September 15, 2010

ABS-CBN Bandila | Changes in the Immigration Regulation

ABS-CBN's Bandila, through Jenny Reyes featured a news story about Canada's Immigration Regulation on it's Sept 15, 2010 episode. She visited our office and talked to a colleague, Vangie Naron.

Is it really more difficult now to qualify under Canada's Federal Skilled Worker program? Is the new immigration regulation not favorable for the applicants?

Personally I would say it's better. The processing period used to be an average of 4 to 5 years. With the new regulations, it now only takes about 6-12 months. Isn't that better?

However, the new regulations limit the opportunities only to those whose experiences are included in the 29 High Demand Occupations, the priority list. Accountants, Med Techs, College Instructors are just some of those who are not included in the list. At first look, this may really be a bad news. But would you rather wait five years or just file your application when your occupation becomes a priority?

It's not totally a dead end for those not included in the priority list. There are other programs available like Provincial Nominee Program or through and Arranged Employment. If you have a job offer, even if your occupation is not included in the list, it is still possible to file a permanent resident visa application.

Now, ever wonder why Canadian Immigration Consultancy always becomes a resource when it comes to Canadian Immigration? We've been in the industry for more than a decade now and have already sent thousand of Filipino workers to Canada. Marieton Pacheco is one of them.