ENDLESS WAIT TO IMMIGRATE
Since the dawn of human evolution, humans have migrated across continents in search of food, shelter, safety, and hospitabl..
|NOVA SCOTIA DEMAND: EXPRESS ENTRY|
Updates: At approximately 9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry Category B will be accepting the applications with ..
|Canada Express Entry The Easiest Way To Settle in Canada Permanently|
Immigration is definitely a complex process and aspirant applicants often faces dilemma during applying phase. Immigration process involves a lot of l..
|Immigration Impact – Building Immigrants Lives|
Relocation to another country is a life changing experience to all immigrants. The first few months are the crucial time for the immigrants as they ne..
|Historic low Canadian Immigration Express Entry Cut-off Draw|
The Express Entry Canadian Immigration draw, closely watched by immigration community both service providers and who apply under this class, took plac..
|Permanent Residence Application for Parents |
It’s that time of year again, where people are rushing to prepare their parents and grandparents sponsorship Canada application for permanent residenc..
|Immigration tips for illegal workers|
There are news articles appearing in the newspapers that Canadian Govt is considering giving general amnesty to all illegal workers in Cana..
|Applying for Canadian Citizenship|
When you apply for Citizenship,
You must be 18 years old or older, be a Permanent Resident of Canada, have lived in Canada for three (1095 days) o..
|Everything You Should Know About Using Points Calculator for Canada |
Immigrating to Canada is probably one of your most cherished dreams that is finally about to come true. Every year, Canada welcomes thousands of immig..
|New Quebec Immigrant Investor Program Checklist|
On July 15, MIDI issued a new checklist to replace the controversial document checklist of December 2014. This new QIIP document checklist brings sign..
|Immigration to Quebec – A Gateway to Great Life|
Quebec is a province located in eastern Canada, the largest in size and second only to Ontario in population. The name “Quebec” derives from the Algon..
|CANADIAN GOVT. IMPOSES ADJUSTMENTS TO LENDING...|
Ottawa, July 9, 2008 2008-051
Government of Canada Moves to Protect, Strengthen
Canadian Housing Market
The Government of Canada today announce..
|Travel and health insurance is required for a Super Visa application|
For faster family reunification, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has introduced Super Visas for parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens or pe..
|Title: How to apply for immigration to Canada?|
Step by step process to immigrate to Canada
You need to arrange to get an Education
Credential Assessment from
a recognized authority.
|Choosing the Right Legal Partner - How to Succeed In the Investor Immi|
Every year, many people from different corners of the world come to Canada to start a new life – each individual has different stories and reasons for..
|Canadian Immigration & CitizenshipMy Experiences with CanadaAbout CanadaTips for job findingsHousing and MortgagesMoney MattersTips for newcomers to CanadaRESP & InsurancesEducation in CanadaMiscellaneous
On March 14, 2008, the Conservative government announced their intention to introduce significant amendments to Canada’s immigration system. Many heated debates, numerous stakeholder consultations, a federal election, and a new Immigration Minister later, the amendments were finally announced on November 28. Immigration remains a key priority for Canada, but now has a slightly stronger focus on economic immigration.
Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Canada (CIMC) Minister Jason Kenney recently announced the details of the Canadian Government’s new Action Plan for Faster Immigration, which sets new regulations for the Federal Skilled Worker program of Canadian immigration.
“We expect new federal skilled worker applicants, including those with arranged employment, to receive a decision within six to twelve months compared with up to six years under the old system,” said Minister Kenney.
Under the new regulations, Federal Skilled Worker applicants will need to satisfy one of the following criteria in addition to the current points system in order to qualify:
They must have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the last 10 years in one of 38 qualifying occupations that are in high demand in Canada; OR
They must have an offer of Arranged Employment in Canada; OR
They must have been legally residing in Canada for at least one year as a temporary foreign worker or an international student.
Federal Skilled Worker applicants who do not meet these requirements will have their applications returned with a full refund of government processing fees. The new regulations are retroactive to applications that were received on or after February 27, 2008.
It is important to note that a returned application has not been refused or rejected by CIMC. It can presumably be resubmitted at a later date, when the processing queues become shorter and/or when other occupations are included in the list of qualifying occupations. For those who do not want to wait until that time, there are other options for Canadian immigration, such as the Provincial Nomination Programs (PNP), through which applications receive priority processing.These measures were put in place to reduce the backlog of applications in the system and to speed up the processing times of immigration applications.
Minister Kenney assured that, “The eligibility criteria apply only to new [submitted on or after February 27, 2008] federal skilled worker applicants and will not affect Canada’s family reunification or refugee protection goals.”
In addition to changing the selection criteria, the application submission process has also been retooled, to ensure that new applications will be processed in the targeted 6-12 month period.
With the new regulations finally in place, Minister Kenney was able to get on with tabling the Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration.A central focus of the report, which is in line with the new regulations, is the realigning of immigration with labour market needs. The report states that “Efforts to meet economic needs must go hand in hand with the goal of building Canada as a nation and integrating newcomers into the social and cultural life of the country.”
Between 240,000 and 265,000 new Permanent Residents will be welcomed to Canada in 2009. Up to 156,600 of them will be in the economic category - a slightly larger proportion than last year’s targets. The plan also aims to admit a record number of Provincial Nominees (up to 26,000) to meet the increasing regional demand.
To contact author, e-mail or call 416-243-2432.
Discuss this article
|Article Rating is 9.2000 (Excellent).|
Rated by: 5 voters.
|You can also Submit an Article and help other community members. Thanks.|