The Government of Canada can seek to take away Canadian citizenship from a person who acquired citizenship (not a Canadian citizen by birth), if it is found that citizenship was acquired by fraud, false representations, or by knowingly concealing material circumstances.
If it is determined that the citizen obtained permanent residence through fraud, false representations, or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, the person will not only lose Canadian citizenship under the Citizenship Act, but will also lose status as a permanent resident and a finding of misrepresentation under the IRPA.
If the Government of Canada is seeking to revoke a person’s citizenship, the process commences with a letter wherein the grounds of revocation are set out. The letter will request a response from the citizen, and the response can directly address the allegations and/or can provide ‘personal considerations’ as to why – even if the allegations are true – citizenship should not be revoked.
Our office can provide assistance at all stages of the citizenship revocation process, including by assisting with the preparation of a response to the allegation letter and also before the Federal Court of Canada.