Program delivery update – May 29, 2015

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Coming into force of new elements of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act


On June 19, 2014, Bill C-24 received royal assent and the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act became law. However, many of the changes to the Citizenship Act included in Bill C-24 required additional legislative action before they could come into force. With the enactment of Bill C-44, the following elements come into force as of May 28, 2015:

  • new prohibitions resulting from misrepresentation on a citizenship application;
  • new grounds for revocation and streamlined procedures for revocation; and
  • new procedures for renunciation.

New instructions

  • Revocation by the Minister
  • Revocation by the Federal Court

Updated instructions

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