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Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Programs

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Proposed Changes to the Federal Skilled Worker Programs

 

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has published on their website proposed changes to the current Federal Skilled Worker Programs. While CIC states that the current system is working well, these changes are designed to make improvements on the current structure.

 

 

Specifically, CIC is proposing changes to the selection system. These changes will not alter the selection criteria established in 2002 but would affect the number of points assigned to the criteria and the way they are assessed.

The following criteria are subject to change under these proposals:

  • Requiring a minimum level of language proficiency
  • Placing greater emphasis on younger workers
  • Making the program more accessible to skilled tradespeople
  • Redirecting points from work experience to other factors
  • Reducing the potential for fraudulent job offers

 

Photo: TANNIS TOOHEY/TORONTO STAR

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