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New camera model = new file format = need new software to read it.
It usually takes 1.5 minor updates from Adobe to get new camera into the ACR and Lightroom support. You are looking at a minimum of version 6.6, due in about three months, or 6.7 three months after that. Approximately. Of course, no company, including Adobe, discusses schedules with the public.
In the meantime, at a minimum you can use the software that came with the camera to convert the raw files to TIF files (or JPG) then import the TIF files.
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To build on ManiacJoe's reply, new Canons almost always get support in the next minor release (e.g. 6.6). LR 6 has been averaging 53 days between minor releases containing camera support. LR 6.5.1 came out on 4/28/16, so very roughly, we'd expect 6.6 on 6/20/16. See Timing of Lightroom releases. But this is based on average past performance -- no one posting here about dates has inside information about the actual schedule.
Thanks for the information, ManiacJoe and johnrellis. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it makes it into the next release.
The raw-to-TIFF conversion path works (and you even can adjust white balance on the TIFF files in LR, I did not expect that), but the size of (16-bit) TIFF files DPP produces is eye-watering, in excess of 100MB per photo. And it's slow too.
Support or raw files has been added in LR 6.6, released on June 8th 2016.