Updating canadian citizenship card
To obtain a Certificate of Canadian Citizenship, Citizenship and Immigration Canada provides an online Application for a Citizenship Certificate.
If you are abroad, you can obtain information on the necessary procedures from the nearest Canadian government office.
Promise made, promise kept when it comes to strengthening the value of Canadian citizenship." The requirement for maintain permanent residence in Canada remains unchanged at two years in a five year period.
After Canadian Confederation was achieved in 1867, the new Dominion's "nationality law" initially closely mirrored that of the United Kingdom and all Canadians were classified as British subjects.
Section 91(25) of the British North America Act, 1867, passed by the British Parliament in London (now referred to as the Constitution Act, 1867), however, gave the Parliament of Canada authority over "Naturalization and Aliens".
On 19 June 2017, the Act has been amended for a fourth time by the 42nd Canadian Parliament.
A set of changes has already taken effect on that date, while the remaining provisions will come into force in fall 2017 and early 2018.