Backlog of Canadian skilled immigrant visa applicants piles up
Canada, 29th March: There is an increasing backlog of applications for Canadian skilled immigrant visa, the recent figures by Canada immigration suggest
The backlog of visa applications has piled up although Canada immigration had introduced several steps to bring the backlog figures down considerably and to expedite the processing of Canada visa for skilled immigrants.
The CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) has revealed its latest analysis according to which the average wait time for all Canada visas is about 7 to 7 and a half years.
The CIC figures also affirm that nearly 80,055 Canada skilled immigrant visas were given approval by Canada immigration department in the year 2010, but there are still 600,000 people waiting for their skilled visa applications to be processed.
Reasons behind the increasing backlog of Canada skilled visa applications--------
• One of the reasons cited by several critics for the piling backlog of skilled visa applications for Canada is the already high pile up of Canada visa applications and the slow action by the government of Canada in processing of these applications.
• Inadequate or improper description of qualifying jobs is another reason contributing towards high backlog.
• An overwhelming number of applications for nearly 38 specific job categories for various vacancies in Canada which will only increase the processing time of Canada visa applications significantly in the coming times.
• Marketing by immigration consultants to allure people to apply for Canada visa irrespective of the fact whether they qualify for the criteria or not.
Nonetheless, Kelli Fraser, the Canada immigration spokesperson said that nearly 80 percent of the total applications have been approved or rejected by the Canada immigration department between March 2008 and now.
The immigration department had got 327,843 applications for Canada skilled immigrant visas for 38 job categories.
Solution to the problem of big backlog of Canada skilled visa applications-------------
According to an immigrant advisor in Vancouver, Richard Kurland, the occupation list should be decreased by the Canada immigration minister by removing that job category which receives highest number of Canada visa applications.