Bill C-6 Receives Royal Assent
Government of Canada
June 19, 2017
Changes expected to take effect in fall 2017
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.
Ottawa reverses course of Canada’s 'easier to lose, harder to get' citizenship
February 25, 2016
The Liberal government has introduced new legislation to remove barriers to citizenship erected by its Conservatives predecessors while retaining and extending officials' authority to deal with fraud.
The changes, expected to be implemented later this year, will provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship and help immigrants become full-fledged Canadian citizens sooner, said Immigration Minister John McCallum.
What matters most to would-be citizens are the proposed changes to citizenship requirements including [...] allowing time in Canada before permanent residency to count toward physical residency requirements, which would benefit refugees and those previously in Canada on study or work permits.