Friday, October 12, 2012

Proposed upcoming changes in Skilled worker category of Canada immigration: January 2013

It is known that immigration of skilled worker to Canada is paused till January 2013.
In January 2013, a reviewed version of immigration rule will be deployed for skilled worker category. Few of the hints of the proposed changes were published last month. Canada will pay much attention to language, age and work experience in Canada.

Proposed upcoming changes in skilled worker category in January 2013:

The proposed changes that are likely to be in place in federal skilled worker category of immigration to Canada in January, 2013 are as follows:  
  • Language: This will be the most important factor. A minimum thresh hold will be applied and points for language will be increased.
  • Age: Emphasis will be given to younger immigrants. As a skilled worker they will serve Canada longer. 
  • Experience: It is proposed that points will be increased for work experience in Canada while it will be reduced for work experience overseas. 
  • Spouse: In proposed upcoming rules for January 2013, more points will be awarded if the spouse has good language capability and work experience in Canada. 
  • Arranged employment: Simplifying arranged employment process to prevent fraud and abuse.
  • Educational Credential: Another proposed change is the introduction of the Educational Credential Assessment. It requires the applicants to have their education abroad assessed against Canadian education standards by designated organizations.
  • Limited application: As updated on March, 13, there will be a cap for application as it used to be and acceptance of application for federal skilled worker will be closed when the cap is reached.
More may be added in the list in future. Till now this are all the information they have provided for federal skilled worker immigration program to Canada.