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The Canadian Experience Class is a popular route toward Canadian permanent resident status for a large number of individuals who have work experience in Canada on a temporary work permit. Recognising the deep pool of skilled talent already in Canada, the government of Canada assigns a certain allocation of places under its annual immigration plan to skilled workers with Canadian work experience — hence, the Canadian Experience Class.

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With two more eligible occupations for the current Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) having capped out so far this month, potential candidates are rushing to file their applications before the end of 2014. This is due to the fact that until December 31, candidates may apply directly for Canadian permanent residence under the program. As of January 1, 2015 and the launch of the Express Entry immigration selection system, this will no longer be the case.

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Canada is one of the world’s largest economies, attracting thousands of short-term business visitors each year. With an international market-oriented economy and as a member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation (OECD) and the Group of 7 (G7), as well as signatory to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada strives to ensure that international business visitors can come to Canada on business trips. Its economy depends on such openness.

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CanadaVisa is dedicated to helping individuals from across the globe to come to Canada. One of the most effective ways to get our message to prospective immigrants is through CanadaVisa Social.

As many newcomers to Canada from coast to coast feel the first snowflakes of the season, we at CanadaVisa Social can reflect on what has been a great few weeks for our team and our community this Fall (Autumn). We’re approaching the 150,000 followers mark on Facebook, and we think we can get there before the end of the year. We keep our followers informed about the latest immigration news and share inspiring stories about Canada and Canada’s immigrant community. Interacting with our community helps us understand the concerns and needs of everyone interested in Canadian immigration, and allows us to create the best content possible.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place since mid-October.

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The 2015 immigration plan unveiled by the government of Canada last week sets a target of between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents next year, an increase of about 20,000 people from the goal for 2014.

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The government of Canada has announced a range of reforms to what has until now been known as the Live-In Caregiver Program. Reforms had been anticipated for some months, but the scope of the changes announced by Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Chris Alexander, go beyond what might have been expected. These changes aim to give more opportunity for caregivers to become permanent residents of Canada, while ensuring that workers’ rights are upheld.

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