Canadian Visa Applications to be processed Faster.

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May 7, 2011

Canadian Visa Applications to be processed Faster.

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Canadian Visa Applications to be processed Faster.

Article by Pankaj Sharma

 

Canadian Visa applications are to be processed faster as compared to earlier times.

Ms. Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development for Canada and the Honorable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration to Canada and Multiculturalism together announced today that people aspiring immigration to the country will get their qualifications assessed much quicker than ever before. The all new Pan-Canadian Framework for the Assessment and Recognition of Foreign Qualifications will take care of applications of Canadian immigration. They will be told within one year whether they can be licensed or registered to work in certain fields or not as per their work skills.

Ms. Finley said “Attracting and retaining the best international talent to address existing and future labor market challenges is critical to Canada’s long-term economic success”. “Ensuring that foreign credentials and qualifications are assessed and recognized in a timely manner will enable newcomers to maximize their talents.” He added.

The framework states that:Governments across Canada will work towards better pre-arrival services.Assessments should be fair, transparent, consistent and timely across Canada. There should be improved workforce participation services for newcomers.

“A priority of this government has been to make our immigration system more competitive globally and more responsive to Canada’s needs,” said Minister Kenney. “This framework complements initiatives such as the Action Plan for Faster Immigration; as they make our immigration system better meet the needs of our labor market. We want newcomers to be able to use their skills and work to their full potential. It’s good for them and good for the Canadian economy.”

It is hoped that the Economic Action Plan investment of million will do the following:

“Develop the principles of timeliness, transparency, fairness and predictability that the federal, provincial and territorial governments set out to guide the process;Develop standards for the timely handling of requests;Identify the priority occupations for developing recognition standards; andHelp people who want to come to Canada start the assessment process before they arrive.”

Both minister also met the community leaders in the Greater Toronto area to discuss how to improve the process of assessing the education, skills and experience of recent immigrants.

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