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Montréal welcomes more than 3,500 new Canadians

News Release Montréal welcomes more than 3,500 new Canadians MONTRÉAL, QC—This week, Montréal welcomed approximately 3,500 new Canadian citizens from more than 70 countries. Ceremonies like these demonstrate how the government is working to make the citizenship program more efficient, helping more people realize their dream of becoming Canadian sooner. Recent changes to the Citizenship Act, … Continue reading

Forty-seven citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada
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Forty-seven citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada

News Release Forty-seven citizenship ceremonies taking place across Canada Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced that with the help of a new online interactive map, individuals across Canada will be able to find a citizenship ceremony being held on Canada Day in their area. This year, Canada will welcome new citizens at … Continue reading

Minister Alexander highlights success of Canadian citizenship program
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Minister Alexander highlights success of Canadian citizenship program

News Release Minister Alexander highlights success of Canadian citizenship program  Scarborough, ON – Today, at a citizenship ceremony in Scarborough, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander, announced that Canada welcomed the 100,000th new citizen of 2014 last week. The number of new citizens sworn in to date in 2014 is more than double the number … Continue reading

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New Canadian citizens in March 2014 almost double compared to one year ago

News Release New Canadian citizens in March 2014 almost double compared to one year ago OTTAWA — Approximately 33,700 people from 199 countries became Canadian citizens at citizenship ceremonies held across Canada in March 2014. This is almost twice as many compared to March 2013 when 17,089 people were granted citizenship across Canada. Canada’s new … Continue reading

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Government to eliminate backlog-ridden and inefficient Investor and Entrepreneur Programs

News Release Government to eliminate backlog-ridden and inefficient Investor and Entrepreneur Programs OTTAWA — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander yesterday welcomed measures in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2014 to build a faster, more flexible immigration system that makes real contributions to Canada’s long-term prosperity. EAP 2014 announced the government’s intent to terminate the … Continue reading

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What people are saying about Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

News Release What people are saying about Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act Chantal Desloges, Immigration Lawyer:   @Twimmigration – LOVING IT – New Citizenship bill stiffens the penalties for fraud and counselling fraud.   Nick Noorani, Managing Partner – Prepare for Canada:   “I congratulate the government on its changes Citizenship Act that combat residency fraud … Continue reading

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Parent, Grandparent Program re-opens new applications on Jan.2

News Release Reuniting families and reducing backlogs in Canada’s immigration system Parent and Grandparent Program gearing up for re-launch OTTAWA ––  By cutting immigration backlogs and wait times, the Government is bringing families together more quickly, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced recently. Over the first six months of 2013, Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading