Canada’s Bill C-6 Is Now Law

Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law, explains Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian

~ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Bill C-6 is an amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act that will benefit thousands of immigrants in Canada. Effective June 19, 2017, Canada’s Bill C-6 has received Royal Assent and is now law. The new law simplifies and streamlines the process for immigrants to become Canadian citizens and assures all Canadian citizens are treated equally.

Some of the changes in Bill C-6 take effect immediately, while others come into effect later in 2017 or in 2018. This chart from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canadaexplains the changes that have been made to the Citizenship Act and indicates when these changes are expected to come into force.

Bill C 6 Receives Royal Assent

Learn more here:  Bill C-6 Protecting Canadian Citizens Is Now Law 

Do you have questions about Canadian immigration? We Can Help

Evelyn Ackah is an immigration law expert who can review your particular case, and help you determine the best course of action. As the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah helps you understand your rights and interpret and navigate Canadian immigration law. Ackah Business Immigration Law provides comprehensive expertise in all areas of Canadian and United States immigration law. We provide the highest quality of legal services to clients based in Calgary and around the world.

To find out more about how to apply for Canadian citizenship and how to move to Canada:

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  1. Ari says

    Applicants may count each day they were physically present in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident as a half-day toward meeting the physical presence requirement for citizenship, up to a maximum credit of 365 days.

    “Temporary resident” means Visitor, Student and Worker right?

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