Rise in Canadian Citizenship for Indians

Rise in Canadian Citizenship for Indians

Question: Rise in Canadian citizenship for Indians during 2018 is-
(a) 50%
(b) 60%
(c) 70%
(d) 80%
Related facts:

  • According to recently issued IRCC(Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) estimate, 1.53 lakh people would have obtained Canadian citizenship by October 2018 – being a year from the date the new relaxed norms for citizenship came into effect.
  • As per IRCC, there is a rise of 50% in Canadian citizenship for Indians by October 2018.
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is the federal department which facilitates arrival of immigrants to Canada.
  • As country of birth, India figured in the second highest number of applications from those claiming Canadian citizenship.
  • Philippines topped this list by a slender lead: 15,600 – odd Filipinos became citizens of Canada during this ten-month period, but this was a marginal increase of 11% compared to the traffic form Philippines for the entire 12 months of 2017.
  • During the 10-month period ending October 2018 nearly 15,000-odd Indians obtained citizenship. If compared with 2017, it is a steep rise of 50%.  



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