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Improving Canada's Caregiver Program

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Formally known as the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP), the Caregiver Program has been a feature of Canada's immigration system for many years as a component of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program.


Reducing Backlogs and Improving Processing Times

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As a result of actions taken by the Government of Canada since 2009, the backlog of permanent resident applications has been reduced by nearly 45 percent, paving the way for a faster and more flexible immigration system.


Providing Protection to Those in Need

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The 2015 levels plan demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to maintaining its international obligations and upholding its humanitarian tradition. By continuing to support the underlying principles of its refugee programs, Canada continues to rank among the world's most generous and fair countries toward genuine refugees from vulnerable populations.


Reuniting More Families

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The Government of Canada is planning to welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015, an increase of approximately 19,000 planned admissions over last year. The Family Class category will account for almost 25 percent of new immigrants to Canada in 2015.


Ensuring Long-Term Prosperity and Economic Growth

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The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of immigration in fueling economic growth and is planning to welcome between 260,000 and 285,000 new permanent residents in 2015, an increase of approximately 19,000 planned admissions over last year.


Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act: Revocation Provisions

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The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act which received Royal Assent on June 19, 2014, included new grounds to revoke Canadian citizenship from dual citizens who are convicted of terrorism, high treason, treason or spying offences, depending on the sentence received.


Changes to Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism categories

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is making important changes to the Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism that will allow a wider range of Canadians to be recognized for their work in multiculturalism.


What is CIC doing to reduce citizenship processing times?

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As a result of a $44 million investment in Economic Action Plan (EAP) 2013 to reduce processing wait times, and recent changes to the Citizenship Act, citizenship applications are taking less time to process.


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