On February 11, 2014, the Government of Canada announced its intention to terminate the Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Federal Entrepreneur Program and eliminate the large backlog of applications. These immigration-related announcements were contained in the Canadian Government’s 2014 Budget.
On June 29, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada published Operational Bulletin 438, which states that a temporary pause has been placed on new applications filed under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, excluding applications received under the PhD eligibility stream and those with a qualifying offer of arranged employment. A temporary pause has also been placed on all new applications filed under the federal Immigrant Investor Program.
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