Permanent Residents Suing Government For Terminating Their Applications: Federal Court Dismisses Case

Last year, the Federal Government decided that in order to eliminate a growing backlog of permanent residency applications that was causing some applications to take almost a decade to be processed, they would just get rid of some of the applications that were clogging up the system. Unfortunately, some of the people whose applications were deleted had been waiting years, with their lives on hold. Permanent Residence Applications Lawsuit

As a result of the deletion of their applications, they launched a legal challenge against Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney. However, on April 18th 2013 the judge rendered his decision, saying that the decision to delete the applications could not be overruled.

Federal Skilled Worker Program re-opening May 4th for select occupations

The backlog for permanent residence applications is expected to be eliminated completely by the end of 2014, while it was just recently announced that the backlog has been cleared by 40 per cent.

In addition, on May 4th 2013 the Federal government is reopening the Federal Skilled Worker Program to a limited number of applications for a select 24 occupations.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program is a pathway to permanent residency and is a very popular program, as applicants can be assessed based on their own qualifications. These qualifications include your age and education level, as well as qualifications that are deemed the most important including language proficiency and Canadian work experience, while other work experience is also worthwhile.

Are you looking to apply for permanent residence in Canada? The Federal Skilled Worker program may be a perfect option for you, but there could be another immigration stream perfect for you – just ask us! We can help you.

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

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