Significant Changes in Canada Permanent Residency Application
Since 2006, applications for Canada permanent residency from top immigrant sourcecountries in Asia have dramatically decreased after the government has introduced transformations on immigration. Some analysts believe that the declining immigration applications from China, India, Pakistan, and the Philippines may have been the result of the changes in Ottawa’s immigration policy that is leaning toward other countries.
Toronto Star has reported a significant decline in the numerical figures of Chinese, Filipino, Indian, and Pakistani applicants who are trying to obtain permanent residency each year from 2006 to 2011.
Immigration Minister Jason Kenney stated that he did not expect the dramatic changes to happen in primary immigrant source countries. Regardless of where immigrants come from, Kenney is pushing to top up the capability of immigrants to achieve success in Canada.
Significant transformations have tightened the requirement for English language proficiency. The government has imposed numerical cap on the application being processed each fiscal year, and regulated the eligibility to limited jobs that are in demand.
Based on a statistics, one of the few principal reasons why foreign educated and trained professionals fail to get jobs in Canada is because of their language deficiency. Familiarity with the language is the key to understanding Canada culture. If someone does not possess sufficient knowledge of the language, it would be very difficult for him or her to fully comprehend what is going on around.
In Toronto alone, forty seven percent of its population in 2006 are using five native languages other than English or French. The top grossing mother language used is Chinese, which is spoken by 420,000 people. There are 195,000 speaking Italian. Punjabi is used by 138,000 people, Tagalog by 114,000 and Portuguese by 113,000 people. The figures suggest how much foreign nationals and naturalized citizens from other countries are loving and living in Toronto.
Recently, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) announced its sincere pursuit for more effective economic immigration programs. CIC through its programs is looking to take on applicants with the right skills to meet Canada’s demand for labor market.
To further expedite the process of approving new applicants with significant talents and right skills, Canada government is planning remove the backlog in the federal economic immigration program. The government will continue to introduce changes in furtherance of economic immigration and a more efficient immigration processing.
Each time Canada government would make amendments on immigration rules and regulations, people tend to get confused with the transition and the context of the rules itself.
If you are one of the people getting confused with the system or with any other immigration issues, it is suggested that you talk to licensed immigration lawyers in Toronto or in a place you find most convenient. Niren and Associates holds immigration law firms across the US and Canada.
Niren and Associates maintains offices in Toronto to extend help and provide services to the growing number of immigrants in the area who encounter immigration problems. The team of skilled lawyers at Niren and Associates is ready to help you. You may visit our Toronto Immigration Law Firm during office hours.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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