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If I file for bankruptcy, does it affect my citizenship process?

To the best of our knowledge, filing an assignment in bankruptcy (or a consumer proposal) under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act would not preclude or prevent you from becoming a citizen. However, if you are an undischarged bankrupt, you may not apply to be a sponsor for someone to come to Canada until you have been discharged.

Prior to making a final decision with respect to filing for bankruptcy and the potential impact on your citizenship application, you should first contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada (

For further information regarding filing for bankruptcy or filing a consumer proposal, please contact your local MNP office at for a no-cost, no-obligation, consultation to assist you to determine the best options for you.

Marvin Zweig, CA-CIRP, Trustee
Senior Vice President.

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