Among the changes, the name of the department was also changed from CIC to IRCC. Changes were made to the citizenship rule as time to stay in Canada for becoming eligible to apply for the Canadian citizenship has been reduced from three to five years as previously it was four to six years.
The big change in the Canadian Immigration was witnessed as the government decided to bring in around 3,05,000 latest permanent residents to Canada under this plan. It was also decided that admissions under the Family class would be increased to around 17%. The department had also decided to speed up the processing time for economic and family class immigrants.
Changes have also been made in the Experience Class Program of Canada for reducing the barriers for international students who want to study in Canada. Regulation has been restored that allows international students to count the time spend in working or studying in Canada against their reside requirement.
Apart from the changes, the latest news regarding the Canada immigration is that Canada is all set to welcome French-speaking professionals as potential immigrants to live in the province outside the Quebec.
Reviewing of Canada Express Entry Scheme, as the government is hopeful that the immigration procedure under this scheme would be changed so that it could facilitate the qualified applicants and also review of the LMIA requirement.
Implementation of the eTA for visa exempted individuals who travel to Canada by air from 15th March 2016 to autumn 2016.
Nova Scotia Province has been granted an extra 300 space for its Nominee Program, taking the entire annual allocation limit for its NSNP to around 1,350.
Canadian Immigration Department has also exempted the requirement of LMIA in certain jobs like television, films, commercial production and performing arts, making it easy for the individuals who want to work in Canada.
Canada Immigration has recently announced the opening of Quebec Immigrant Investor Program.
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