Strengthening Canadian citizenship

The Government has made changes to the Citizenship Act that will:

  • Increase the efficiency of the citizenship program to help qualified applicants acquire citizenship faster;
  • Strengthen the requirements to become a citizen;
  • Strengthen program integrity and combat fraud; and
  • Honour those who serve Canada.

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Changes to the Citizenship Act

Find out more about what changes are being made to the Act and when they will come into force.

Results of the changes

Read more about how changes to the Citizenship Act are improving Canada’s citizenship program.

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