Well yes and no. This deal works both ways. Yes, of course, we should be grateful to Canada for considering us. But also, Canada should be grateful to the skilled workers that it NEEDS who are considering Canada to emmigrate to instead of one of the other many countries they could choose.
I can guarantee there are medical radiation technologists, crane operators, dental therapists, chefs, plumbers, welders etc out there who are planning to emmigrate, yet only a handful of each of these job categories, worldwide, has chosen Canada as the country to apply to.
We've seen a big drop in application intakes this year compared with previous years, and already it's looking unlikely that the 20,000 cap will be reached, with only a handful of NOCs looking like they will make 1000.
Please remember what I said about this being a two-way process. Canada has some great things to offer immigrants, and but skilled immigrants also have a lot to offer Canada. At the moment Canada seem to be treating this as a one-way process. CIC need to get their customer service right, else if they are not careful a lot of skilled and educated people might look elsewhere.
Ideally yes, but let's look at the real picture.
If you notice, the reason Canada introduced the CAP was that they couldn't handle the number of applications. To me it sounds like too much supply (applicants) vs relatively much more moderate demand (applications processed).
RE: radiation technologists, crane operators, plumbers and welders.. I think the reason for unfilled CAP is not the shortage of those professionals willing to immigrate to Canada vs chosing other countries.
It could be that many of crane operators, plumbers and welders from non-English speaking countries simply can't score enough points to apply. And those with trade certificates and experience and passing score still may not have enough savings to have POF, and those who do may simply find it counter-rational to burn it for the sake of , for instance, operating cranes in Canada vs where they do it now.
Also, I read the news and, notwithstanding the movement of European nationals within EU, it seems that nowdays educated people over the world may not just look elsewhere, like they could 15-20 or even 10 years ago.
All this adds up to simple conclusion: we need to reach Canada more than Canada needs us.
And Canada doesn't shut it's doors in front of our faces.
Instead, it displays clear set of requirements that will qualify one to be considered for permanent admission.
It is something we should ALL be grateful for, regardless of time it takes to process or even the outcome of our individual applications.
I do wish everyone plenty of luck and a little patience