x
(587) 705-0764
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration
Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Free Consult

More Options...

Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Canada Work Permits and Citizenship

Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law

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:

  • All citizens will be treated equally, whether they are born in Canada or are immigrants who became Canadian citizens.
  • Dual citizens convicted of treason are treated like any other Canadian who breaks the law.
  • Makes the process for qualified immigrants to become Canadian citizens quicker and simpler.
  • Citizenship applicants are no longer required to intend to continue to live in Canada once granted citizenship.
  • The age minimum to apply for Canadian citizenship has been removed; minors are allowed to apply for citizenship via their legal custodian or the court system.

Other provisions of Bill C-6 take effect later in 2017 or in 2018, including:

  • Citizenship applicants must be physically present in Canada for three out of five years before applying for citizenship.
  • Applicants must file Canadian income taxes.
  • Canada citizenship applicants aged between 18 and 54 years must meet the language and knowledge requirements for citizenship.

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 L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Canada's Temporary Residents Grew 46%: Do You Want To Move To Canada?

Canada is experiencing the highest population growth since 1957, driven mostly by immigration, according to Statistics Canada. International migration accounted for 94.5% of ...

Read More

How CUSMA Can Help Americans Work in Canada

CUSMA facilitates cross-border labour mobility for Americans to work in Canada by streamlining regulations, removing barriers that previously hindered the process and expediting ...

Read More

What Is Intra-Company Transfer To Canada?

Canada is a popular destination for skilled professionals from all over the world. One way to move to Canada is through an intra-company transfer (ICT) visa. This visa allows employees ...

Read More

Canada Launches Open Work Permit For H-1B Visa Holders

Canada Announced 6 New Tech Immigration Initiatives To Attract Global Tech Talent Starting July 16, 2023, the Canadian government will introduce a new immigration stream to allow ...

Read More

Canada Foreign Workers Don't Need Study Permits

Effective immediately, foreign workers in Canada with a valid work permit no longer need study permits to get additional training and education. The Canadian government has introduced ...

Read More

Episode 66: Intra-Company Transfers To Canada

On the podcast, Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah provides a detailed explanation of intra-company transfers to Canada including the program requirements, candidate eligibility ...

Read More

We have been using the services of Ackah Business Immigration Law for over 5 years. Evelyn and her team have provided vital and critical help to us in navigating the complicated and ever changing rules on how to bring qualified and talented dancers to Canada as foreign workers to become part of our company. Diversity enriches what we do and these dancers are essential to our artistic success and community outreach. Evelyn’s team lead the application process, take care of all the administration and provides constant support throughout the process. As a small registered charity having this expertise available is instrumental to our success we applaud Ackah Business Immigration for generously supplying their professional services to us pro bono. Their involvement helps us to continue to enrich lives by engaging people in exploring, evolving and promoting the art of jazz dance.

– Kathi Sundstrom, Executive Director for Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

View All Testimonials