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As regular readers of CIC News already know, on June 20, 2014 the Government of Canada announced major changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP). These changes have significant repercussions for Canadian employers across the country as well as current and future foreign workers.

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The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is a highly popular route to Canadian Permanent Residency. Applicants to the program with specific, proven skills can come to Canada to live and work. To be eligible, applicants must have one-year full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in the past 10 years in one of 50 eligible occupations. A maximum of 25,000 applications will be accepted for review, with a cap of 1000 for each individual occupation, and they are filling up quickly. Click here to view the current number of applications received by the government for each of the 50 eligible occupations.

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Quebec immigration remains open to a wide range of applicants. In fact, immigrating to Quebec is a popular route to achieve Canadian Permanent Residency. With the goal of reducing processing times for applications, the Government of Quebec has introduced a number of changes to Quebec immigration programs in recent months. Permanent workers, investors, entrepreneurs and self-employed workers looking to apply for a Quebec Selection Certificate should take note; spots are filling up quickly. Here is an overview of where these various programs stand today:

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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. CanadaVisa’s Facebook page is becoming increasingly popular, with over 100,000 current users!

The CanadaVisa team would like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you!’ to all of our friends from around the world. With your help, we have surpassed 100,000 and are growing more and more each day. Stay tuned to our Facebook page, as we will be rolling out some great features in the upcoming weeks and months to come to make your CanadaVisa experience even more meaningful.

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The following is a summary of developments concerning Canadian Citizenship and Immigration that took place or were announced over the last month.

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For the past several months, the Canadian Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) has been the focus of intense media coverage due to program abuses in a variety of sectors.  On 20 June 2014, the Government of Canada responded by announcing a major overhaul of how applications for temporary work authorization will be handled going forward.

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The Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of Canada’s most popular avenues to permanent residency. Through the program, applicants with specific, proven skills can come to Canada to live and work. Applicants to the program must have one year full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in the past 10 years, and in one of 50 eligible occupations. A maximum of 25,000 applications will be accepted for review, with a cap of 1000 for each individual occupation. Click here to view the current number of applications received by the government for each of the 50 eligible occupations.

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