More than 260,000 people became new Canadians; Backlog elimination on track
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More than 260,000 people became new Canadians; Backlog elimination on track

News Release Record number of new citizens welcomed in 2014 More than 260,000 people became new Canadians; Backlog elimination on track Scarborough (Toronto), Ontario — Canada welcomed more than 260,000 new citizens this year, thanks to the government’s improvements to the citizenship program as well as recent reforms to the Citizenship Act, Canada’s Citizenship and … Continue reading

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Ottawa welcomes more than 1,100 new Canadians; 700 in Montreal

News Release Ottawa welcomes more than 1,100 new Canadians OTTAWA— More than 1,100 individuals from 122 countries became Canadian citizens at 15 citizenship ceremonies in Ottawa this week, announced Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander recently. Alexander welcomed and congratulated Canada’s newest citizens at a special citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday. The ceremony, … Continue reading

Protecting the Health and Safety of Canadians
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Protecting the Health and Safety of Canadians

News Release Protecting the Health and Safety of Canadians Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced new precautionary measures to protect the health and safety of Canadians. Effective immediately, Canadian visa officers have temporarily paused the processing of visa applications from foreign nationals who have been physically present in a country designated … Continue reading

Improving Processing Times, Welcoming More New Citizens; Government’s changes to the Citizenship Act mean deserving applicants becoming citizens faster
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Improving Processing Times, Welcoming More New Citizens; Government’s changes to the Citizenship Act mean deserving applicants becoming citizens faster

News Release Improving Processing Times, Welcoming More New Citizens Government’s changes to the Citizenship Act mean deserving applicants becoming citizens faster Scarborough, ON — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that more than 200,000 people have joined the Canadian family since the start of 2014. The Minister also announced that the citizenship … Continue reading

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Canada fast-tracks citizenship for Canadian Armed Forces members

News Release Honouring those who serve Canada Canada fast-tracks citizenship for Canadian Armed Forces members Halifax, NS — Thanks to the government’s recent changes to the Citizenship Act, Canada has now welcomed two new citizens under the recently-launched fast-track provision for members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), announced Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris … Continue reading

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Celebrating Canadian Citizenship: Citizenship Week 2014 runs October 13-19

News Release Celebrating Canadian Citizenship Citizenship Week 2014 runs October 13-19 October 10, 2014—Ottawa— Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander invites Canadians to take part in Citizenship Week 2014 activities happening in communities across Canada next week. Citizenship Week is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the rights we enjoy, the values we share, … Continue reading

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Edmonton welcomes more than 750 new Canadians

News Release Edmonton welcomes more than 750 new Canadians EDMONTON, AB— Over the past two weeks, Edmonton welcomed approximately 750 new Canadian citizens from more than 90 countries at six ceremonies at the Stanley A. Milner Library. Ceremonies like these demonstrate how the government is working to make the citizenship program more efficient and helping … Continue reading