CIC seeks public opinion to identify economic immigration priorities
Ontario, Canada, 18th March: Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney has invited opinions of Canadians to know the new and changing immigration priorities of Canada.
This is being done so as to help Canadian immigration respond to the changing labor market needs in the best possible manner.
Consultations are being launched by the Canadian government to get the views of Canadians including different territories, provinces, regional as well as national stakeholders apart from the general public of Canada so as to enable the country rise fully from the global economic crisis.
These consultations will analyze shortage of labor in various professions and trades throughout Canada. Additionally these will also take into consideration all the relevant factors that have an impact on the ability of any immigrant in Canada to succeed well in the labor market.
Once the opinions of Canadians have been received, the Canadian Government will then proceed towards instructing officials of Canadian immigration department so as to help them carry out the processing of Canadian economic immigration applications.
It is not for the first time that the Canadian Government is inviting opinions of Canadians to help know the current needs of labor market. Earlier in November 2008, the Action Plan for Faster Immigration was also in accordance with the demand of Canadians for cutting wait times for Canadian immigration applications significantly and to help select applicants to suit the emerging needs of Canada’s labor market.
Talking about the Action Plan for Faster Immigration, the Canadian immigration minister Kenney said it is a step towards making Canadian immigration more responsive to the changing economic needs of Canada. Hence, the instructions will keep on changing as the economic conditions of Canada change in the coming times as well, Kenney added.
Thanks to the introduction of the action plan by Canada immigration, the backlog in the Federal Skilled Worker category has significantly gone down by nearly 40 percent. So, now, for those seeking Canadian visa under this category can look forward to getting a reply in a short span of 12 months only.
However, under the old system, applicants had to wait for up to six years for receiving a decision.