Chris Alexander, Citizenship and Immigration of Canada, announced that Canada has accepted over 16,000 new citizens in the month of January, which is twice as large compared to January 2013.
Investment plans that were announced under the Economic Action Plan, 2013 have helped the Citizenship and Immigration of Canada to strengthen itself and implement its plans. There is a lot of popularity for Canadian citizenship, and in the past, this had led to hurdles and difficulties in tackling the processing of visas and immigration which had become a lengthy process.
In the coming days, the Canadian government will take some more necessary steps to minimize the backlogs and further enhance the importance and also the ease in getting Canadian citizenship. As was announced in the year 2013, in the ‘Speech from the Throne’, some measures will be taken in the near future and the first extensive reforms to citizenship act will take over a generation.
Some facts to know
A total of 8,250 people got Canadian citizenship in January 2013. In the month of January 2014, over 16,000 people were accepted as citizens at 244 citizenship ceremonies that were held throughout the country.
In the process of becoming a Canadian Citizenship, the final step is the citizenship ceremony and the need to take up the responsibilities and rights which come up with citizenship. People across 190 countries have joined the Canadian family in January 2014. On an average, 10, 745 people become Canadian citizens in 2013, each month.
Canada has accepted the largest levels of immigration in the history of Canada, since 2006. On average 2, 57,000 people, every year. As a result, there is an increase of 30% in the number of citizens.
According to the census data, 86% of qualified permanent residents have become citizens of Canada.