Tenho visto em alguns lugares de que os processos de imigração federal, aplicados a partir de 27/02/08, estão paralisados aguardando novas instruções do governo canadense. Alguém está sabendo mais detalhes???
O que consta no site do consulado canadense é:
Immigration instructions to be governed by fairness, consultation
Ottawa, April 8, 2008 — The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, released today the principles that would guide implementation of proposed changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
The aim of the changes is to modernize Canada’s immigration system and significantly reduce the time it takes to bring newcomers and their families to Canada. Under proposed changes to the Act, the Minister would have the authority to issue instructions to immigration officers related to the processing of applications, including in relation to the jobs available in Canada, so people with those skills and experience can be brought to Canada more quickly.
In this way, newcomers will have more opportunities to find work sooner, to provide a better life for themselves and their families and to benefit more from life in Canada.
“These principles will ensure Ministerial instructions today and in the future remain fair, open and transparent,” said Minister Finley. “The instructions are about making the immigration system more responsive. Our objective is to continue to ensure that families are reunited and that qualified workers get here sooner, while respecting the fundamental principle of fairness.”
Ministerial instructions on prioritizing and processing immigration applications received after February 27, 2008, will:
- Identify priority occupations based on input from provinces and territories, the Bank of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, employers and organized labour.
- Ensure fairness by making decisions on cases faster, while meeting immediate labour market needs.
- Respect the goals of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which are to support Canada’s economy and competitiveness, support family reunification and uphold Canada’s humanitarian commitments.
- Comply with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which prevents discrimination based on factors such as race, country of origin and religion.
- Respect commitments to provinces and territories regarding the Provincial Nominee Program and the Canada-Quebec Accord.
- Complement commitments made in Advantage Canada, the Government of Canada’s economic plan, to align the immigration system with labour market needs.
- Be published in the Canada Gazette and Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s annual report, which is tabled in Parliament.
All instructions issued by the Minister to immigration officers must adhere to these principles. They must also be approved by Cabinet before they are published. Immigration officers would select from among new applications based on the instructions. They will continue to make decisions about individual applications. The Minister can not reverse the decisions of immigration officers or influence them in any way other than what is clearly outlined in the instructions.
The instructions are part of Budget 2008 commitments to modernize the immigration system to respond to Canada’s labour-market needs; reduce wait times for new applicants and reduce the backlog of immigration applications.
To help alleviate immediate pressures, resources will be allocated to missions where there is a high-volume of applications. As a start, some missions, such as Delhi and Manila, will receive additional resources to help improve wait times for permanent applications, international students and temporary foreign workers. Ongoing funding will help build capacity to meet future levels and increasing demand, and will introduce administrative improvements such as centralized processing and data entry.
The amendments, once passed, will apply to applications received on or after February 27, 2008. Those who applied before February 27, 2008 will be dealt with under the existing rules.
Applications from federal skilled workers who already have a job arranged for them when they arrive will also be processed. Other applications received on or after February 27, 2008 in the federal skilled worker category will be considered for possible processing once the instructions are issued.
O fato parece ser que quem aplicou depois de 27/02, terá que esperar a aprovação das novas regras, e isto me inclui :-(… a exceção parece ser para as pessoas que já tenham uma oferta de trabalho em terras canadenses, o que nao é o meu caso tb 😦
A pergunta que não quer calar é: QUANDO AS NOVAS LEIS SERÃO APROVADAS????