On November 8 CIC has announced an annual cap on the number of new CEC applications. It is stated that CIC will accept a maximum of 12,000 applications under the Canadian Experience Class, from November 9, 2013 to October 31, 2014.

It is noted, however, that despite the annual cap, CIC will admit approximately 15, 000 individuals under the CEC in 2014.

The proposed cap is intended to manage intake, prevent backlog and to maintain reasonable processing times.

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