MI-5: Temporary pause on new Federal Skilled Worker applications

This is just a quick post to let you know that the Ministerial Instruction 5 (MI-5) is already out!

Temporary pause on new Federal Skilled Worker applications
Minister Kenney Hits the Reset Button: Sets the Foundation for New, Faster, More Flexible Immigration System
According to this recent media release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, effective July 1st, 2012, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will place a temporary pause on new applications to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and federal Immigrant Investor Program (IIP).

New applications will be accepted in January 2013 in time with the implementation of the proposed changes in the points system and other improvements in Canada's immigration program.

This is good news for those who are not yet ready!  This will buy applicants more time in getting good IELTS Exam result, documents preparation and credentials assessment.


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