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Ontario Wants Faster Approval of Skilled Immigrants

“Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is set to launch the brand new “Expression of Interest” processing system (EOI) in early 2015 to replace the decades-old “first-in, first-out” mechanism for the federal skilled workers program.

Although Alexander says the system could shorten processing time down to six months, the report points out that comparable systems, such as Australia’s, take as little as 58 days to bring in skilled immigrants.

Ottawa’s new skilled immigrant selection system must process applicants within two months if Canada hopes to outbid other countries in attracting the world’s best and brightest, warns a new report by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander is set to launch the brand new “Expression of Interest” processing system (EOI) in early 2015 to replace the decades-old “first-in, first-out” mechanism for the federal skilled workers program.”

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To read more about the proposed EOI system, click here.

 

Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category to Accept Applications Starting January 2, 2014

ImageGood news to many skilled workers whose professions are not included in the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) list of eligible occupations!!! The Saskatchewan International Skilled Worker Category which took effect on December 2, 2013 is giving priority to applicants with experience in one of TWO HUNDRED OCCUPATIONS!

A sample of the listed occupations are:

  • Managers (all)
  • Accountant and Auditors
  • Banking Managers
  • Administrative Officers
  • Financial Analysts
  • Secretaries
  • Engineers
  • Chemists
  • Architects
  • Land Surveyors
  • Mathematicians
  • Technicians and Technologists (all)
  • Estimators
  • Physicians
  • Dentists
  • Dieticians
  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Veterinarians
  • Nurses
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Opticians
  • Midwives
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Teachers and instructors
  • Social workers
  • Librarians
  • Insurance Agents
  • Supervisors and Contractors
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Carpenters

To find out more about this promising program, click here.

 

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The Canadian Age Structure: 1921 – 2011

As the population grows older and older with every passing decade, the need for more caregivers to take care of the ageing, and the need for professionals, skilled workers, and skilled tradespeople to take the place of retirees continue to grow. Immigration continues to be an integral factor in Canada’s economy and statistics affirms this fact.

Watch this interesting age distribution chart‘s transition over the last 90 years.

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Why Choose ALBERTA?

Do you have family members, relatives, friends working/living in Alberta, Canada? Are you qualified to apply for immigration under any of Canada’s economic immigrants’ options (FSWP, FSTPPNP)? Are you thinking of settling in Alberta too when you immigrate to Canada? Aside from Alberta’s stable economy and low taxes, why should you choose Alberta?

Canada’s 4th largest province not only has its economic advantages, but also boasts of a diverse landscape of natural beauty that will surely make every traveler and nature lover stay and never want to leave.  Alberta is famous for its wide open spaces, rolling prairies, lush forests and majestic mountains. Its dramatic landscape, with 600 lakes, 245 rivers and more than 2,300 hours of annual sunshine, makes Alberta the ultimate year-round playground.

Residents of Alberta enjoy some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in North America, including:

  • desert badlands with more dinosaur fossils than any other place on earth
  • the world’s only boreal forest songbird observatories
  • the largest collection of Aboriginal rock art on the North American Plains
  • awe-inspiring glaciers and towering mountains.

Alberta is home to 530 parks and protected areas – including 70 provincial parks, five National Parks and five UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than any other province.

Its parklands provide a broad range of recreation opportunities, from highly developed campgrounds and beach areas to remote backcountry areas. (Lifted from http://www.alberta.com)

Click here to see more of beautiful Alberta.

And if you are a photo-enthusiast and an Instagram user/fan, click on the photo collage below to follow 7 of the world’s best Instagram users on an adventure to uncover the natural beauty of ALBERTA and the Canadian Rockies with their mobile phones.

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DREAMING OF WORKING IN CANADA?

Are you looking for work? Canadian employers are hiring and Working in Canada makes it easy to find the job you want, plus so much more! Just type in a job, or search for jobs by city, by education or by skills. Find jobs available in your town or explore opportunities across Canada. Compare how much money you can make and find out which occupations are in demand. You have options! Thousands of new jobs are posted every day! So stay connected and subscribe to our job alerts! Jobs, wages and outlooks! It’s all right here at WorkinginCanada.gc.ca
 

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Making Immigration Work for Immigrants and Canadians

“Immigration is an integral part of Canada’s economic success. We want to remain highly competitive and attract the world’s best and brightest to Canada. As such, it is essential that our immigration system function in a highly efficient and effective manner. It must employ fair rules, ensure their consistent application, enhance economic prosperity and job growth, and offer newcomers the best possible chance of success in Canada. That is the reason for our transformational changes – we are creating a faster fairer and more flexible immigration system that will benefit immigrants and Canadians alike.”

 

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Federal Skilled Worker Backlog Elimination

“Eliminating the bulk of this longstanding backlog of FSWP applications will allow the Department to focus resources on facilitating the arrival of skilled immigrants who apply under the current eligibility criteria and who meet Canada’s current labour market shortages.”

Canada’s Economic Action Plan 2012 proposed to terminate applications and return fees paid by certain Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) applicants who applied prior to February 27, 2008. This proposal was introduced in Parliament under Bill C-38 the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, which has become law. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has terminated Federal Skilled Worker files if applicants: applied before February 27, 2008, and did not have a decision made by an immigration officer based on FSW program selection criteria before March 29, 2012.

CIC expects this will affect around 280,000 people including dependents. CIC will return fees paid to the Department, without interest, for applications that are eliminated under the provisions in Bill C-38.

About the Initiative

The elimination of the FSWP backlog enables Canada to transition to an increasingly fast and flexible economic immigration system. In the future, the Government will explore with provinces, territories and employers approaches to developing a pool of skilled workers who are ready to begin employment in Canada. Legislative change was tabled through the Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act, which passed on June 29, 2012. This amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act has terminated applications for applicants in who applied before February 27, 2008 and did not have a decision based on FSW program selection criteria before March 29, 2012.

CIC has set up a central task force based in Ottawa to handle the fee return process.

Who Will Benefit

This will open the door to “just in time” processing of applications, and to an immigration system that is more nimble and better able to respond to changing labour market needs. This change will benefit employers and provinces.  It will also have an impact on future immigration applicants who will have their applications processed in months instead of years.

Eliminating the bulk of this longstanding backlog of FSWP applications will allow the Department to focus resources on facilitating the arrival of skilled immigrants who apply under the current eligibility criteria and who meet Canada’s current labour market shortages. CIC expects the backlog elimination measure will affect around 280,000 people, including their dependants.

Initiative Update

This proposal was introduced in Parliament under Bill C-38, which has become law. CIC has terminated Federal Skilled Worker files if applicants: applied before February 27, 2008, and did not have a decision made by an immigration officer based on FSW program selection criteria before March 29, 2012.

(Source: actionplan.gc.ca)

 

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