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Citizenship tests set to resume online after 8-month suspension |

The immigration division is resuming citizenship tests that had been placed on maintain greater than eight months in the past due to the worldwide pandemic, with safeguards in place to guarantee correct identification of these taking the tests online. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching a brand new digital platform at this time for […]Read More

Immigrants call on government to hold online or physically distanced

The latest: Immigrants call on Canada to hold online or physically distanced citizenship tests. Students in three of Saskatchewan’s major urban centres will have access to voluntary COVID-19 tests at school in the coming days. Nova Scotia’s private or independent schools are adding extra measures to protect against virus. India registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new confirmed […]Read More

Immigrants say their lives are in limbo as pandemic blocks

Six months after the federal government cancelled citizenship tests due to COVID-19, many immigrants say they fear a growing backlog in the citizenship queue will delay indefinitely their goal of becoming Canadians. Before the pandemic hit, the entire citizenship process took an average of 12 months. Now, applicants say they have no idea when in-person tests will resume — and they’re […]Read More

Immigrants urge government to deliver on promise to wipe out

As the U.S. moves to hike the fee to become an American citizen, Canada plans to eliminate the cost entirely.  Yet nearly a year after the Liberals made an election campaign promise to waive the $630 fee, newcomers to Canada who are now feeling a financial pinch from the pandemic are still waiting for the […]Read More

Canada makes it easier for same-sex couples to obtain citizenship

Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced today a change to immigration rules that will make it easier for same-sex couples to register children born abroad for Canadian citizenship. It has been difficult for same-sex couples to obtain citizenship for children born overseas when the birth parent is a non-Canadian. Until now, a child born abroad was recognized as a citizen […]Read More

Russia opens criminal case against activist for failing to declare

Russian investigators on Tuesday opened a criminal case against Pyotr Verzilov, an anti-Kremlin activist and associate of the Pussy Riot punk group, for having allegedly failed to declare his dual Canadian citizenship. The announcement came as Verzilov, publisher of the private Mediazona news outlet, had just been released following a 15-day stint in jail after […]Read More

Scheer says he won’t renounce U.S. citizenship because he won’t

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says he won’t be renouncing his U.S. citizenship now that he no longer has a chance of becoming prime minister. During the fall election, the Globe and Mail revealed that Scheer’s father is an American by birth and passed along his citizenship to Scheer and his siblings. Scheer never revealed that he held dual […]Read More