May 19, 2011

Illogical, eh?

After posting Canadian Visa Office Manila's explanation about delay in processing, I've got several reactions from my blog readers. Some were enlightened while some others were disappointed.

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I can understand why many were disappointed. The visa office's explanation actually doesn't make sense. It's illogical.

Here's a part of the visa office's explanation:
CIC’s goal is to make the immigration system more responsive to labour market needs. By giving priority to FSW applications received on or after June 26, 2010, CIC is responding to the most urgent labour market needs first.

The thing is nurses, physicians, etc are included in both Ministerial Instructions. Now, are nurses filed under Ministerial Instruction 1 (MI-1) got different skills from nurses filed under Ministerial Instruction 2 (MI-2). Who is to tell that nurses under MI-2 would best respond to labor market needs than nurses MI-1? Oh, right, the Immigration Minister.

To come up with a decision is one thing. That is understandable considering the volume of applications the visa office is processing. Go ahead and prioritize those that are really needed in Canada. They don't have medical examination that may expire anyway.

But for Pete's sake, why delay those who have already done the medical exam and have submitted their passports for visa stamping? Why do they have to wait for more than 6 months while some applicants got theirs in less than 2 months after submission of passports?

It isn't just about volume, I guess. Something is really wrong.