Canadian immigration has been able to clean up the backlog of applicants that are in the system already
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) February 09, 2015
Catherine Sas, a leading immigration practitioner in Vancouver, BC, has recently announced the commencement of new and improved legal consultancy regarding the changing immigration programs in the country. With the alterations and suspensions of immigration to several categories, Canadian immigration has been able to clean up the backlog of applicants that are in the system already. Despite this, the system has been able to maintain its annual processing target of 250,000 immigrants each year. With so many rapid changes, it is hard for a layman to keep track of immigration law and understand its intricacies. Sas facilitates her clients to receive fair representation in all immigration matters and ensures that their legal rights are safeguarded in the process.
Understanding Immigration Law Changes
The immigration mix refers to the percentage of intake between the economic, family or humanitarian/refugee categories. But from a processing perspective, the mix can also be considered as between permanent and temporary immigration. In the past decade, there has been a shift toward temporary immigration streams, while permanent migration has remained relatively static. This can be substantiated by the statistics for the past ten years (between 2002 and 2012) that show that permanent migration has remained constant at approximately 250,000 immigrants per year.
Prior to the global recession in 2008, Canada had been experiencing strong economic growth coupled with a shortage of both skilled and unskilled workers. While the levels of foreign workers had been steadily increasing, Canada's educational institutions had been attracting foreign students in greater numbers. At the same time, Canada was also experiencing a tremendous backlog in permanent residence applications. By 2008 a backlog of nearly 1 million applications was clogging the system with processing times taking up to ten years for some cases.
On the business side of things, Canada's entrepreneur and investor programs have both been closed for several years while the government continues to process those applications previously submitted. Many immigrants are facing problems receiving the desired status due to the increased limitations and penalties. As a result, immigration lawyers are now becoming a necessity in Canada.
Catherine Sas is a leading immigration practitioner in Vancouver, BC. For more information on her services, log on to http://www.canadian-visa-lawyer.com or email at csas(AT)millerthomson.com.