Path to permanent residency: Canadian citizenship process update

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Path to permanent residency: Canadian citizenship process update


The Canadian Government has announced that changes are being made to the legislation  to make it easier for international students to become permanent residents. A number of new changes have been made to the Canadian Immigration Act.

The new bill is called:  “An Act to amend the Citizenship Act”.

This new bill will reduce the number of days that a student must have been in Canada before they are able to apply for their Canadian citizenship: from 4 out of 6 years, to 3 out of 5 years.

This means that students now do not have to wait as long to apply to become a permanent resident and the process is easier. The Canadian government is trying very hard to make the transition easier for students.

The new changes will make the process so much faster and easier for international students.


If there’s any group in this country who would be good Canadians – they’re educated, they know about this country, they speak English or French – it’s them.” – Immigration minister John McCallum


This new change to the bill also restores the 50 per cent credit for time spent in Canada by international students

Click HERE to see the new bill.


Take a look at one of our older blogs to see the old bill compared to the proposed changes here. Also read: ‘A Promising Future in Canada’ to learn more about how the Liberal government is looking to gain more permanent residents.


So why are so many students wanting to come to Canada to study? Take a look at this blog to learn all about the benefits of studying in Canada!



Are you interested in continuing your education in Canada? If so, get started on your application today by going to www.applyboard.comApplyBoard is here to give you step by step guidance through the entire application process! 

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