And this makes it clear that Canada is in dire need of immediate reforms if it wants to retain its sheen in the global market in terms of attracting newcomers.
Rethinking immigration rules—Canada needs to bear in mind that it cannot afford to lag behind by letting immigrants with best skill-sets move to other nations due to its vague and inefficient immigration policies. The point is that foreigners are not going to keep waiting for long to get their Canada visa processed.
Canada must wake up to introducing the much needed immigration reforms to help attract immigrants in high demand in Canada.
Canada needs to learn a lesson or two from other nations who have quite simpler immigration policies with facility to fast track applications in a short span of time.
The reason why Australia is regaining its lost sheen among immigrants from various corners of the world is due to its almost negligible waiting times.
Selective immigration process –Another thing that Canada needs to adopt in its immigration policy is to have a selective process of immigration. It must focus on immigrants possessing high-skills, having language proficiency and ready to adapt Canadian values for successful integration in Canadian society and way of life. Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney has begun introducing steps in this regard to streamline the nation’s immigration process.
Kenney recently announced giving preference to young immigrants who are proficient in either of the two official languages of Canada, i.e. either English or French. And those having an offer of job with them will be given priority, Kenney affirmed.
Flexibility- key to success –If Canada wants to have its immigration system attract and retain the brightest immigrants, it must become more flexible. This means improving on several things. The first in this regard is to bring down processing times for Canada visas.
Another point is sending right immigration officials to hunt for the best global talent around the world. Such immigration officers must not indulge in long and undue immigration checks so as to hinder immigrants with skills and education in great demand from coming to Canada.
Rather, they should focus on recruiting best global talent and facilitate their immigration in a record time.