The government will work to reduce barriers that newcomers have to overcome to become a Canadian citizen, says Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Minister John McCallum. The minister suggested that there could be modifications to testing to prove language proficiency. The Strengthening Citizenship Act that came into effect in June 2015 increased the age range for people required to take the test (from 18-54 to 14-64). The minister said that bringing the age range back down to 54 is one of the changes that the government is potentially considering. He also said that an announcement about possible changes will be made in the coming days or weeks.