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 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 […]