Canada, 24th February: Let us see what the year 2015 has in store with regard to different Canada immigration programs and Canada immigration changes.
Canada will be introducing certain new rules for Canada immigration in the year 2015.
Canada immigration changes 2015—Canada immigration department—CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) will be allowing some new changes to Canada immigration rules in the year 2015.
Changes to Canada Citizenship Rules—Canada Citizenship requirement rules will undergo some changes in the year 2015. Canada has recently announced defining Canada residency as physical presence. Also, Canada has also increased the required time period of stay in Canada.
So, now Canada citizenship eligibility will require the concerned person to be physically present for a period of four years(1460 days) in Canada within a six year period(2190 days). And a person must have been in Canada for a minimum period of 183 days in each of all those yeas so that the person is now a Canada resident for the purpose of tax.
All persons in the age group between 14-64 years will be required to clear a knowledge test. Also, they will have to provide a language ability proof in any of the language, French or English – as per the defined criteria of language.
Canada fast processing for foreign caregivers—Canada will offer faster processing for foreign caregivers under Canada live-in caregiver program. The nation has already eliminated the need for residing in Canada with their employers. Faster Canada processing has also been ensured for applications of Canada permanent residency provided candidates have completed their period of work.
Canada’s New investor immigration pilot scheme—Canada has announced a new investor immigration pilot scheme named Immigrant Investor Venture Capital pilot scheme. Foreign investors shall be required to make an investment to the tune of $2 million for 15 years duration and will have to show $10 million net worth. Certain other eligibility conditions will have to be met like education, language, prior business experience. Canada will begin acceptance of applications by February end this year.
Canada has announced providing Canada permanent residency route for around 50 immigrant investors along with their families.
Canada Express Entry 2015—Canada has announced Express Entry on 1st January, 2015. Those candidates will be selected having desired experience and skills needed in Canada. Canada will require applicants to provide information related to work experience, language proficiency, skills, education and other biographical details.