Posted - 26, Feb 2018
The liberal government of Canada has taken several steps in last few years to help immigrants come and integrate in Canada. In continuation to its lenient immigration policies and rule changes, the government has announced to reduce the citizenship fee for minors (i.e. under 18 years) applying Canadian citizenship under subsection 5(1) of Canadian Citizenship Act.
Government Encourages Minors to be Canadian Citizens
The liberal government of Canada on June 19, 2017, immediately implemented a legislative amendment in the royal assent of Bill C-6, which required an applicant to be at least 18 years old to apply for Canadian Citizenship under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act. It opened the doors for the minors to apply for citizenship on their own behalf. Canadian Citizenship remains a huge step towards successful integration in the mighty maple leaf country.
Citizenship Fee for Minors reduced by government
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen, has now announced key changes to the fee schedule declared in the Citizenship Regulations. As per the new change, processing fees for minors applying under subsection 5(1) of the Citizenship Act has been reduced from $530 to $100. This bring them into line with the processing fees for minors applying under subsection 5(2) of the Act.
This key change would mean that there is not difference in the fee whether a minor is applying for Citizenship in Canada, with Canadian parents, Canadian permanent residents as parents or is applying own his own.
Reimbursement of Fee for Minor applicants, who applied citizenship after June 19, 2017
Canadian government will also reimburse the citizenship fee for minors, who applied for on or after June 19, 2017 and paid the $530 fee as minor applicant under the relevant subsection. The fee difference of $430 will be reimbursed in such cases. The IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has confirmed to contact such applicants directly to plan the process for getting the refund.
IRCC will follow up the implementation as well
The IRCC will also involve and encourage provinces and territories, childcare agencies, immigration service provider organizations and other stakeholders to spread awareness about this key immigration change implanted by the government. All such institutions will also receive guidance form the government as to how they can help and support minors in the process of acquiring citizenship.
Speaking about the whole change, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Mr. Ahmed Hussen, said, We encourage all immigrants, including those under 18 years of age, to take the path to Canadian citizenship and benefit from permanently belonging in Canadian society. We are pleased that these fee changes will further facilitate access to citizenship for minors and reduce the financial burden for potentially vulnerable children."
Year 2018 is High time to settle in Canada
If you have plans to settle in Canada, year 2018 is the high time with multiple immigration changes being made by the government to help immigrants come to Canada.
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