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Lawyers group challenge Ottawa on immigration backlog move

Posted on August, 2012 by tonysantiago

A group of lawyers has signified their intention to challenge the move of the Conservative government to bump off 280,000 Federal Skilled Workers applicants from the immigration queue in order to minimize and expedite the huge immigration backlog plaguing the system. In a drastic move announced earlier this year the government decided to return...

Skilled Worker immigration is supposed to work for Canada not for unlimited foreigners coming to Canada

Posted on July, 2012 by narinderkaursindher

After the imposed two-year temporary pause for PR applications for parents and grandparents, Federal Government of Canada has taken an immediate decision of backlogging in skilled worker category of immigrants around the world to deal with backlogs and lengthy wait times. Approximately, 300,000 applications submitted before 27 February 2008, are...

Reducing the backlog of the immigration applications in Canada

Posted on July, 2012 by avtarsingh

In the recent budget the Federal government announced that are cancelling the application for skilled worker categories who had applied before February 2008 and the reason is again backlog and they want to reduce the number of applications or row of applications. They have promised these applicants can reapply and the government will refund the...

Federal Skilled workers urge investment into talents already in Canada

Posted on July, 2012 by poonammann

Source: the-eternal-intern.blogspot.ca Thousands of skilled workers immigrate to Canada every year in search of better future and better living but surprisingly found that there are no jobs as per their skills and talents. Many professionals around the world gave up their jobs to immigrate to Canada but were unable to get the job in Canada as per...

Immigration Policy is Changing Like the Weather

Posted on July, 2012 by tereenandriuk

In Edmonton this week 25 settlement workers from Northern Alberta, including myself, went to Lister Centre at the University of Alberta to attend a two day training session on Canadian immigration processes offered by the Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies (AAISA). It was obvious to us from the first five minutes into the class that...

Proposal for Skilled Workers Application Backlog

Posted on July, 2012 by jollyyin

At first when I heard this news I was very upset because many of the foreign workers in Canada whose applications were to be cancelled have not received the procedural fairness to which they are entitled. It appears on the surface like the Minister is only trying to address the inefficiency of the processing procedure. Obviously, the backlog did...

Yet to hear the last on deletion of skilled workers application

Posted on July, 2012 by anthonyfajobi

Several mails, newspaper editorials, opposition criticisms will not sway Minister Jason from pushing forward the proposed bill to cancel the application of skilled workers, pre February 27, 2008. I had earlier believed this action as an injustice to the thousands of applicants, who have emotionally prepared themselves for immigration to...

Professional in Home Country but Unskilled Worker in Canada: Pity State of a Skilled Landed Immigrant

Posted on July, 2012 by anthonyfajobi

The Canadian immigration policy has many open doors through which a foreign National could become a permanent Canadian resident, and thereafter, hopefully become a citizen. One way of immigrating to Canada, is through the Federal skilled workers program (don’t mind the cancellation of about 280,000 applications recently by the Minister in...

What is the cost of living in Canada compared to your home country?

Posted on July, 2012 by sallymcculley

What’s it like to go to Canada? What are the biggest challenges of immigrating to Canada? Is it passing through the scrutiny required to immigrate? Is it getting used to a new culture? And, once you’ve gone through it, is it worth the effort? What is the cost of living in Canada compare to your home country? Applying outside Canada as...

Is the point system an effective method to assess potential Canadian immigrants?

Posted on July, 2012 by greglopez

Do we need to increase the number of permanent residents to come into the country through the Federal-skilled Program? This is one of the many questions that our class of no more than 40 settlement workers in at AISSA was trying to answer during a two day workshop. AISSAA or the Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies in Alberta. Every year, at...