First person to get Citizenship revoked under Bill C-24

The government has begun the process of revoking the citizenship of an Iranian-Canadian serving a prison sentence in Edmonton for terrorism, according to sources familiar with the case. Hiva Alizadeh is the first Canadian to be targeted by a law that allows Ottawa to strip the citizenship from Canadians convicted of terrorist offences, provided they […]

Nine Things You Need to Know About the Changes to Canadian Citizenship

At the beginning of June, the very nature of Canadian citizenship was altered as a major portion of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating a two-tier citizenship system. As a result of this new law, dual citizens and people who have immigrated to Canada can have their citizenship taken away while other Canadians cannot. […]

Changes To Canada’s Citizenship Act To Come Into Force This Week

There has been a lot of talk about Citizenship Act during last two year. Lots of reforms and changes were gradually announced but those long-awaited changes to Canada’s citizenship laws will finally come into effect this week by Thursday, June 11. The reforms result from a bill of law passed by the Canadian Parliament last […]

Bill C24 - Second Class Citizenship, Changes to Canadian Citizenship Act

Bill C-24: Second class citizenship goes into effect

Last Friday, part of Bill C-24 went into effect, “officially” creating a two-tier citizenship system. So now it seems we have Second Class Citizens. This means that people who are dual citizens and who have immigrated to Canada can have their citizenship taken away. In a press release last week government of Canada tried to […]

CHANGES TO THE CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP ACT – Bill C-24

The Canadian Citizenship Act changed in 2014 due to Bill C-24 – Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act. Here is the announcement. Below chart is listing those changes that took place as the result of this bill. THE CITIZENSHIP ACT CHANGES TO THE ACT Effective to Date The current residency requirements require you to be: Living in Canada for 3 […]