More reforms to Canada immigration
Canada, 11th February: Want to know about some recent changes to Canada immigration system?
Read on to know the details—
Canada immigration changes—Canada has introduced some significant changes to its immigration system recently. Lets see all these in detail.
Canada New Bridging Open Work Permits—Canada has announced offering New Bridging Open Work Permits for some foreigners already in Canada. These are applicants for Canada Permanent Residency who are having a valid Canada work permit. All such people are eligible for getting a New Bridging Open Work Permit.
Canada has announced a number of new rules for various immigration programs in the recent couple of months.
The aim of such work permit is to help allow foreigners keep their immigration status in Canada valid and keep working there until they get a decision with regard to their Canada Permanent Residency application.
The step was introduced from 15th December last year. Changes to Canada Experience Class-New rules have been announced for Canada Experience Class (CEC) by Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney on 2nd January, 2013.
The CEC program is now available for foreign workers having a Canada work experience of 12 months as compared to the earlier CEC of 24 months. Moreover, the recent changes will enable international graduate students in Canada get the 12 months CEC in the period of 36 months (as compared to the earlier requirement of getting CEC in just 24 months).
Canada’s new Federal Skilled Worker Program—Canada has also announced introducing a new Federal Skilled Worker Program becoming effective from 4th May, 2013 onwards. It will be replacing the earlier program halted in July last year.
Aim of the new immigration program by Canada immigration department—CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) is to refine the assessment of foreign education credentials to make them better suited to Canadian standards.
The immigration program will also ensure fast approval of immigration applications. And language proficiency will be given top priority for selection under this program. In addition, age, job offer and prior experience of work in Canada will also be given additional weight in the selection process of Canada’s New Federal Skilled Worker Program.