Changes to the citizenship program starting in 2009 have resulted in a decline in the naturalization rate. Changes to the Citizenship Act in 2014 will further  decrease the rate, as part of the Government’s intent to make « citizenship harder to get and easier to lose. »  This excerpt from my book, Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote, analyses CIC operational data and the trend towards declining naturalization.

Andrew Griffith
Andrew Griffith is the author of “Because it’s 2015…” Implementing Diversity and Inclusion, Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote and Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism and is a regular media commentator and blogger (Multiculturalism Meanderings). He is the former director general for Citizenship and Multiculturalism, has worked for a variety of government departments in Canada and abroad, and is a fellow of the Environics Institute.

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