Canada revamps immigration rules
Canada, 22nd August: Canada immigration minister announced new immigration rules to come into effect very soon.
The aim of such reforms is to put to an end the long practice of foreign doctors and other highly educated professionals taking to taxi driving and other low paid jobs in Canada.
Changes to Canada immigration point system—In what is being termed as one of the major reshuffles to its immigration system, Canada said the point based system used for the last decade is being changed. So, new rules will govern Canada’s skilled immigration program.
Revisions to Canada immigration—As per the proposals likely to come into effect in the beginning of the next year, Canada will give preference to young immigrants possessing language proficiency as well as professional qualifications. And the immigration system will reduce importance to those possessing related work-experience for immigrating to Canada.
Young foreigners welcome to Canada—The targeted age group by Canada immigration will be 18 and 35 years while making approvals to Canada skilled worker applications. So, if you are between the above age group, possess language proficiency in either French or English(both being official languages of Canada) and possess an offer of job in Canada, the nation welcomes you.
A shift towards a younger foreign workforce is aimed to balance the growing number of Canadian baby boomers reaching retirement.
Foreigners coming to Canada will be able to remain a part of Canada workforce for many years while enjoying good wage rates.
And this will help ease the increasing rate of Canadians nearing retirement, affirms an analysis by the government of the recent Canada immigration reforms.
No points for immigrant workers above 46 years—In what may seem as a disappointment for the older age group, Canada has announced it will not offer any points to immigrants aged above 46.
For every year above 35, Canada will reduce one point to skilled worker applicants. So, there will be 12 points for immigrant workers aged between 18 and 35 years wanting to come to Canada under Federal Skilled Worker Program.
The changes, says Jason Kenney, Canadian immigration minister, are based on the evidence collected over several years revealing skill-sets and qualifications needed for success of skilled immigrants in Canada.
So, now, as per new immigration system, immigrants will be able to choose their career paths in accordance with their acquired qualifications and skills, Kenney maintained.