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Canada to expedite refugee claims from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt and Yemen

On May 4, 2017, the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada announced that effective June 1, 2017, asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt and Yemen will eligible to claim refugee status in Canada by skipping lengthy judicial hearings. Syria, Iraq and Eritrea are already on the list of the Policy on the Expedited Processing of ...

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Amendment to Immigration Act makes Syrian refugees eligible to vote in 2019

Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which has passed third reading in the Senate on May 3, 2017, reduced the length of time someone must be physically present in Canada to qualify for Citizenship to three years (1095 days) within the five years before applying for citizenship.

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