What a great year to be involved in the immigration field!

As you know, in 2015, there were a huge amount of changes for current and future RCICs to keep up to date on.

It was our absolute pleasure to help so many of you pass the ICCRC Full Skills Exam and we look forward to serving you in 2016!

Here is a review of some of the major changes in immigration in 2015 that might play a role on your February 7 ICCRC Full Skills Exam:

 

Express Entry

Express Entry was, by far, the largest change in the economic immigration streams in recent history.

These changes were implemented on the first day of 2015 and reached the 90-day cutoff on April 1st.

We, of course, had ICCRC Full Skills Exam-Takers fully covered in this area of immigration with our lesson series, which was released on April 11th.

Click here for our lesson on how Express Entry can play a role in your ICCRC Full Skills Exam.

 

Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program

With the closure of the Federal Investor Program a few years ago, the options were limited for those who wanted to immigrate under an investor stream.

The IIVC is a pilot project implemented to satisfy these requirements and might be the basis for any Federal Investor Stream that might be implemented in the future.

Even though the program suspended itself on December 29th, 2015, the IIVC is not cancelled and therefore might play a role in your exam.

Take a look at our lesson this topic here.

 

RISIAs

Regulated International Student Advisors are now under the regulation of the ICCRC!

As such, the first ever ICCRC exam for future Regulated International Student Immigration Advisors (RISIAs) was held on November 8th.

 

Citizenship changes

There were a number of changes implemented in the citizenship area this year, the most obvious ones being the possible withdrawal of citizenship for certain individual and lengthening the amount of time one needs to be in Canada in order to obtain Canadian citizenship.

 

New government!

In October, there was a major change in the Canadian Government: The Liberal Government obtained a majority, ending a decade of Conservative rule.

While this will not be on your exam, it is important to see the immigration trends that will change under this government.

 

Ongoing Provincial Nominee Program changes

One of the most difficult parts of preparing for your ICCRC Full Skills Exam is keeping up to date on the changing immigration streams, especially with provincial immigration.

2015 saw a wide variety of changes in nearly every province, with the most recent implementations of new streams in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

We’ve got you covered on this topic by having thorough descriptions in your Test Day Data Book, if you wish to go through each provincial website, you can start here.

 

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