Canada Permanent Residents Not Entitled to Same Rights and Privileges as Citizens

Canada Permanent Residents Not Entitled to Same Rights and Privileges as Citizens | Evelyn Ackah | Immigration Lawyer

Canadian Permanent Residents are not entitled to the same rights and privileges as citizens. A recent Canada legal case involving a permanent resident convicted of robbing a bank highlighted the risk of deportation for Canada residents who are convicted of a crime. On appeal, the court reduced the original sentence of 18 months to 6 months so the […]

Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: New Court Ruling

Evelyn Ackah | Calgary Immigration Lawyer | Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act - New Court Ruling

Federal Court Voids Canadian Citizenship Revocation On July 12, 2017, the Federal Court voided the revocation of 312 Canadian citizens who lost their citizenship without a hearing and without consideration of individual circumstances under the Harper era changes. The court ruled that while becoming a Canadian citizen is a privilege, once citizenship is granted the individual is […]

Requirements to Become a Canadian Citizen

Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

How to Apply for Canadian Citizenship  The requirements to become a Canadian citizen are set by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). To become a citizen of Canada, there are eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify that depend on your unique situation, and could be changed in the future. Meeting the Canadian […]