October 4, 2017 – Canada's federal government has announced the second wave of changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act under Bill C-6 will come into effect on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen made the announcement in Brampton, Ontario, at a press conference.
Important changes include the reduction of the physical presence requirement for permanent residents to qualify for citizenship, from four years in six to three years in five.
"Many permanent residents will be able to apply for citizenship earlier," Hussen said.
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