Current Updates About Canada Immigration

I’ve had many students before who prepared for IELTS for the purpose of obtaining legal rights to live in an English-speaking country such as in Canada. EILTS is also required for university admission in the country. When I saw this article, it reminded me of my students who now are successful and working in Canada. Check this article out:

Canada Immigration News – Canadian Immigration Questions and Answers with Attorney David Cohen

http://www.cicnews.com/2014/10/canadian-immigration-questions-answers-attorney-david-cohen-24-103949.html1. I am a permanent resident and I have been living in Canada for the past two years. I have not made any trips outside of Canada during this period. Does this mean I get any reduction in the mandatory process of completing four years of residency before applying for Citizenship? If so, after how many more days is it possible for me to do so?

At this time, you can apply for citizenship if you have resided in Canada as a permanent resident for at least three years (1,095 days) in the past four years before you apply. You do not get any reduction of this requirement for having stayed in Canada for two years continuously.

However, the residency requirement for citizenship will soon change. Once this change is implemented, you will only be eligible to apply for citizenship if you have resided in Canada as a permanent resident for at least four years (1,460 days) in the past six years before you apply. Via cicnews.com

Here is another article, or shall I say a newsletter that may be useful to IELTS test takers who are pursuing to live in Canada.  It is about the federal Skilled Worker Program or FSWP that applicants can apply to.

Canada Immigration News – First Federal Skilled Worker Occupation Caps Out, But 49 Remain Open For Those Who Act Quickly

http://www.cicnews.com/2014/10/federal-skilled-worker-occupation-caps-49-remain-open-act-quickly-104009.html

We can now additionally report that the first of the eligible occupations for the current FSWP has reached its cap of 1,000 applications accepted for assessment by the government of Canada. Applications made by computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 2174) will no longer be accepted under the current FSWP. Other occupation caps, including Financial and investment analysts (NOC 1112), are close to becoming capped out. It is therefore important that people who are eligible under the FSWP and have work experience in one of the remaining 49 eligible occupations either prepare and submit an application before his or her occupation becomes capped out, or investigate their other options. Via cicnews.com

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