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Returning all Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications submitted prior to 27 February 2008

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Returning all  Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications

 Announcement made  on 29 March 2012 by the Government of Canada reveals a plan to reduce the backlog of Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) applications by returning all applications and government fees submitted prior to 27 February 2008. Almost 300,000 people who applied before 2008 to come to Canada are being told they’ll need to try again.
Their applications are being returned and $130 million worth of fees being refunded as the government seeks to eliminate a backlog they say has been standing in the way of major reform to the immigration system.

Approximately 160,000 FSW applications, submitted after 28 February 2008, will remain in queue for processing.

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