The stalled immigration processes for some of high skilled applicants who are seeking the permanent residency in Canada are raising many questions about the fairness of immigration system of the country.
The holdups are affecting those who applied for the Canada Experience Class in the previous year when it was started in the year 2008. The government of Canada had offered its CEC stream as the way of competing for the world’s brightest and best by providing the faster and smoother immigration corridor for those with the Canadian work experience and the post secondary education. The earlier overseas students have made up around 40% of those who had applied for staying in Canada through the CEC program.
The frustration has been on the rise as some of the applicants had said that the wait has been getting longer than what they had expected for their applications for moving forward.
The citizenship and immigration department (CIC) has stated on its website that the applications are being processed in 14 months of time.
Some people are saying that its unfair as the people who have submitted the application through the Express Entry are receiving quick decisions within six months or less than that.
Express Entry has become the way for quick response to the need of labour market; the system rewards the points to the applicants based on their professional and demographic qualification. But it is operation beside the applications process that was submitted much before the Express Entry was introduced.