Tougher immigration tests catch out more Canadian citizenship applicants
Failure rates among international movers taking statutory
Canadian citizenship tests have soared since tougher questions and revamped
rules, including a higher pass mark, were introduced earlier this year.
According to The Canadian Press, the revised tests were
brought in this March, based on a new, more comprehensive citizenship guide
given to all applicants.
As few as one in 25 people failed the old test, but up to
one in three are finding themselves falling foul of the new questionnaires, and
immigration officials are becoming concerned at the prospect of the number of
people being forced to plead their case before a judge for their international
relocation being allowed causing a log-jam in the courts.
The old and new tests both have 20 multiple-choice questions
and a 30-minute time limit. The test is obligatory for all would-be immigrants
to Canada aged between 18 and 54.
An internal survey of 35 testing centres across Canada,
carried out between April 19 and June 24, showed an average of one in four
people were falling foul of the test.
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