At this time of the year, with just merely 60 days for 2013, thousands of people around the world and in Canada are still waiting for the new Canadian immigration system to be revealed.
We all know want to know how the new Federal Skilled Worker program will work, what the options will be, who is going to be in and who is going to be out.
It is the most important immigration program in Canada and responsible for at least a quarter of the total immigration flow every year.
Last week, The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, published two News Releases i the CIC website. Both with old news that, at this time, I am tired of reading: how well the CEC Program is working and how fast the applications will be processed starting next year.
CIC has been talking about this for a long time now and is no news. We all know the government wants a fast track system. We all know the Canadian Experience Class is a great idea and is bringing good results. But we all want the real news soon. Immigration Consultants, Lawyers and many other parties involved directly or indirectly in the immigration business are egaer to hear the “new news”.
Nevertheless, it looks like someone at the Minister’s office inadvertently leaked a tip that make sme think we will have interesting news sooner than later. The very last sentence in the Fast-Track News Release reads:
The final regulatory changes will be available in the Canada Gazette later this year
Hey! At least we learned we will know something in the next 45 days or so (I will take for granted that the last two weeks of December the Government will slow down and nothing will be announced, as usual during the Holidays Season)
Some numbers for 2013
What they did announce is a couple of numbers related to immigration levels:
CIC plans to admit a total of 240,000 to 265,000 new permanent residents in 2013, for the seventh straight year
In 2013, CIC intends to accept a record high of up to 10,000 permanent residents through this popular program [Canadian Experience Class]
In 2013, CIC plans to admit between 53,500 to 55,300 Federal Skilled Workers, including their spouses and dependants.
At least, for a change, they mixed something interesting in the good old announcements.
Sometimes Jason Kenney reminds me of those Third World Politicians that inaugurate the same Hospital year after year just “for the picture”
Talk to you soon…