Highlights of changes to Canada Immigration in 2012 are:
- Expression of Interest System was put into effect to allow employers to choose potential candidates from an existing pool of pre-screened skilled professionals.
- New visa scheme launched for skilled trades persons which offers them permanent residency. Skilled tradespersons include professionals like electricians, welders, heavy-duty equipment mechanics and pipefitters. This is to reduce the labour shortage in provinces like Alberta and Ontario where major construction activities are going on for Pan American Games in 2015.
- Spousal sponsorship and conditional permanent residence status laws have been made more stringent with strict guidelines
- Language skills and professional credentials equivalent to Canada’s have been prioritized along with Spouse’s adaptability and language proficiency for points based FSW program
The Canadian citizenship rules have been changed for better:
Prospective Canadian citizens should provide proof of language proficiency either in English or French. This would be applied for candidates between the ages of 18 and 54.
For more information on Canada Immigration contact immigration experts of Opulentus at 1800 103 1555.
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