Canada’s citizenship and immigration minister, Chris Alexander announced that the nation is glad to receive 150,000th new citizen of 2014.
Alexander has welcomed new citizens at the citizenship ceremony held at Scarborough, during which he focused on new changes of the government to the citizenship system. These have caused to enhance the processing times and reduce the backlog of citizenship by eight percent.
New reforms to the Citizenship Act will enhance the effectiveness of citizenship program. The efficient decision making process and additional changes to the Citizenship Act are likely to cause the processing of the citizenship applications down to below one year, accomplish a working list of applications for the financial year 2015-2016 and decrease the backlog of citizenship applications by over 80%
The immigration minister said that he was proud to welcome additional number citizens to the family of Canada. The rise in the number of citizens indicates that the reforms of the government to the system of citizenship are working effectively.