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Immigration Lawyers in Victoria

Get Assistance with Proposed Changes to Citizenship Legislation

If you’re considering relocating to Canada, it may be a good idea to connect with an immigration lawyer in Victoria, thanks to new changes to citizenship regulations by the Canadian government.
According to Jason Kenney, the Minister responsible for immigration, major changes to Canada’s immigration system could include erasing a massive backlog of applications.

Proposed changes will include one to give the provinces the ability to “cherry-pick” the immigrants they want. It’s all aimed at getting rid of an existing backlog of of over a million applications, including as many as 460,000 in the skilled worker category. As things stand, the backlog won’t be eliminated until 2017.

Starting this spring, a pilot program will allow provinces and territories to accept an additional 1,500 immigrants a year if they select them from an existing backlog of skilled worker applications.

According to the government, statistics show highly skilled people with prearranged jobs do well when they come to Canada, earning an average annual salary of $79,000. As well there is a real urgency towards reforming the immigration system, because Canada will have to rely on immigration to supplement an aging workforce.

Looking for help navigating Canada’s immigration system?

At Dinning Hunter, our lawyers work to ensure that our clients receive individualized personal service, and that their transition to Canada is customized, informed and well-planned.

As advocates for employment opportunties in Canada to meet shortfalls in various sectors, we have co-authored a report on structuring the temporary foreign worker program for the Province of British Columbia.

We help people from the following immigration programs:

  • Skilled workers
  • Business class
  • Corporate class
  • Family sponsorship
  • Temporary visas
  • Students

For more information about immigration law services contact Dinning Hunter Jackson Law.

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