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2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

Old Oct 15th 2008, 7:19 am
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Default 2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

We have been waiting for the election result before putting in our Skilled Worker application.

What does the election result do to the process, if anything ?
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Old Oct 15th 2008, 7:36 am
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No change. Only in the case of Liberals or NDP taking over the changes made last June to IRPA were threatened (in pre-election rhetoric) to be reversed. No more threat.

You still should wait for the final Regulations and list of occupations on high demand before you can determine if there is any sense in submitting SW application without arranged employment though.
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Good, thanks for clarifying that.

Is there a release date set for the new occupations under pressure list?
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Default Re: 2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

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No change. Only in the case of Liberals or NDP taking over the changes made last June to IRPA were threatened (in pre-election rhetoric) to be reversed. No more threat.

You still should wait for the final Regulations and list of occupations on high demand before you can determine if there is any sense in submitting SW application without arranged employment though.
hi andrew can you answer me a question we put our application in in may this year had med 6aug but not heard nothing since been on cic but saying in process as it been saying that for a while now. any idias would be great thank you coolmum1
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Default Re: 2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

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Good, thanks for clarifying that.

Is there a release date set for the new occupations under pressure list?
I don't think that a date has been set for the release of the new occupations list, although they did say the fall so it shouldn't be too long, particularly now that the election is out of the way
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hi andrew can you answer me a question we put our application in in may this year had med 6aug but not heard nothing since been on cic but saying in process as it been saying that for a while now. any idias would be great thank you coolmum1
Category applied under? Visa post? Your nationalities and countries of residence?
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In fact that even the FN before 2008.02.27, do CIC have the right to reject the application if the applicant's NOC not in high demand list?
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In fact that even the FN before 2008.02.27, do CIC have the right to reject the application if the applicant's NOC not in high demand list?
No, but they have the right to leave it out to dry and process it with the lowest priority- it means CIC will process it only after all cases with arranged employment and with occupations on the high demand list are processed, and of course if any visa quotas are left over.
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Default Re: 2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

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No, but they have the right to leave it out to dry and process it with the lowest priority- it means CIC will process it only after all cases with arranged employment and with occupations on the high demand list are processed, and of course if any visa quotas are left over.
What about cases already with 90 day letter, could they also be left out to dry?


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Default Re: 2008 Election results - what does this mean for new Skilled Worker applications?

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No, but they have the right to leave it out to dry and process it with the lowest priority- it means CIC will process it only after all cases with arranged employment and with occupations on the high demand list are processed, and of course if any visa quotas are left over.
Do the priority and quotas has been announced for skilled workers subclass?
Such as:

Arranged employment
Old rules with high demand occupation (before 2008.02.27)
Old rules not high demand occupation (before 2008.02.27)
New rules with high demand occupation (after 2008.02.27)
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Originally Posted by mclauchlan35
What about cases already with 90 day letter, could they also be left out to dry?
No, they are already in the process. Of course they may still suffer some delays and bumps on the road, but they will be processed. I was referring to cases that didn't yet enter and/or won't enter assessment stage by the time new rules are fully implemented.
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Originally Posted by immigrants
Do the priority and quotas has been announced for skilled workers subclass?
Such as:

Arranged employment
Old rules with high demand occupation (before 2008.02.27)
Old rules not high demand occupation (before 2008.02.27)
New rules with high demand occupation (after 2008.02.27)
Nope. And I don't think anyone will even try to go there (different quotas for different submission dates). The policy will be rather simple (my assumption based on so far released info from CIC and Madam Minister):

1. cases with arranged employment - top priority and first visas from the SW quota, regardless when submitted

2. cases without arranged employment but with high demand occupation - same priority as above, or closely following, regardless when submitted. Entering processing at the order as received. Although Minister earlier indicated some sort of occupation based sub-categories with quotas allocation within the general SW quota - remains to be seen how it plays out.

3. cases without arranged employment and without high demand occupation:

a) pre Feb 27 2008 - waiting for left over quotas, if any (read - left to dry in high backlog visa posts, with some chance for processing in less flooded posts)

b) past Feb 26 2008 - returned without processing.
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Do you guys know how fast Buffalo handling CEC (Canadian Experience Class)?
5 weeks for 2 of my friends to receive Medical request!!!!
5 freaking WEEKS!!!
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Dear Andrew,
i highly doubt Buffalo will continue processing post-feb 26 files before the ministerial instruction and high-demand occupation list come out. Although we will have a new CIC minister by thursday, the release date of the instruction is sooo questionable and faraway.
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