Citizenship And Immigration Canada Will Increase Skilled Worker Visas In 2012

Up to 10,000 more skilled workers could be admitted to Canada in 2012

Canadian Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney told Parliament last week that he intends to increase skilled workers in Canada by between 8,000 and 10,000 during 2012, up from the current 47,000 to between 55,000 and 57,000.

“The government’s number one priority remains the economy,” said Minister Kenney, “We recognize the importance of immigration to our labour market and we value to contributions of skilled immigrants who add to our international competitiveness. We are committed to facilitating the arrival of the best and brightest in our country.”

This year, Canada’s overall immigrant intake was about 250,000. The government intends to keep that number consistent through 2012, which means that the additional skilled worker visas will take visas away from other Canadian visa categories.

If you are intending to immigrate to Canada in any kind of immigration category, get help. It’s a maze of regulations and paper work. More number do not necessary mean more approvals.

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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 American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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