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"Action Plan for Faster Immigration" for 2009 - News Release Nov.28, 2008

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"Action Plan for Faster Immigration" for 2009 - News Release Nov.28, 2008

Time: December 16, 2009 at 6pm to December 31, 2012 at 7pm
Location: Immigration Canada
Street: Canada and the world
City/Town: Canada and the world
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Phone: Canada and the world
Event Type: immigration
Organized By: Immigration Canada
Latest Activity: Dec 17, 2009

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Event Description

Immigration minister Kenny announced important new rules governing the skilled worker class that are retroactive to February 27, 2008. The Minister said a worker in this class will receive a decision on his/her application within six to 12 months (compared with up to six years under the old system).

Applicants must obtain 67 points on the selection grid and
a. qualify for one of 38 high-demand occupations in the list below or
b. have an offer of arranged employment or
c. have been living legally in Canada for 1 year as a temporary foreign worker or international student.

Additional Information
. Targets (quota) for 2009: Total: 240,000-265,000, Economic: 156,600, Family: 71,000, Humanitarian: 37,400
. Other priority classes: Quebec, Provincial Nominees, the Canadian Experience Class, & live-in caregivers
. New rules for the skilled worker class are retroactive to February 27, 2008
. Applications made before Feb 27, 2008, will be processed under the old rules
. Applicants not meeting the test will not be processed, and the application fee will be fully refunded

Skilled Worker List for Permanent Residence
*Applicants must have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent paid work experience in the last 10 years and meet the NOC requirements. No low skilled workers on the list.

0111: Financial Managers
0213: Computer & Information Systems Managers
0311: Managers in Health Care
0631: Restaurant & Food Service Managers
0632: Accommodation Service Managers
0711: Construction Managers
1111: Financial Auditors & Accountants
2113: Geologists, Geochemists & Geophysicists
2143: Mining Engineers
2144: Geological Engineers
2145: Petroleum Engineers
3111: Specialist Physicians
3112: General Practitioners & Family Physicians
3141: Audiologists & Speech Language Pathologists
3143: Occupational Therapists
3142: Physiotherapists
3151: Head Nurses & Supervisors
3152: Registered Nurses
3215: Medical Radiation Technologists
3233: Licensed Practical Nurses
4121: University Professors
4131: College & Other Vocational Instructors
6241: Chefs
6242: Cooks
7213: Contractors & Supervisors, Pipefitting Trades
7215: Contractors & Supervisors, Carpentry Trades
7217: Contractors & Supervisors, Heavy Construction Equipment Crews
7241: Electricians (Except Industrial & Power System)
7242: Industrial Electricians
7251: Plumbers
7252: Steamfitters, Pipe fitters & Sprinkler System Installers
7265: Welders & Related Machine Operators
7312: Heavy-Duty Equipment Mechanics
7371: Crane Operators
7372: Drillers & Blasters - Surface Mining, Quarrying & Construction
8221: Supervisors, Mining & Quarrying
8222: Supervisors, Oil & Gas Drilling & Service
9212: Supervisors, Petroleum, Gas & Chemical Processing & Utilities

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Comment by M.T. Al-Mansouri, Ph.D. on December 17, 2009 at 5:05am
Comment by Hatem Belguith on December 17, 2009 at 1:45am
Good, I would like to ask you how can I apply for the immigratiom to Canada

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