immigration Applications for Pre-Arranged Employment cannot be made for the next few months
While moving to Canada, one can always look for a job there and then initiate the process. In fact, this would not only give you a security of moving to a new country but would also speed the process of application scrutiny and other processing steps.
Moving with such a status will also speed up the process of getting “permanent residency”. Such an employment is available to those who are skilled professionals with adequate number of work experience with a sound qualification.
However, in a recent change, Citizenship and immigration Canada has applied brakes on the skilled Worker program and Pre-Arranged Employment Program.
Reasons for applying brakes
Immigration Minister Kenney has justified that the backlog can only be handled if such programs are put on hold for the time being.
He also informed that the Department would make all possible efforts to return back with a faster and smoother immigration process.
The Department informs that the “inventory pressures need to be managed” and “future intakes have to be realigned.”
The effects of the announcement
The applicants can start the process of submitting applications again from January 1st of the next year, although the announcement has been observed as a “moral hazard” by the potential immigrants.
The applicants have been rushing to receive all possible documents from their future employers and getting certificates from the police department of their hometowns. They have been sitting for the language test and preparing hard to get all the relevant documents as soon as possible, but all in vain.
An immigrant consultant, Laforce says, “The Minister had no idea how much advance planning it takes to prepare a complete federal skilled worker application.” He also adds, “While it is pleasing to hear that CIC will make long overdue changes to our immigration selection rules, but the handling is quite disappointing.”
The announcement has deferred the dreams of proposed immigrants by another half a year. There are many who have been planning for years to immigrate to Canada with the hope of getting new, well-paid jobs which will change their lives for good. Unfortunately, this decision has applied brakes on their dreams and their lives too.
The worst part of the story is that the applicants were given even less than a week’s time to gulp this news.