important update from Minister Hussen about the implementation of changes to the Citizenship Act resulting from Bill C-6,which take effect October 11, 2017. For more info visit: http://ow.ly/Z8hV30fDymU This was originally broadcast live on Facebook on October 4, 2017.
Posted by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship on Wednesday, October 4, 2017