With a number of recent developments, the Canada immigration system seems to come out of age. The federal government is taking some serious steps to improve the selection of quality professionals from different international regions. Some of the noteworthy drawbacks that have been depreciating the Canada immigration process include:
Innumerable licensing bodies (stakeholders) with too many procedures for immigrant evaluation.Excessive involvement of bureaucrats in assessing the skills relevant to different occupational sectors of the country.Insignificant approach in language testing of the immigrants emerging from non-English speaking of pre-assessment approach to evaluate the skills and qualifications of the immigrants before they actually migrate to the country.Insufficient contribution of employers and provinces in foreign credential recognition system. Imbalance among the categories of immigrants. Currently, family-class immigrants are overpowering the economic immigrants.
Inspiration from Australian Immigration Policy
Until the late 1990s, Canada and Australia shared similar approach to select the foreign immigrants. However, by the end of the decade, Australia made a huge change in its approach that has certainly helped its economy to benefit out of immigration. Over the decade of 2000s, the Canadian federal government has attempted to draw inspiration from its Australian counterpart and the outcomes have started appearing.
Here is a small list of what changes and improvements are being executed by the Canadian federal government to ensure a cleaner and rewarding immigration process:
Language Testing System: Some occupational areas, especially those belonging to the fields of law and medical, require the professionals to have great communication skills in the official language. It will be considered as a critical aspect in the immigration to Canada process. At the same time, the occupational fields with not that strict language ability will not have such strict rules.
Assessment in Advance: Australia already has an established pre-assessment system that evaluates the immigrants in their respective fields in advance. Such a system is in pipeline for the Canadian immigration system as well. It will save the immigrants from disappointment of not finding suitable positions on reaching the country.
Involvement of Employers: The federal plans are to involve the employers in the process of selecting immigrants. It is obvious that the employers from different fields can make relevant and better selections. Moreover, the employers will be encouraged to assess the immigration applicants so that the skilled professionals are immediately absorbed.
Balanced Immigrations: The government is also taking interest in balancing the number of economic immigrants with that of the family-class immigrants. It will help the country’s economy to attain benefits from professional immigration.
With implementation of these plans, the new Canadians will find the same employment benefits that the generation of immigrants around 3-4 decades ago used to enjoy.