Tag: citizenship

10 Jun 2015

New Rules on Acquiring Canadian Citizenship

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On June 11, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act will come into effect. Earlier this week, we highlighted the citizenship revocation provisions in the Act. The acquisition of citizenship itself has also become more difficult…

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24 Apr 2014

Outstanding numbers for Chinese Citizens

Posted by admin - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On April 22, 2014 Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, and Costas Menegakis, Parliamentary Secretary to Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister announced that in 2013 Canada issued more than 270,000 visitor visas , over 29,000 study permits and granted permanent residency to more than 34,000 Chinese citizens.

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20 Feb 2014

Bill C-24 – Amendments to the Canadian Citizenship Act: Citizenship To Be Redefined, Re-positioned and Re-evaluated

Posted by Mario Bellissimo - Bellissimo Law Group PC

On 6 February 2014 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. The Act proposes to fundamentally transform the meaning, scope and processing of Canadian citizenship. The important details, found within a complex set of proposed amendments necessitates a detailed cost-benefit analysis of the legal consequences of allowing mass changes to everything from eligibility to appeal in a larger-than-life overhaul of the legal landscape surrounding citizenship as we now know it in Canada.

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