Canada to admit more foreign students, skilled workers in 2013
Canada, 1st November: Canada is going to allow increased number of international students along with skilled migrant workers next year.
This has been revealed by the annual report of Canada immigration department-CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) for the coming year.
More international students, skilled workers in 2013—Canada’s main focus will be foreign students next year, says Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney. He was addressing a gathering a young international students from University of Ottawa ad Carleton. He highlighted providing faster immigration for foreign students in 2013.
Increased number of foreign students will be allowed to come to Canada and stay here permanently under CEC (Canada Experience Class).
International students and skilled immigrant workers having proficiency in any of the two Canada official languages and possessing Canada work experience will be prioritized entry into Canada under Canada Experience Class.
And international students who have successfully graduates in Canada will be retained in Canada, Kenney informs. And Canada will also work to allow more skilled immigrant workers who are willing to stay in Canada permanently.
Highlights of the annual report--The annual report highlights—
• Allowing foreigners between 240,000 and 265,000 in the coming year;
• No change in annual Canada immigration levels since the year 2006;
• 10,000 immigrants to be welcomed under CEC (Canada Experience Class). This indicates an increase of 3,000 immigrants under this class over previous year.
And this is up by 2,500 from the figures of international students allowed into Canada in the year 2009;
Changes aimed to prioritize immigrants likely to succeed--All these key changes point towards restructuring of Canada immigration process for the year 2013 to focus on immigrants having more probability to settle and integrate successfully in Canadian workforce.
Figures clearly indicate that immigrants having language proficiency(in English or French) and possessing Canadian diplomas or degrees have fairly high chances of succeeding in Canada, Kenney clarified.
And that’s what the reforms are aimed at, he maintained.
Referring to the group of young international students, Kenney said Canada would work towards an immigration system that does not ask young bright students to move out of Canada after successful completion of their studies here and make fresh applications for Canada permanent residency.
Canada’s such policy means long delays for foreign students wanting to become Canada permanent residents, he quipped.