IRCC will continue to use online citizenship test
Since Immigration Canada launched the online citizenship test in November last year, more than 6,700 applicants have participated. Ottawa is now considering continuing this type of virtual examination mode. Asim Zaidan, a spokesperson for IRCC, said that before the pandemic, IRCC began to implement modern reforms to improve the service experience of applicants. Online exams are part of this project, and because of the pandemic, this was the first to be put on the agenda. Due to the pandemic, IRCC staff began to work from home, resulting in a decline in the efficiency of processing operations, affecting 85,000 applicants for the citizenship test. However, Zaidan also emphasized that so far, nearly 50,000 Canadians have taken the oath of citizenship in 8,000 virtual ceremonies. From a point of view, this is undoubtedly successful.