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Government to Return Pre-2008 Applications

The Government of Canada announced on 29 March 2012 a plan to reduce the backlog of Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications by returning all applications and government fees submitted prior to 27 February 2008. This will amount to a total of almost 300,000 returned applications, as well as approximately $130 million in refunded government processing […]

New Federal Skilled Worker Category to be Created for Skilled Trades

The Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Jason Kenney, announced on April 10, 2012 to streamline the application process for skilled tradespersons seeking entry to Canada. People working in skilled trades in industries such as construction, transportation, manufacturing and service are in high demand in Canada. The need is most acute in the construction and […]