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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Winter, Elke

Published: January 2016

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Maas, Willem

Published: July 2015

Country expert(s)

Maas, Willem

Winter, Elke

Current citizenship law

Citizenship Act (consolidated version as of 15 May 2015) LANGUAGE: United Kingdom

Citizenship Act (Bill C-6 amendment of 19 June 2017) LANGUAGE: uk

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Canada domestic case law
International case law Canada International case law
Citizenship News

Federal Court rules: ‘Independent’ hearing required before stripping Canadian citizenship

Proposed changes to the Canada Citizenship Act

Canada: Long term expatriates do not have the right to vote in federal elections, says highest court of Ontario