(PRWEB) October 16, 2012
All over Canada, there are many sectors of industry that are starved for labourers and the problem is likely only going to get worse over time. While there is a pronounced labour shortage right now, the issue is expected to escalate as many older men and women step away from their jobs and settle into retirement.
One of the most important ways to shore up this labour shortage, and to keep the country economically viable, is to accept more immigrants and to produce immigration policies that enable interested parties from around the globe to join one of the most attractive democracies available.
Canada’s merits as a country, its political freedom, its abundance of natural resources, its numerous jobs and its relative economic strength, are all major appeals and there are many interested immigrants waiting in the winds. The country’s immigration policies up to this point have been widely regarded as some of the most robust, flexible and ultimately winning policies around, but a recent set of updates could make things more complicated.
A recent report critical of these changes details some of the updated policies that could produce an impression around the world that Canada has become less welcoming to immigrants.
Illuminate Canada, a group of immigration lawyers, consultants and other professionals dedicated to ensuring an easy and successful transition for immigrants into Canada, has weighed in on these changes. They agree with the Maytree Foundation's report: the overall size and multiplicity of the updated policies lends itself to this impression. There is also an undercurrent prevalent throughout the updates that suggests Canada is welcoming itself to temporary labourers but making it more difficult to become a permanent resident and citizen, a frustrating adjustment for those looking to be more than just stand-in labour.
Still, there is no question that anyone interested in immigration Canada should be able to complete the process successfully. Although these new changes are oddly obstructive to new immigrants, they are by no means prohibitive, and there are still plenty of opportunities for anyone looking to immigrate to do so.
Illuminate Canada proposes the following as a general rule: it is wise to team up with an immigration professional, whether a lawyer or a consultant, to ensure that your Canada immigration forms are successfully filled in and to give yourself the very best chance of completing this process in an efficient and effective way.
Nobody is going to understand these new changes in policy better than a qualified immigration professional, and they will be able to assess your goals in light of these new changes. Not enough has changed about Canada’s generally welcoming and inclusive policies to make the inclination to immigrate infeasible, but with the help of a professional this new climate that is emerging at the offices of Canadian immigration will likely be easier to deal with.