Canada Immigration More Flexible And Fast From 2013

05 Nov 2012


Immigration News

Jason Kenney, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister announced that Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will collect 55,300 persons in the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category in 2013. This won’t affect the ongoing action to complete the backlog applications. The new applications would process as they are received and will be completed in less than a year. The ongoing backlog applications processing will done by the end of 2014, 3 years before the deadline.

Canada immigration would be launching Expression of Interest (EOI) system for skilled professionals. The Federal skilled workers visa would be through EOI and would help the department to process the application faster and in time, so that the right skills are recruited by the companies and organizations in time.

“The Government’s number one priority remains the economy and job growth,” said Minister Kenney. “Immigration backlogs are detrimental to our ability to attract the world’s top talent. With the decisive actions we’ve taken to tackle the backlog, we will finally be able to select immigrants who better meet the needs of the Canadian labour market. We will aim to process their applications in less than 12 months.”

CIC has taken a number of actions to reduce the amount of backlogs in FSW category and these steps have dramatically reduced the application number from 640,000 people in 2008 to approximately 100,000 today. During this time CIC also accepted new applications from skilled workers to fill the skill shortage gap.

“By tackling the backlog to make way for a faster, more flexible just-in-time immigration system, newcomers to Canada will be able to fully participate in the economy more quickly,” said Minister Kenney. “Immigration plays a vital role in our country’s long-term prosperity. By improving our economic immigration system, we can ensure that Canada is competitive on the world stage.”

CIC has planned to admit between 53,500 to 55,300 skilled workers under FSW category in 2013, including their spouses and dependants. The current pause on Canada FSW applications will also be lifted in 2013. The new regulations would be also effective from January 1st 2013.

Know more about Canada FSW program, call 1800 103 1555 or sms “VISA” to 56263.

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