Why October 2017 Was the Best Month to Apply For Canadian Immigration
A number of measures have been taken this October that will make it easier for some applicants to receive their Canadian Citizenship. The ItsCanadaTime team is very excited for these developments, especially because we have a very specific client base that has been asking for these changes.
You may remember in September when we announced the beginning of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. ItsCanadaTime released the historic reform that required Canadian businesses to hire foreign workers. Well… We have some bigger news.
55 Years old or above – 17 years old or younger will not have to take language and knowledge exams
That’s right! Those of you worried that it “may be too late for Canada,” couldn’t be any further from the truth. Canada has now made it easier for you and your children to immigrate to Canada and become Citizens! It’s the greatest Canadian advancement since sliced bread.
Many clients have been commenting recently on the blog writing:
“What do I do? I want to immigrate, but I’m 55, Canada doesn’t want me.”
This one is for you! We told you, it’s never too late and now we see that becoming a Canadian Citizen has just become effortless. Congratulations!
The required physical presence in Canada has been CUT IN HALF
You guessed it! Instead of having to be in Canada for a required 6 years, the Canadian government will now only require you to be present in Canada for a period of 3 years in order to apply for Canadian Citizenship.
Furthermore, the required minimum of 183 days (to be considered a year) has been abolished. This means that those with permanent residence will now be able to study abroad, work in other countries, or visit family members, without losing their citizenship eligibility.
Temporary workers, students, tourists, and refugees can accumulate physical presence in Canada
Maybe the most progressive and beneficial reform passed in bill C-6 on October 11th allows those who are not permanent residents to use time spent in Canada as physical presence. Those who have been in Canada may use the time (up to 1 year maximum) to arrive at the 3-year-requirement and are then allowed to apply for citizenship. So to some up this historic amendment, Citizenship may be accomplished after only 2 years of your Permanent Residence Visa!
You could be one of 300,000 immigrants!
The current liberal reform policy spear-headed by Ahmed Hussen and backed by Prime Minister Justin Trudea is meant to simplify the process of becoming a Canadian citizen. Thanks to the laws passed in October, many immigrants will be looking to move to Canada!
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen was elected in January of 2017 and since then has raised the annual standard of Canadian Immigration to 300,000. Hussen, a Canadian immigrant himself, fled war-torn Somalia at the age of 16 in 1993.
The new policy taking effect NOW certainly reflects a relaxed stance on the rules for obtaining Canadian citizenship, which PM Hussen claims will make the journey to join the “Canadian family” more effortless and adaptable.
This is a major win for Canadian immigrants! Thanks to last month’s amazing news November is your time to join the 300,000 immigrants moving to Canada this year. Click Here or click the banner below to start your immigration today.
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