Wednesday, June 08, 2011

When life knocks you down you have two choices- stay down or get up. [Tom Krause]



Many applicants now write the Canadian Visa Office in Manila regarding the illogical and unfair explanation on the delay in processing - the Ministerial Instruction 2 applicants were being prioritized.

The good thing is that the Visa Office is actually replying to applicants' letters. Here's a one of the replies from the visa office to the letter sent by Physician applicant who filed under MI-1 and is yet to received the result. The applicant's friend who filed under MI-2 have done the medical examination already.

Please note that the purpose behind the changes between the various Ministerial Instructions is to allow the Canadian Government to target our efforts at bringing in skilled workers to specific occupations which meet Canada's labor demands. Although MI-1 is no longer in force and has been replaced by MI-2, NOC 3112, General Practitioners and Family Physicians remains on the list. There is no different priority accorded to NOC 3112 in either list as all occupations in both lists are treated with equal priority.

Regardless of which MI you had applied under as NOC 3112, your application would receive the same priority.

We trust this information is of assistance and guides you accordingly.

Sincerely,
Federal Skilled Worker Unit,
Immigration Section, Manila

Here's their their explanation before:
By giving priority to FSW applications received on or after June 26, 2010, CIC is responding to the most urgent labour market needs first.

That was pretty clear - applications received on or after June 26, 2010 are being given priority. And when this illogical and unfair decision was exposed, here's what they say now:

Regardless of which MI you had applied under as NOC 3112, your application would receive the same priority.

It should have been OK. Only that it isn't what's happening. I advised the applicant to make a rejoinder. I will keep you posted.