Reforms to the Canadian Citizenship Act quickens processing

August 02, 2014
Overhaul of Canadian Citizenship Act accelerates processing

Canada's Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, announced that recent reforms to the Canadian Citizenship Act, are bringing in huge benefits such as the processing of the applications quickly and the reduction of the citizenship applications to the lowest number in over two years.

Decision making process for citizenship came down from three steps to one step due to the overhaul of Citizenship Act by the government. Besides, citizenship applications are processed at a quick rate with reduction in backlogs due to increase in number of decision makers. 

It is likely that the citizenship applications will be processed within a year and the present backlog will be decreased by over 80 percent in 2015/16.

The government’s reforms to the citizenship Act pertain to decline of incomplete applications and a steady system for legal evaluation of citizenship decisions.

The Minister said that Canadian government is highly dedicated to make sure that only qualified applicants enter the country and join the Canadian family quickly.

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