Revised Canadian Citizenship rules leads to increase in migration

Immigration, Refuges, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) claims that with the revision of citizenship rules on October 11, 2017, has resulted into more number of migrants in Canada receiving Canadian Citizenship. The revised rules and the easier path to obtain the citizenship status are the reasons behind a huge increase. In addition, the recent change also included revision in the number of days a permanent resident had to physically be present in the country before he or she makes application for citizenship. According to statistics, an approximately 152,000 people will be receiving Canadian citizenship by the end of this month.

Prior to this, permanent residents had to be physically present in Canada for about four years out of six, which has reduced to three out of five years. IRCC claims that the number of applications for citizenship has increased to 242,680 in the past nine months. Also, Canada has also limited language and knowledge requirements for receiving citizenship to applicants between the age of 18 and 54, which were earlier mandatory for applicants between the age of 14 and 64.

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