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New rules for immigration to Canada???

Old Jun 27th 2001, 1:55 am
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Steve
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Hello, everyone! I heart that during the June 2001 canadian parliament got decision
to change the existing rules of immigration. As I heard, these rules are going to
make the immigration process more selective (by experience, by age, and even by
proposed job in Canada). Is this TRUE??? If it so, could you send me their
description or the address where they're going to be published.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old Jun 27th 2001, 3:01 am
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David Cohen
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Bill C-11 has passed its three readings in the House of Commons, and is slated to
start three readings with the Senate when sessions resume. The following is an
informal summary of the Regulations that may be enacted, as discussed to date (these
are still subject to change):

The new selection grid will focus on people's ability to become economically
established in Canada based on his or her knowledge and skills that he or she will
bring to general labor pool in Canada. Selection will no longer be based on the
National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Changes in the grid (please see attached):

a. Age: Maximum 10 points

The age criteria will be the same as the present selection system. A maximum if 10
points will be awarded to applicants between the age of 21 to 44. 2 points will be
lost by years for applicants under the age of 21 or over the age of 44.

b. Education: Maximum 25 points

More points will continue to be awarded to individuals who accumulated higher levels
of education. In fact, approximately 30% of the point grid is education-based.
Education will play a key role in the selection process.

c. Language: Maximum 20 points

15 % of the point grid is related to language abilities. Point will be increased in
fluency in one of Canada's official language (English or French) as fluency in both
languages does not increase significantly chances of applicants to succeed in the
Canadian labor market. Points will be awarded according to 4 skills:
- speaking;
- reading;
- writing;
- listening.

Since assessing language abilities is not an easy task, a project for a
standardized test is in the making.

d. Experience: Maximum 25 points

Presently, experience is measured in relations to the intended occupation. The new
selection system will focus on the applicant's years of education and years of
experience in a highly skilled occupation. Experience will be examined in a specific
time frame. Points will be awarded based on the number of years of recent work
experience. Apprenticeship and volunteer work will also be counted.

e. Validated arranged employment: Maximum 10 points

There will be a minimum requirement of one year's work experience in order for the
person to enter that intended occupation that has been validated.

f. Adaptability: Maximum 10 points

Points will be awarded in that section for the following :

- Spouse's (including common-law partners) education;
- Authorized work in Canada;
- Full-time post-secondary studies in Canada;
- Informal job offer in Canada;
- Family member in Canada.

Please note that if an applicant received 10 points for a validated job offer, no
points will be awarded for an informal job offer. The maximum points will be 100 but
the pass mark as not yet been revealed.

The goal is to select the immigrant's Canada needs based on their flexible skills
rather than intended occupations and emphasize experience in any skilled occupation
rather than designating particular occupations.

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CAMPBELL, COHEN - attorneys at law tel:514.937.9445 / fax:514.937.2618
[email protected] http://canadavisa.com

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Old Jun 28th 2001, 9:17 am
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inayataversey
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Dear Mr. David Cohen, As you mentioned in your post about age criteria, is it between
21 to 44 or 21 to 45 ? please clarify.
 

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