Advertisement

New citizenship rules on language, residency to kick in Oct. 11

New citizenship rules on language, residency to kick in Oct. 11
From CBC - October 4, 2017

Relaxed rules for obtaining Canadian citizenship will kick in on Oct. 11, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen announced Wednesday.

Hussen said at an event in Brampton, Ont. that the new requirements will make the path to join the "Canadian family" easier and more flexible.

"As a country that's committed to the settlement and integration of newcomers successfully so they can restart their lives and make contributions to our society, we have to ensure the path to citizenship for permanent residents," he said.

Hussen said today's announcement checks off a major campaign promise for the Liberals.

The new rules include:

Advertisement

Continue reading at CBC »