Announcement from CIC
“On October 20, 2014 CIC reached its cap of 8,000 applications in the CEC category for the period May 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.
Due to the large number of applications we received, we were not able to check that each application was complete on the same date that it arrived at the Central Intake Office.
Because of the large number of applications submitted, we were still checking applications received in October, 2014 when we determined that we reached the cap in January, 2015. The webpage on the CIC website where we indicated the number of applications received and counted officially against the overall cap at a given point in time was updated regularly but was only meant as a guide. In the list of applications received, we could not include pending applications that were complete but had not been verified yet in the total due to legal reasons.
There was no guarantee that an application sent before January 1, 2015 would fall within the cap by the time it arrived at the CIO. Therefore, applications received after October 20, 2014 will be returned to the applicants with the unprocessed fees. New CEC applications must go through the Express Entry online process.”
If you have filed for your Canadian Experience Class AFTER October 20th, 2014, your application will be returned to you and you must apply under the new Express Entry process.
If you have any individual questions or concerns, please contact our office for more customized consultation for your unique situation. Please note that this posting is for general information only and is not to be considered binding or official legal counsel since situations will vary and can be complicated. The content in this post is current as of the day of entry. Due to the changing nature of Immigration law, the information in this entry may or may not still be applicable