Series of changes in Immigration Program
Effects of Series of changes in the Immigration Program
In a period of less than a year Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney has announced three “temporary pauses” on Immigration programs.
The first one was announced in November 2011, wherein immigrants were not allowed to submit sponsorship application for parents and even grandparents.
The freezing of sponsorship will be effective till October 2013 after that the government will take a decision on the fate of this program.
Almost a month back a pause on Applications was administered wherein all the applications submitted after February 2008 were returned back to the applicants. Millions of money in the form of processing was refunded back to all those who had applied before the said period. The Government justified this step by saying that recommending it to be a required step in curbing immigration and handling backlogs.
Recently the Minister has announced a pause on Federal Skilled Worker Program. Along with this program even Federal Immigrant Investor Program was also paused.
The latest announcement will affect thousands of people coming to Manitoba mainly from Philippines and India.
Government must understand the importance of federal Skilled Workers and upgrade the status of such workers to permanent citizens, as they have been working for Canada for the last so many years.
They have made huge contributions to the nation’s development along with contributing to the economy of the nation. Till 2013, no new applications can be made under this category.
Putting a stop to “Investor program” is also the last thing this nation would want to experience. Government must not forget that Canada receives a huge amount of money through this program which actually booms the economy. This program also creates quite a big number of jobs for the country.
This is true that Immigration system in the country should be improved but putting pauses to immigration programs would be the least fair solution. At least it is not a justified solution to all those immigrants who have been making contributions to the nation and now they are suddenly stopped from coming here.
The immigration Department is competent enough to think of ways which can implement changes which are neither hurtful for the aspiring immigrants nor harmful for the nation’s development.
Immigration department has a big task ahead with so many corners to look into.