Canada's Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law, effective June 19, 2017. The new law simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally. Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act and will benefit thousands of immigrants in Canada.
A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian
~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Bill C-6 provisions that take effect immediately include:
Other provisions of Bill C-6 take effect later in 2017 or in 2018, including:
Two-tiered citizenship has no place in Canada. Bill C-6 has passed, ensuring that a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian.
~ Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration
Evelyn Ackah is an immigration law expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:
Calgary: (403) 452‑9515
Vancouver: (604) 985‑9512
Toronto: (416) 643‑7177
North America: 1 (800) 932‑1190
By subscribing you are agreeing to receive electronic communications from us, including newsletters, alerts, updates, invitations to seminars and events, and other communications relevant to you and/or your business.
When you subscribe you will receive an email to confirm your subscription, and links to unsubscribe or update your profile at any time.