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Canada Immigration- Find the Key Canadian Immigration Rule Changes in 2016

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 30, Mar 2016

visas default image With the induction of new liberal government in Canada, various changes in the existing immigration rules have been made and many other are proposed. Overall, the New Year so far has gone in the favor of immigration applicants, in view of various relaxations in the immigration rules in 2016.

Key Immigration Rule Changes in 2016

Lets find out a few of the key changes in immigration rules announced this year.

  • The PGP application intake has been doubled, i.e. from 5000 to 10000 applications per year.
  • The CIC rebranded as IRCC (Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada).
  • The federal government has made an announcement to ease the citizenship rules for international students studying in Canada.
The other proposed changes include
  • Depended age will be 22 years instead of 19 years, which is at now.
  • Siblings will be getting extra points in Express Entry System
  • The PR Waiting period for sponsored spouses may get evaded.
  • Language proficiency test will be compulsory for age group 18-54 instead of 14-64.
  • Family immigration applications handling budget may get doubled to process such applications fast.

Related : Overview of new Canada Immigration Rules 2016

Its Perfect Time to Apply for Permanent Residency in Canada

In view of various relaxations being given in the key immigration programs and visa categories by the new federal government in Canada, this certainly is the best time to apply for PR in Canada.

To get the further updates and clarification about key immigration rule changes, you may call the Canadian immigration expert at Visas Avenue directly at, 011-484447777 or 080-46668222. Alternatively, you can mail your queries and concerns in this regard at,

The experts at Visas Avenue are qualified immigration specialists, who guide you best way about Canada immigration procedures and help you to apply in various immigration programs of Canada to ensure your Canadian PR visa at earliest.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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