- Remove the reference to how citizenship revocation notices are delivered to dual citizens convicted of actions against the national interest,
- Clarify who can apply for citizenship on behalf of a minor,
- Revise the requirement to be physically present in Canada to three out of five years before applying for citizenship,
- Revise the requirement for citizenship applicants to file income taxes, if required to do so, to three out of five years to match the physical presence requirement, Remove reference that individuals must be physically present in Canada for a minimum of 183 days in four out of six years before applying for citizenship
- Revise the age range for language and knowledge requirements for citizenship to 18-54 years
Every Canadian Permanent Resident has a different reason why he or she wanted to become a naturalized Canadian. Possibly you wanted to avoid the inconvenience of renewing your PR card? You wanted to get involved with Canadian political life? You were tired of meeting Permanent Residency obligations? Maybe you found yourself emotionally ready for citizenship? Proposed changes to the Canadian Citizenship Act are now delivered on 21 July 2017.