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Will I lose my citizenship if I get Canadian citizenship? Here's the answer on dual citizenship

12:00 AM | 28 May, 2023
Will I lose my citizenship if I get Canadian citizenship? Here's the answer on dual citizenship

TORONTO - Every year thousands of people try to get Citizenship of other countries to secure their future, most of whom belong to underdeveloped countries.

While many are able to secure the citizenship of another country, they are concerned about whether their citizenship of their country of origin stays intact or not.

For those who are worried about their original citizenship after getting citizenship in Canada, there is a sigh of relief as Canadian authorities allow dual citizenship.

This means that you can have Canadian citizenship and retain the citizenship that you already had.

The only catch in this regard is that though Canada allows dual citizenship, the country you are a national of might not allow keeping two citizenships at one time which should be checked beforehand.

To check whether you can have two citizenships at one time, one must consult his country's immigration department or their online portal. As far as Canada is concerned, there is no restriction.

Canada is revamping its immigration system and is considered among the countries which welcome immigration as endorsed by figures as well.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) disclosed a few months back that it hit the target of 431,645 new permanent residents and surpassed 2021 numbers. Prior to setting a new record for entrants in 2021, the last time Canada allowed such a large number of newcomers was in 1913.

This is in line with the government’s plans to settle more immigrants to plug the gap regarding labor shortages in various sectors and to increase the targets every year for the next three years.

“Today marks an important milestone for Canada, setting a new record for newcomers welcomed in a single year. It is a testament to the strength and resilience of our country and its people. I am excited to see what the future holds and look forward to another historic year in 2023 as we continue to welcome newcomers,” Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said.

Canada has set a new goal to bring in 465,000 new permanent residents this year, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025. At present, Immigrants account for 36% of physicians, 33% of business owners with paid staff, and 41% of engineers. 

Experts are of the view that the native population can't even grow without immigrants.

Anila Lee Yuen, president and CEO of the Centre for Newcomers in Calgary said her facility has processed three times as many people as it would typically see since it expanded its services.

“At the start of the new year, the first day back (to) work, we've actually hired 16 new people that started today (Tuesday), alone,” she said.

According to the press release, IRCC processed about 5.2 million applications including the aspirants of permanent residence, temporary residence and citizenship in 2022, doubling the number from the previous year.

The population of Canada hovers around 38 million and each year, it receives citizenship requests from people from across the world due to social safety net, and better healthcare amongst other factors.

As more and more professionals are seeking oppurtunities in Canada, more problems are being faced by the authorities. For instance, delays in processing immigration applications increased last year, with about 1.3 million applications taking longer to process than the government’s service standards, as of the end of July.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


PKR exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 22 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 22, 2024 Monday.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 22 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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