In a step taken that would come as a huge benefit to the immigrants to Canada who are looking to acquire the citizenship of Canada, the Canadian government has proposed wide range of changes to its Citizenship Act.
These changes would allow the individual who are looking to immigrate to Canada to apply for and get the citizenship quickly and much more easily than ever before.
Among the proposed changes is decline in the time the permanent residents have to reside in Canada for becoming eligible to apply for the citizenship, from four to six years to three to five years.
Many applicants who had spent time in Canada on the temporary status will be able to count the part of this time towards the three year need.
The planned changes will also cancel the intent to live provision and remove the language proficiency need for assured applicants.
The planned changes to the Act of Citizenship run the full range of the act, from how an applicant might become entitled for citizenship of Canada to the rights given once the citizenship is conferred on the individual.