Government of Canada improvises the Citizenship Law
The Liberal Government of Canada has planned to bring in controversial changes to the procedures of obtaining citizenship in Canada. As of the news, the government’s major focus area for amendment is the C-6 bill. Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Liberal chairperson of the House Immigration Committee) said that the bill is expected to come into effect from the Canada day, i.e.July 1, 2016.
The expected changes are:
1) Significant reduction in the time period permanent residents will have to live in Canada prior to applying for a citizenship- from four out six years to three out of five years
2) Repeal the intent to reside provision and remove language proficiency requirements for certain applications
3) Strengthening the system and seizing the documents of the one who have obtained citizenship unethically and unlawfully.
4) File Canadian income taxes, if required to do so under the Income Tax Act, for three taxation years out of five years in accordance with the new physical presence requirement.