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An Act to amend the Citizenship Act: A comparative view of proposed amendments

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Authority to revoke citizenship for certain acts against the national interest of Canada. These grounds include convictions of terrorism, high treason, treason or spying offences, depending on the sentence received, or for membership in an armed force or organized armed group engaged in armed conflict with Canada.


An overview of proposed changes to the Citizenship Act

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An Act to Amend the Citizenship Act was introduced today. The changes in the proposed legislation would provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship, and help immigrants obtain citizenship faster.They would also repeal provisions of the Citizenship Act that allow citizenship to be revoked from dual citizens who engage in certain acts against the national interest.


Accelerated process for welcoming blended visa office-referred Syrian refugees to Canada

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The Blended Visa Office-Referred program matches refugees identified for resettlement by the United Nations Refugee Agency with private sponsors in Canada. The Government of Canada will provide up to six months of income support, while private sponsors will provide another six months of financial support and up to a year of social and emotional support.


Community Partnership Settlement Plan criteria

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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is launching a process to expand the current network of communities across Canada that can provide the supports and services necessary to resettle Syrian refugees and other newcomers in the future.


Private Sponsors: What they do

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Syrian refugees arrive in Canada and become permanent residents upon arrival. Privately sponsored refugees are supported by their sponsors, who help them adjust to life in Canada


Resettlement and settlement services for Government-Assisted Refugees

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Various programs and services are available to Government-Assisted Refugees (GARs) to help them become participating members of Canadian society as quickly as possible. These services are provided by specialized Service Provider Organizations (SPOs).


The Matching Centre

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Refugees are resettled in different parts of Canada, from coast to coast. For more than 20 years, the Matching Centre has helped government-assisted refugees find a community to call home.


Interim Federal Health Program – Coverage for Syrian Refugees

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The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary health coverage for resettled refugees, refugee claimants and certain other groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health-care coverage. Eligible individuals receive coverage under the IFHP until they are eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance. The IFHP also does not cover health care services and products where a claim can be made under a private insurance plan.


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