Canadian Immigration News
Fast and Flexible Canadian Immigration System by Reducing Backlogs
Wednesday, 19 September 2012
The findings of a recent report on Canadian immigration backlogs by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration were welcomed by the Government.
According to Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney, backlogs were unfair to Canadian visa applicants, harmful to Canada's ability to attract the best and brightest from around the world, and held back economic and job growth. As a result, he thanked the Standing Committee members for their hard work in compiling their report.
The Committee agreed that the "Action Plan for Faster Immigration" and the "Action Plan for Faster Family Reunification" have made the Canadian Immigration System fast and flexible by:
However, the Committee report also notes initiatives to better align application intake with admission levels because for too long Canada has accepted more applications than it can process and admit in a given year. The report also suggests exploring further options to deal with the problem of existing backlogs, particularly in the Canadian federal skilled worker, immigrant investor, and parent and grandparent classes.
"The economy and job growth remain the Government's number one priority," said Minister Kenney. "We continue to take the issue of immigration backlogs very seriously, and we will be doing even more in the future to transform our immigration system into one that is fast, fair, flexible, and serves the interests of Canada's long-term prosperity."
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