30000 Canada Immigration Applications Rejected
Canadian Government Rejected 30000 applications filed under Federal Skilled Worker Programs before February 27, 2008
Eliminate the backlog: To reduce the massive backlog of 2, 85,000 Federal Skilled Worker applications, Canadian Government in the month of March 2012 announced that all the applications made before February 27, 2008 will be rejected. According to the government all these pending application were preventing them from making any kind of major reforms in the Canadian immigration system.
The Canadian government announced via local press note that they will refund the processing fees to all the permanent residence applications received before February, 272008. By rejecting 285000 applications the government will have to refund approximately $140 million to these rejected applications.
Re-apply: All the rejected applicants will get their refund from the permanent residency application with a communication note that if they wish to apply then they will have to go through the entire processes again.
Immigrants who want to work in Canada will have to file their application under the new Federal Skilled Worker Immigration program announced after February 27, 2008. They can apply under Canadian Experience Class program or Provincial Nominee Program.
There is discontent among the people who have been waiting for last 7 to 8 years to get their application approved. Many of them will not be able to qualify as per the new rules announced by the Canadian Government.
Lawsuit filed : Nearly 890 skilled professionals had taken legal action against the Minister of Immigration and the Canadian Government for going against the pledge to assess and for delayed response.
In a decision released on Thursday June 14th 2012, Justice Donald Rennie rejected the minister’s reasoningthat the pending backlog is correct and he has the authority to make policies. The broadcasting reports stated that the government has hit a dead end in this case of reducing the backlog.
The media reported that Ottawa has suffered a major setback in reducing the backlog after the federal court saidthat the government has to process all these applications in decent time frame.
The court also said that ministers can set directives by which he can reject some applications without taking it forward at all and there is no further going in case of those applications.
All the applicants who are eligible for processing as the new changes after 27th February 2012 should be assessed judiciously within a justified time frame.