Notice: wp_enqueue_script was called incorrectly. Scripts and styles should not be registered or enqueued until the wp_enqueue_scripts, admin_enqueue_scripts, or login_enqueue_scripts hooks. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.3.0.) in /home/immigration/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4138
Canada to reduce skilled worker immigration, but still compares favourably with UK | Immigration Matters

Want to learn more about UK/EU Immigration Law? Click Act Now to learn more... Act Now

Hide
Show
Call Us +44 7950 458 464 | info@immigrationmatters.co.uk
 Categories : News

 

Canada is cutting the number of migrants granted permanent residency under the ‘Federal Skilled Worker’ immigration programme, in order to allocate more places for in country applicants.

Ministers want to reduce the number of skilled workers who migrate to Canada – as well as the numbers who are granted PR (permanent residency) under the scheme – by almost 2,000. The popular points-based Federal Skilled Worker Programme for skilled migrants will be cut back next year allow 3,000 additional migrants who have worked or studied in Canada for at least two years to apply for PR.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said the move would help to attract “more of the world’s top talent who already have a successful track record in Canada”, as well as ensuring that foreigners who move to Canada are able to contribute to the  economy.

The total number of economic migrants admitted to Canada in 2013 will still be between 240,000 and 265,000, but the government wants to expand its “Canadian Experience Class” scheme, which gives permanent residency to international students and workers in the country for two years on temporary visas.

Under the Experience Class scheme up to 10,000 migrants will be able to settle permanently in Canada next year, compared with 7,000 in 2012.

In contrast, the UK is clamping down on students, refusing visa extensions, revoking university Tier 4 sponsors licences and closing down hundreds of private colleges.

Some students are forced to rely on human rights appeals just to be granted leave to finish their studies.

Whilst Canada offers permanent residence to international students, the UK has closed down the popular Post Study Work visa making the UK a less attractive place for foreign students to study.

UK migrants on work permits, or Tier 2 working visas, have to wait 5 years (was 4 years) to qualify for PR or Indefinite Leave to Remain, but time spent on a student visa does not count towards residency at all. If you have picked up so much as a fine for not paying the correct fare on a train, you are likely to be refused and may have to go to appeal to remain in the UK.

The maximum quota for federal skilled workers is set to fall from 57,000 in 2012 to 55,300 in 2013, which excludes applicants’ families.

In July 2012 the federal skilled worker programme was frozen due to a massive 100,000 backlog of applications.

In September, changes were announced to prioritise English speaking applicants under 35s who had previously worked in Canada.

Immigration advisers point out that foreign workers find it difficult to obtain Canadian work experience with the right employer.

Related articles:

Canada Immigration Minister supports UK Border Agency’s tough action revoking London Metropolitan University Tier 4 Sponsors Licence

YES, YOU MAY HAVE TO APPEAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS GROUNDS TO REMAIN IN THE UK – EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN REFUSED

500 private Tier 4 sponsor colleges closed by UK Border Agency

New Tier 4 student visa rules now in force

Immigration to Canada could help solve labour shortage says Minister Jason Kenney

Post Study Work Visa to be abolished April 2012 as part of student visa clampdown

Can family dependants of Tier 4 Students work while studying in the UK?

Free service launched to help overseas students study at UK Universities

If you need any immigration advice or are worried about the new immigration rules or need help with Sponsorship or Tier 2, Tier 4, applying for university if your college has closed down, Visa, ILR, Settlement, Citizenship, Dependant Visa or an appeal against a UK Border Agency or British Embassy refusal, or if you have been waiting for a reply from the Home Office for longer than a year, please email: 

info@immigrationmatters.co.uk or visit www.immigrationmatters.co.uk for free immigration news updates.

See also: Why the world wants to be Canadian

MIGRATE TO CANADA

Why pay advisers thousands of dollars when you can learn how to do it yourself?

My Immigration Consultant is designed to guide you step-by-Step towards successfully migrating To Canada.

Click Here!

Spread the Word, like or share this page, your friends will also love it and thanks for it.



Do you employ foreign workers? Don't risk a £20,000 fine and a possible custodial sentence. We can advice on Entrepreneur Visas, Investor Visas and Home Office sponsor licence compliance for your business. Use the button below to schedule an appointment...

About

Immigration Adviser, Speaker and Author See also: www.LinkedIn.com Profile - http://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=hb_tab_pro_top www.Ecademy.com Profile: http://www.ecademy.com/account.php?id=110038 http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/14119859749/

2 Responses to “Canada to reduce skilled worker immigration, but still compares favourably with UK”
Read them below or add one

  1. […] Canada to reduce skilled worker immigration, but still compares favourably with UK […]

  2. […] Canada to reduce skilled worker immigration, but still compares favourably with UK […]

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked by *.

You must beLogged in to post a comment.