- first cousin
The term refers to both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships
A certified translator is a member in good standing of a professional translation association in Canada or abroad. Their certification must be confirmed by a seal or stamp that shows the translator’s membership number.
Any family member, representative or consultant of the applicant who may be a lawyer, notary or translator is not permitted to translate documents.
Note: A translator in the process of receiving their certification or accreditation is not considered a certified translator for IRCC’s purposes.
A person who provides support, advice or help, for a fee or other consideration, to someone who wants to immigrate to Canada or obtain Canadian citizenship. Canada’s citizenship and immigration laws define representatives and the terms of their services. This person does not work for the Canadian government.
The final step in becoming a Canadian citizen. During the citizenship ceremony, candidates for citizenship aged 14 and over must take the oath of citizenship. After taking the oath, new citizens receive their citizenship certificate.
A person who is authorized by the Minister under the Citizenship Act to perform the duties of a citizenship officer prescribed by the Citizenship Regulations such as:
- reviewing applications to see whether a person meets the requirements for Canadian citizenship and conducting interviews and hearings with applicants as necessary,
- planning interviews, tests, hearings and citizenship ceremonies,
- granting citizenship to applicants, and
- providing written decision of refusal to applicants including reasons for the refusal.
Applicants between the ages of 18 and 54 (on the date of application) must take the test. It is usually a written test, but is sometimes taken orally with a citizenship officer.
- Canada, and
- The responsibilities and privileges of citizenship.
A client identification (client ID) number, also referred to as a unique client identifier (UCI), can be found on any official document issued by an IRCC office, case processing centre or a Canadian visa office outside sugardaddy al Canada.
A stage of higher education that comes after high school. Colleges offer one- to three-year diploma programs in academic or technical subjects.
A person authorized under provincial or territorial law to administer and witness a person who will swear to an oath on sworn statements.
The term refers to opposite-sex and same-sex relationships
A points-based system used to assess and score a candidate’s Express Entry profile to rank them against other candidates in the pool. The CRS will assess the profile information candidates submit, including skills, work experience, language ability, education and other factors.
A person outside Canada who has had a binding relationship with a sponsor for at least one year but could not live with their partner.
A group authorized in writing by a sponsorship agreement holder (SAH) to sponsor refugees under the SAH’s sponsorship agreement. An example of a Constituent Group is a local congregation or chapter of a national church or organization that is a SAH.
A Government of Canada office that helps Canadian citizens abroad. They are led by a Consul General. They are not located in capital cities. Some consulates also provide immigration services.
A provincially-mandated organization, such as a regulatory body or a post-secondary institution, that is responsible for assessing the portability of foreign credentials.
When a person is not allowed to enter or stay in Canada because they have committed or been convicted of a crime for which they have not received a record suspension (formerly known as a pardon) or been rehabilitated under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The crime could have been committed and/or the conviction rendered in or outside Canada.