Canada is the only country in the world where the essence of multiculturalism is seen at the vantage point. The place has come with a lot of promises and immigrants have been always eager to make their livelihood in this place. So, if you are an aspirant, who is keen to make a move towards this country, Canada immigration news would definitely attract you to know about the recent developments that have been made in the country.
As it is too well now, the most talked about and contentious “first-come-first-serve” immigration programme has been scrapped, and in its place, a completely new and pragmatic “Expression of Interest” or “Express Entry” programme has been introduced.
It has been lauded for its quick processing traits and complete transparency. As an immigrant, one can easily immigrate to Canada under the Express Entry programme within 6 months time. So, definitely it will be an understatement to level this programme an unprecedented.
For most people who are alien to this scheme, it is crucial to make them understand about the programme. The then Immigration, Refugees, & Citizenship Canada (IRCC), has introduced the Express Entry program which facilitates the movement to Canada only under the skilled migration category.
In the immigration, those individuals who are skilled and have shown exceptional level of proficiency in their job are allowed to move. The programme is available online and the aspiring immigrants can fill in the application by visiting the official website of the Canada Express Entry.
The aspirants have furnished their age, experience, educational qualification and language proficiency, and based on those parameters, their application is assessed for the programme. Once the application is selected, it goes to the Canadian Job Bank--the body which processes and shortlists the applications.
The selection of the candidates, who have applied for the Express Entry programme, is based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS calculator takes a 360 degree view on the profile of the immigrant.
Their skills, job profile, skill transferability provision, age, experience and educational qualification, all these aspects are quantified assessed and then accordingly they are called for the movement.
The immigration generally takes place under three broad category of programme:
It includes jobs which are mentioned in the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) of the Maple Leaf Country, and if the applicants who have applied for the immigration are able to meet with the requirements sought, they are given the opportunity to move under the FSWP.
Similar to the FSWP, the FSTP includes some of the trade which is in demand in the country. So, every year the labor authority in the nation introduces a Job List of skilled trades and those individuals who fall under the list are given the opportunity to immigrate to Canada.
It is for those individuals who are working in the nation and they have Canadian Experience in the work domain and are wishful of the movement. Such individuals are also given the chance to move under the Express Entry programme.
The Stephen Harper government has made some of the changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Programme, and it has drastically increased the possibility of exploitation by the employers.
The temporary workers are mainly indulged in menial jobs and they have been prone to exploitation ever since the changes have been introduced. Since they are engaged in unskilled or semi-skilled job, they are left with no choice but to get exploited. Most of the workers hail from African and Latin America or Asia.
At the same time, there has been no regulation which has been invoked in their work schedule. Without proper documentation, they have been given the jobs, thereby making them vulnerable. The bottom-line: they are getting underpaid or not paid in accordance to the job done. In most cases, the overtime work has been left unnoticed and unpaid.
Such developments have definitely raised the panic button, and important steps by Justin Tardieu can definitely bring back the good days.