Canada consults on changes to immigration points system

by Ray Clancy on February 22, 2011

Changes in immigration points set for Canada

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Canada department has begun a consultation process to determine what changes are needed to help it select immigrants most suited to integrating into Canadian life.

CIC wants to hear from stakeholders and members of the public after an evaluation found that skilled workers fared better in Canada than their predecessors because of stronger language skills and arranged employment.

‘To stay competitive globally, we have to make sure the skilled immigrants we choose are the ones that we need, and the most likely to succeed when they get here. Research points to some key changes that will help us meet those goals,’ said Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism.

‘There’s no shortage of people who want to come to Canada and we should frankly do all we can to attract the best and brightest. There are certain traits which seem to be more heavily correlated with higher income and better employment, such as younger immigrants and higher levels of language proficiency,’ he explained.

‘A welder from Poland doesn’t need to have university level French, but somebody expecting to work as a medical doctor does. Perhaps the points system should be more intelligent and flexible to correspond. The input received through the consultations process will be taken into account in the development of new regulations. The proposed changes could place more emphasis on youth and language ability and are expected to increase the number of skilled trades people,’ he added.

CIC will consult on: requiring federal skilled workers to have a minimum level of language proficiency; making the programme more accessible to skilled trades people, technicians and apprentices; placing greater emphasis on younger immigrants who will adapt more easily and be active members of the work force for a longer time frame; redirecting points from work experience to other factors that better contribute to success in the Canadian work force and in the reduction of potential for fraudulent job offers.

The current Federal Skilled Worker Programme was introduced in June 2002 under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The programme is based on an objective and transparent points system, which considers factors such as language skills, age and education in the selection of immigrants. The system aims to be more effective at selecting those who will succeed economically.

In person consultation sessions will take place with key stakeholders in five cities across the country and a summary of the results of this process will be published in spring/summer 2011.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

ALLAN February 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

I THINK GOVT. IS DOING RIGHT THING ,SKILLED PEOPLE WHO HAS FLUENT ENGLISH OR FRENCH AND ARRENGED EMPLOYMENT AND AFTER COME HERE HE OR SHE SHOULD WORK IN THAT FIRM AT THREE YRS. BEFORE GET P.R. ,IF QUIT JOB THEN GO BACK .GOVT SHOULD GIVE PRIVATE SECTOR TO SPONSER CANDIDATE TO HIRE FROM OVERSEASE ON TWO YEARS AND AFTER TWO GOVT. TAKE HIS OR HER SKILLTO USEFUL OR NOT THEN DESIDE TO GIVE P.R.

Reply

victorb February 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

You're Such a moron…… Then let the business crooks tramp all over the poor emigrants and treat them as garbage in the promise of a paper. I say NO to that, but rather let the emigrants have the right to change jobs and find better life for themselves. As long as an immigrant keeps a job or any job for 3 or more years and not have any criminal charges he or she should immediately qualify for papers (P.R). And PLEASE let some young and skilled people from Eastern Europe come here, it seams that eastern Europeans integrate faster in the Canadian society that anybody else.

Reply

M.AKRAM KHAN NIAZI February 26, 2011 at 5:55 am

There is capped limit of 1000 people per category but still after passage of 6 months very few pople have applied for following categories

811 Primary Production Managers (except Agriculture) 77
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists 28
3222 Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists 12
3233 Licensed Practical Nurses 76
4151 Psychologists 88
6241 Chefs 67
7215 Contractors and Supervisors, Carpentry Trades 65
7241 Electricians (except Industrial and Power System) 91
7242 Industrial Electricians 105
7251 Plumbers 28
7265 Welders and Related Machine Operators 32
7312 Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics 28
7371 Crane Operators 2
7372 Drillers and Blasters – Surface Mining, Quarrying and Construction 9
8222 Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service 46

It clearly showing that people are feeling difficulties in applying for immigration,therefore Canadians authorities should make changes and relaxations in their immigration process,at present it is simply impossible for a person to apply for immigration who is not having any relative in Canada.
Even a person having Master Degree,IELTS 7.0 SCORE,Experience of 20 years, even then he will need score 0f 5 points due to his relative for compliance of 67 marks.

Reply

joogi July 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

i agree with you man you are rite its not that much easy for applying imigartion canadian goverment is giving every single person a appoutunity but its getting tuff but depends on Allha if wee have good fath on Allha then every things works like smooth m i rite bro…

Reply

marviemanalo October 26, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Is there will be any changes in immigration points next year? I hope 67 points will not increase by next year.. I'm planning to migrate to Canada by 2012.

Reply

Filip March 2, 2011 at 9:10 am

I agree with M.AKRAM KHAN NIAZI and victorb, you should not be tied to a 3 year contract with an employer who gave you an arranged employment, because that will lead to exploitation from the employers and will put the employees in a very difficult situation. In my opinion it is very difficult for anyone ho has no family or arranged employment in Canada to immigrate there as a skilled worker. What about close friends? Why don't they count? I have no relatives in Canada but I have two of my best friends living there who are more willing to help than any of my relatives. (providing accommodation and work)

Reply

rakeshbhatt March 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

sir there are any change in six factor system? for calculation point for pr process ( in age limit) i have all ready put my file in June-2007 .some sources given information to all Skill worker PR file are Delayed or eradicated because if age limit = 40 > 40 year it is true or not pl geve me rely sir. age limit are adversly affect my PR file?

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: