Canadian Immigration News Briefs for Mid-March 2013

CIC News
Published: March 13, 2013

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

Over 1,000 Super Visas Issued Monthly 

Since its launch in December 2011, the new Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program has seen great success. To date, over 15,000 Super Visas have been issued to qualifying applicants. This translates to over 1,000 new Super Visa issuances each month. >>Read more...

Canadian Immigration Reaches Historical High for Seventh Consecutive Year

2012 saw Canada reach its highest sustained level of immigration in history, continuing a seven year trend. >>Read more...

Federal Skilled Worker Program Will Include Occupation List

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has officially announced that the new Federal Skilled Worker program will include a list of designated occupations. >>Read more...

Canadian Experience Class is Fastest-Growing Immigration Program 

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is Canada’s fastest growing immigration program, with over 9,353 visas issued in 2012. This exceeded the program’s yearly target of 7,000 by 34%. >>Read more...

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