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How do I calculate time spent in Canada when applying for Canadian citizenship?

CIC News How do I calculate time spent in Canada when applying for Canadian citizenship? To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, most applicants must have been living in Canada for at least 1,095 days (3 years) during the 5 years immediately before the date they sign their citizenship application. This is what Immigration, Refugees and…

Ontario Superior Court rules against second-generation citizenship cut-off in Canada

CIC News Ontario Superior Court rules against second-generation citizenship cut-off in Canada The Ontario Superior Court has deemed it unconstitutional for the Canadian federal government to deny automatic citizenship to the children of foreign-born Canadians who grew up abroad. Schedule a Free Canadian Citizenship Consultation with the Cohen Immigration Law Firm The court ruling challenges…

Healthcare and STEM make up the majority of occupations eligible for Express Entry category-based selection

CIC News Healthcare and STEM make up the majority of occupations eligible for Express Entry category-based selection Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced new selection categories for Express Entry candidates on May 31. Yesterday, IRCC held the first-ever Express Entry category-based draw inviting healthcare workers. It says it will invite more healthcare workers over…

Applying for Canadian citizenship if you were born outside of Canada

CIC News Applying for Canadian citizenship if you were born outside of Canada If you were born outside Canada and at least one of your biological or legal parents at birth were a Canadian citizen, you may be eligible for Canadian citizenship. You may submit a “proof of Canadian citizenship” application to the Canadian government,…

King Charles’ coronation: What is the role of the monarchy in Canada?

CIC News King Charles’ coronation: What is the role of the monarchy in Canada? As the world gathers to watch the coronation of King Charles III, there is a special significance for Canada. The new King will be officially styled as the King of Canada, among his other titles. This is the first coronation of…

How does the PSAC strike affect me during tax season?

CIC News How does the PSAC strike affect me during tax season? Amid a strike involving over 155,000 federal government workers, here is how Canadians will be impacted when it comes to filing their taxes until the strike is resolved. Discover if You Are Eligible for Canadian Immigration On April 19, the Public Service Alliance…

Canadian immigration: What we know about the strike so far

CIC News Canadian immigration: What we know about the strike so far On April 19, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), a union which represents over 155,000 public servants in Canada, began a strike. PSAC says it is one of the largest strikes in Canadian history. Throughout the strike, there will be disruptions to…

Toronto to hold election for mayor and city council

CIC News Toronto to hold election for mayor and city council Toronto will hold a municipal election on October 24 this year. Municipal (city) government oversees things such as property taxes, public transit, public spaces such as parks, and garbage collection. It is the level of government closest to day-to-day life. This election will decide…

Canada’s immigration backlog remains at 2.6 million people

CIC News Canada’s immigration backlog remains at 2.6 million people Canada’s immigration backlog remains at 2.6 million people according to new Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) data. IRCC released updated data, which is current as of September 30, on its website on October 14. The inventory across all lines of business has progressed as…