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Addressing Oath Ceremony Backlog

Copingwithlife

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The issue I think its once people get their citizenship they no longer have any skin in the game to care. It crazy how long it takes, for example, it took me nearly 14 months to get my citizenship. Luckily I got it on March 11th but the whole ceremony I think is stupid, to be honest. We should instead have two option

1) sign an affidavit which is notarized by a notary public as part of the application process after when you pass your test your citizenship certificate is mailed to you

2) not sign the affidavit and wait to be called for the oath ceremony
How about sending your recommendations to the government? I'm sure after they figure out how to stop the healthcare and financial system from collapsing , they'll have the time to look into your ideas
 
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How about sending your recommendations to the government? I'm sure after they figure out how to stop the healthcare and financial system from collapsing , they'll have the time to look into your ideas
Coronavirus is here to stay - at least for another 15 months till a vaccine is found and is available thru out all countries.

The number of infected people will reduce but not eradicate the virus in 1 or 2 months

Healthcare - under a lot of strain - this is the new normal

Financial system - already damaged - will take about 8 to 10 years to recover (similar to post 2008 recession)
Reduction of jobs leads to reduction of income tax collection and spending by consumers.

Citizenship applications - part of important fee income for IRCC - applications on hold increase the backlog and serve no purpose to the govt
Alternative means of granting citizenship - new processes required whether online / notarization / video interview etc

Sending recommendations to govt - Yes, some of us have and some changes in the near future will take place.

Re-starting citizenship ceremonies with the risk of having even 1 infected person in the ceremony will spread the virus among the attendees.
 

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Things will be back on track after mid of May 2020 so expect a lag of 3 months due to Covid-19 disaster. As rightly said by someone in the thread that we're in the state of emergency and the government cannot invite more than 40 applicants in one/single citizenship ceremony.

All the best!
 

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Things will be back on track after mid of May 2020 so expect a lag of 3 months due to Covid-19 disaster. As rightly said by someone in the thread that we're in the state of emergency and the government cannot invite more than 40 applicants in one/single citizenship ceremony.

All the best!
Hi All,
Any updates on the ceremony front ? Do we know when we can expect cancelled ceremonies to take place?
Thanks
 

dpenabill

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Things will be back on track after mid of May 2020 so expect a lag of 3 months due to Covid-19 disaster.
Oh well. It was hard not to see things more optimistically a couple months ago.


Hi All,
Any updates on the ceremony front ? Do we know when we can expect cancelled ceremonies to take place?
Thanks
See
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/citizenship.html

This webpage was just updated Tuesday. Some links were just updated yesterday. Most recent information about processing is rather blunt:

"Due to the impacts of coronavirus disease (COVID-19),
-- we can't process applications normally
-- we can't provide accurate processing times"​

Those familiar with reading bureaucracy-ese (bureaucrat lingo) can readily read, between the lines, this means that non-essential processing is effectively on-hold, not happening.

For how long? Any forecast is whistling in the wind.

Bad news for more than a few, no doubt. But not nearly such bad news as that for the families of the 120 or so Canadians who are dying every day due to this disease. Probably not nearly so bad as it is for the thousands of small business operators in Canada whose business will not survive the impact of this disease, let alone the tens of thousands who are their employees.

We are in a rough patch folks. Getting more than a bit bumpy. Expect some bruising. There's a glimmer of light on the horizon, but that's mostly opening the window just a bit in order to let in just enough light to navigate our way through all the crap that is yet to come.
 

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Today I have seen Graduation ceremony being conducting in USA. Students have gathered in personal cars and stood outside and all formalities were conducting maintaining social distance and students were smiling in new and innovative step by the university. Can IRCC also invite persons whose oath ceremonies were fixed but cancelled due to COVID on the same pattern as is being done in USA for University graduation ceremony.
 
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