Lucky ticket to Canada through IT error
Canada, 22nd November: Nearly 150 new immigrants who got Canadian visas by mistake were lucky enough to get Canada permanent residency.
This was confirmed by Canadian immigration minister Jason Kenney.
Lucky to get Canadian visas by mistake—For 150 applicants for Canada immigration, it was a dream come true. They were lucky enough to get Canadian visas issued by Canada immigration department-CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) following a computer glitch.
It may be worth mentioned that the IT system of Canada immigration is undergoing change and the error of issuing Canadian visas by mistake to 150 foreigners was the result of this change, maintained Kenney. Applications for Canada immigration were tossed and this led to an automatic issuance of Canadian visas to them by error.
Changes undergoing in Canada immigration’s IT systems led to issuance of Canada visas to 150 lucky foreigners recently. Kenney says its fair enough to let such foreigners stay and become Canada permanent residents.
Lucky enough to become Canadian permanent residents too—It seems luck has been favoring a lot to these 150 newcomers coming to Canada through an IT glitch. And accepting that the it was not the fault of the applicants for Canada immigration but of the IT system of Canada immigration undergoing change, Kenney decided to offer Canada permanent residency to all such newcomers in Canada.
Since, there is no clarity about how many applicants have already come to Canada and how many have left, so, all those who left are welcomed to return to Canada, Kenney quipped.
All these applicants had applied under Canada’s federal skilled worker program along with their families before 27th February, 2008.
The mistake was an administrative glitch, said Kenney, adding that processing nearly 7,000 applications a day can lead to a small mistake like this. He affirmed that he is working on to help them become Canada permanent residents through his ministerial powers.
Moreover, all such newcomers in Canada have cleared all security screenings and also acted in good faith in Canada application process, he said.
Hence, they were wholly admissible to Canada, Kenney clarified. All these newcomers to Canada need not worry about since efforts are on to grant legitimate Canada visas to them, Kenney informed.