Oct. 11, 2018
Minister Hussen celebrates Citizenship Week at Newnham
Visit marks one-year anniversary of Bill C-6
The Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, visited Newnham Campus on Thursday, Oct. 11 to mark the one-year anniversary of Bill C-6, which brought in important changes to the Citizenship Act, helping qualified applicants get citizenship faster.
The changes came into effect on Oct. 11, 2017 and provide those wanting to become Canadian citizens with greater flexibility in meeting the requirements. In particular, the changes reduce the time permanent residents must be physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship, from four out of six years to three out of five years.
Minister Hussen’s visit was also part of the annual Citizenship Week celebrations across Canada.
“During Citizenship Week, I encourage everyone to celebrate their citizenship and to reflect on what being Canadian means to you,” said Minister Hussen. “To me, being Canadian means being part of the greatest country in the world.”
Minister Hussen is pictured above with President David Agnew and students.