Evaluation of the Citizenship Awareness Program

The Migrant Integration Policy Index,Footnote21 which allows for a comparative examination of seven policy areas within each of 31 countries to determine whether migrants are "guaranteed equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities", gave Canada high marks with respect to access to nationality. In 2010, Canada ranked fourth among the participating countries with respect to this policy area, behind Portugal, Sweden and Australia. The analysis found that "nearly all Canada's residents are encouraged to become Canadian citizens", and that "as in all other traditional settler countries, immigrants and their children have clear access to citizenship".

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