Why Canada chose to reject the applications prior to March 2008?
Applications submitted prior to March 2008 have been rejected
On 29th of March, 2012 Federal Budget was released. Along with this an announcement was made, according to which, all the applications made for immigration before February 2008 were rejected.
The announcement has set in frustration in all the aspiring immigrants who have been waiting for the last so many years for coming to Canada.
The government has its own logic to support this move. Immigration Minister clarifies that the immigration system needs revival and hence the first and foremost step is to clear the backlog.
The Immigration Department plans to reduce the operating cost by $179 million in another three years to come. After this announcement was made about 300,000 applications have been rejected and millions of money has refunded back to the applicants which was realized from them as “processing fee”.
Many have appreciated Kenney’s efforts to bring a reform in the immigration system. They feel that the changes in the policy would make the system more efficient than before, making the economic prospects of the country and nation even brighter.
Those who fear the problem the “labor shortage” they must understand that the problem can be solve with a little detailed planning. Training programs can be held for existing population and incentives can be given to them for taking up the vacancies. This way the income of the Canadians will go up and the economy also would be smiling.
With a softer immigration system in place most of the applications were accepted and people with low skills also came here. Later they would get absorbed into some job or the other to meet their survival needs. Ultimately the economy of the nation would suffer.
Various studies indicate that Canada gains very little economic benefits out of immigration. The first and foremost loss for the nation is that the job vacancies are shared between the natives and immigrants. The work which can be available to the natives is actually given to the immigrants who are ready to do it at a lower cost. This might save quite a lot of bucks for the employer but the per capita income of the country is declined.
A recent report recommends not allowing immigrants to come here in a big number. This report also says that most of the Canadians are unaware of the high cost of immigration, which is surely a burden to the economy of the country.