Canada: What to Expect From Immigration In 2014.
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On one site about immigration, I found an interesting overview of the plans for immigration for the next few years. What will be the programs of immigration to Canada in 2014-2015, how will the requirements change, how many immigrants can get the status of permanent resident and much more in the review.
In late October 2013 the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada has traditionally announced plans for the next year. The most interesting in such applications is usually information on the distribution of quotas for different immigration programs and what innovations should be expected in the near future.
Naturally, in such conditions everyone expects at least some improvement. However, nothing new has been said in the statement of the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, despite the usual loud words that the plan prepares Canada for economic development for many years to come. It looks like the ministry has decided not to change anything, postponing radical steps until early 2015, when the new system of selection "Express of Interest System" (EOI) should come into force for those who plan to pass the immigration on the economic class.
It can also be concluded that the primary task of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of Canada for next year will not be the acceptance of new applications, but the processing of those statements that are waiting for their turn. This is logical, especially if we consider that in 2015 the current government plans with great pomp to launch a new system of selection of immigrants, with terms of consideration of applications not exceeding 1 year. It will not work if all the statements that are waiting for their turn are not processed. Therefore, we can hope that in 2014 all those who submitted applications for the economic class, including those who submitted applications for business programs, should receive a response from the embassies.
The total number of issued immigrant visas remains at the same level - Canada plans to accept in 2014 the year from 240 to 265 thousand immigrants. By the way, the last couple of years in the Canadian press are stormy debates whether Canada needs immigration in general and in what quantity. At the same time, it is often said that immigration needs to be closed, as it does not bring anything to Canada except problems and expenses.
On the other hand, with the same constancy, economists publish their conclusions that without the influx of fresh labor, the Canadian economy is facing a slowdown in development and social problems associated with population aging, recommending that the annual influx of immigrants to the country increase to 400,000. What opinion will prevail, and in which direction the pendulum will swing in 2015, is absolutely unclear. At least, the fact that in 2014 the quotas were left at the same level, is already a good sign.
It is obvious that radical changes in the immigration sphere should happen only after a year, with the introduction of a new system for the selection of immigrants. It is not yet clear whether these changes will affect provincial programs, and what will happen to federal business programs, but in any case the beginning of 2015 will be a time of change. In addition, in 2015 federal elections must be held, which can also change a lot, including in the field of immigration.