Yes, this will be done to help considerably cut increasing wait times for Canada citizenship.
Reduced wait times for Canada Citizenship—Canada citizenship wait times are likely to go down as the federal government is planning to slash the stock of all those files where applicants failed to attend multiple scheduled Canada citizenship interviews or Canada citizenship tests.
So, as per the details, applications that were submitted on or after 17th April, 2009 will get closed in case the applicants did not provide residency proof even after getting two notices from the Canadian government.
Canada government has decided to bring down wait times for Canada citizenship applications by shutting files of applicants not attending multiple scheduled Canada citizenship interviews/tests.
Giving details of the step, an official spokesperson for Canada immigration minister Chris Alexander, Andrea Khanjin said as per the latest official records, as many as 54,000 applicants for Canada citizenship have not showed up for Canada citizenship test in the period of last three years. So, this means nearly 12,000 Canada citizenship application files are likely to get slashed.
Do you take Canada citizenship seriously?—If you consider taking Canada citizenship seriously, then, as per the latest announcement by Canada government, you will not have to wait for long for becoming Canada citizens.
Yes, those who are not bothered attending Canada citizenship interview or taking Canada citizenship test have really bogged down the application process of Canada citizenship for quite long, said Khanjin
. But now, this will not happen. Those who consider becoming Canada citizens seriously will not be required keep waiting in line behind those who make excuses for missing their Canada citizenship test/interview.
However, those who have to miss their Canada citizenship test or Canada citizenship interview due to some personal illness or being away for caring of their dying parent won’t get their applications slashed.
File closed?—Reapply for Canada citizenship—For those whose Canada citizenship application file has been closed but is still desirous of gaining Canada citizenship can do so by making a fresh application for Canada citizenship. And he/she will have to pay the new Canada citizenship application fee.
If you have stayed in Canada for the period of three years out of the previous four years and already a Canada permanent resident, then you can apply for Canada citizenship.