2011 is approaching its end and those who are interested in Immigration to Canada are asking about the new Canadian immigration policy for 2012. There are couple of reasons behind this question. They either missed the chance to submit their Federal Skilled Worker application in 2011 and their occupation got capped in the skilled occupations list of 2011. Some people, who did not see their occupation in the previous FSW list, are wondering whether they would be able to apply under FSW in 2012.
This post will work as a placeholder and as soon as the hints of new Canadian immigration policy 2012 are received, it will be updated with details. The new FSW policy will be implemented from July 1, 2012, however, we might be able to have some glimpses in the changes proposed, if any.
Canadian Immigration Points Calculator 2012
Points calculator does not seem to be changing any soon and the Canadian immigration points calculator 2012 would most likely NOT bring any changes. However, if any change happens, it will be updated here.
Canadian Immigration Skilled Occupations List 2012
FSW Occupations list for 2012 seems like the largest issue among the aspiring migrants to Canada. Any changes in the Canadian immigration skilled occupations list 2012 will either bring positive changes for applicants in shape of increase in the number of occupations eligible for Canadian immigration or it will reduce the number of occupations.
The backlog of the immigration cases submitted has already been slashed by 50% due to efficiency of CIC and we hope thhat it will allow CIC to get more applications for federal skilled worker immigration.
Month of July, 2011 is of critical importance. CIC expected to announce changes in the pass-mark that will better serve their demographics and job market needs. Canada will also come out with the new occupation list. Some indications of proposed changes:
1) Applicants aged below 35 years may be preferred in Canada while others may still qualify against adaptability factors;
2) Canada may also introduce minimum IELTS language requirements;
3) Education and English language norms may be made more flexible for trades person in Canada;
What Should Do Now?
You can either wait till July 2012 for the new list or you can start preparing your application now and the moment your occupation is included, you can file your application immediately before your occupation's cap is reached. Read more about "Keep your file ready for Canadian Immigration"
We, Al-Hamza Consulting will be happy to assist you for your Immigration application. You can also contact us for Australian Immigration, New Zealand Immigration and Hong Kong Immigration. Please visit www.alhamza.pk for further details