Friday, May 6, 2016

High Number of Family Based Super Visa Immigrants, Skilled Workers & Professionals Continued to Be Admitted by Canada

A preliminary data released recently by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) clearly highlights that Canada continued admitting high number of new immigrants in the country in 2011. As per the data, no less than 248,660 immigrants were given Permanent Resident status in 2011, which consisted of 156,077 new economic immigrants, including immigrants on Canadian Skilled Workers & Professionals visa and 56,419 new family class immigrants and others.

Presently, the 29 POL of the Federal Skilled Worker Program has an annual cap of 10,000 new applications with a cap of 500 for each of the 29 occupations listed. Applicants with a job offer in an occupation where there is a shortage area are not affected by the cap. In case you do not have such a job offer, then the availability of visas is limited, since the 500 cap per occupation can be reached very quickly.

No sooner was the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa Program announced in December 2011, it became a popular choice for new immigrants with approval granted to over thousand applications. There has been an overall approval rate of 77 percent. year."

"Canada's per-capita immigration rate remains one of the highest in the world. Immigration has always been a sustaining feature of Canada's history and continues to play an important role in building our country. I'm pleased that the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa is working as intended and giving large numbers of eligible parents and grandparents an opportunity to spend extended periods of time with their families in Canada," said Citizenship & Immigration Minister Jason Kenney.

Following are the requirements to be met with by Super Visa applicants:
• Submit proof that the host child or grandchild meets a minimum income.
• Demonstrate that they have purchased comprehensive Canadian medical insurance.
• Undergo the Immigration Medical Examination procedure.

As of 26 February 2012, 80 percent of Super Visa applications were being processed within 41 calendar days. As noted by Kenney that application volumes continue to increase, CIC will also maintain its aim for a Super Visa processing time of eight weeks or lesser.

Lt. Col. B S Sandhu (Retd.), CMD, WWICS, the World's Largest Immigration Group said, "Federal Skilled Worker Program and Parent and Grandparent Super Visa program have been helping greatly all the Skilled Professionals as well as the eligible parents/grandparents, giving them the opportunity to immigrate to the maple country at the earliest possible. Canada’s charm and immigrant friendly regulations help it maintain its popularity at all times."

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