Thursday, December 17, 2009
Changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations
Of late we have received hundreds of letters addressed to our clients who filed their applications in year 2006 and 2007. This were applications filed before the Citizenship and Immigration Canada changed its processing system to prioritize 38 high demand occupations. It looks like that the Citizenship and Immigration Canada is seriously addressing its huge backlogs.
CHECK UPDATED OCCUPATIONS LIST! 29 in Demand Occupations in Canada.
The letter says that If your occupation is included in the current list of 38 high demand occupations, it is to your advantage if you will withdraw your application and send another application under the new Federal Skilled Worker Program. Take this option if you want an expedited process, but you have to decide soon because the Canadian Embassy will only refund your filing fee if you withdraw your application within 45 days from the time they sent out the letter.
But if you are not in a hurry, then you don't have to do anything. There is no need to reply to that letter.
If your occupation is not included in the current list of 38 high demand occupations, you will just have to wait till the Visa office is already processing your application, this may be another 3 years of waiting.
Changes Coming Soon?
Part of the highlight that the letter is saying is that there will be changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations. They may change the current list of occupations in process. That is why the letter urges the applicants to make a decision soon.
As to how soon we really do not know, but the only sure way to take advantage of the 6 to 12 months processing is by filing your application as soon as possible. If changes happens during the time that your application is already in process, you will no longer be affected with said changes.
This letter does not only apply to the recepients of the Letter sent out by the Canadian Embassy. If the there will be changes in the list of 38 high demand occupations soon, then this means that those who still has not made the decision to apply, even if they are interested, will also loose their changes to take advantage of this great opportunity. If you wait too long to decide you may miss out on this chance for a speedy processing of your Canadian Permanent Residents Visa. What are you waiting for?
Apply right now!