High IQ Test score may be required for Immigration to Canada! Only smart people need apply.

It was just announced new criteria for qualifying under Skilled Worker category may be significantly modified to include IQ scoring. According to the proposal, applicants must take an IQ Test and score at least 120 in order to be considered candidates for Canadian Permanent Residence. “Canada has made it a priority to attract the best and the brightest” according to a high ranking governnment official. “We are now taking this literally”.

A 120 IQ well exceeds the average score in just about every country including Canada.  The IQ Tests will be administered by a select group of Immigration Officers, some of whom have IQs under 80. After the news was announced, Mensa, the High IQ Society admitting members with high scores, has reported an influx of inquires from people world wide about how to join.  Membership in Mensa, many believe, would mean a  guaranteed ticket to Canada.

Some community groups are outraged by the proposals calling Canada the “snobbyist nation” in history. “Requiring IQ Scores that are off the charts sends a really elitist message to the rest of the world that Canada cares only about brains but not other human values such as compassion, hard work and even humor” says Conrad White, the leader of “The Average Joe Society”, representing people with “other qualities”.

However, the proposal is gaining support by certain sectors of society. Some are calling the measure a first step in creating a Brave New World for Canada where human computers will soon become a reality. One day, the supporters claim, Canada will have so many smart people, we will be able to think our way out of any problem rather than having to outsource solutions to much “smarter nations”.

If passed, the IQ Screening will be implemented,  next year April 1, which happens to fall on April Fools Day 🙂

Michael Niren

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

  • Syed Hussain

    I took an official, Mensa supervised test back in 1991 and was adjudged to have an IQ of 156. I have wondered if any country was willing to take me in – I never got an opportunity, here in Pakistan to live up to my potential. This country is ruled by idiots and there is no room for the highly intelligent and honest people!

    • Immigration Lawyer (rachel)

      Hi Syed,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Depending on your experience you may be qualified to immigrate to Canada. However, we would have to take a closer look at your case to determine your eligibility. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

  • jrock

    why isn’t this already in place? it just makes sense. why would we want to import idiots anyway, they’ll just end up voting conservative

  • ztech

    The worst thing about it, is that it assumes IQ is everything to do with intelligence

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