My comment/post is actually in response to the scrapping (as if some dirt....
) of Pre 2008 applicants and the simultaneous news of Credential evaluation.
I agree in principle about Credential Evaluation, but CIC knew from the very beginning that Credential evaluation is a must ....one does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that.
If you and I can make this simple assessment, then why not CIC? ....what took them so long to implement it......passing regulations/laws at the Parliament?
They have known for more than a decade atleast, that DOCTORS DRIVE TAXI in Canada and that a passenger in a cab would be lucky to have a heart attack in a cab...because the taxi driver could be a DOCTOR and provide treatment on the street (with his Credentials that were not acknowledged and accepted by Canada)!!!!!!
The " initial rush of applicants" may not be apparent when the Cap opens (if at all) but can anyone deny that this "rush" would show up at some point of time? CIC got a month's time with the MI2 (for introducing IELTS)...so what was CREDIBLE or beneficial in that change...."nothing". Did any of the applicant gain anything....nothing.
Look at the BUFFALO applicants....... their timelines.......isn't it atrocious? Similar is the case with Pakistani applicants....I am truly worried about the long time being set aside for Pakistani applicants in the name of "Security assessment" ....they are clueless as to what is going on with their applications and now they are also at the brink of thinking in similar manner - If Canada would scrape them too?
The hope meted out to some lucky Pre 2008 applicant for PNP programs is in no way any SOLACE to the one who has not been chosen for the same. The dreams of the unlucky one has shattered.
I am just wondering if these applicants have to undergo the Credential evaluation?
The credential evaluation might have streamlined CIC but the applicants have now another thing to worry about for their applications to get the green signal or should I say the yellow signal?
Unfortunately, even after credential evaluation, applicants might have to go through the same fate as their previous counterparts. Credential evaluation is not the GUARANTEE for a job in the applicants' own Profession. If there had been a guarantee of "SURE JOB" then it would have been commendable....but the state of affairs of the applicants would remain the same....despite evaluation at the entry point of the application.....so IMO, this is another means to generate revenue.
I am merely pointing at the fact that whatever Canada decides regarding Credential evaluation, which is now, almost official and mandatory; Canada would continue to earn REVENUE at any cost irrespective of an applicants' success or failure at getting the PR.
What is unethical in my view is when Canada needed immigrants to fill their labor jobs (sorry to say that, but is true
), they invited tens and thousands of applicants and now when their need is over (or seems to be over; or they cannot MANAGE the inventory ) they just scrape applications with a click of fingers.......they made it look so easy and straight forward.....
I am sure CIC must have had their reasons and every major decision is in the betterment of the Country ( I hope so). Immigration Canada is re-vamping itself......that's absolutely fair and just, not only for the country but also for the applicant and is ofcourse Good news. I just hope they deal with the applications more humanely instead of treating them (as they just did with the Pre 2008 applicants) as just " MUTE SHEAF OF PAPER" ,which being invisible to CIC, has been twined with lots of hope and aspirations.
I again Pray for those unfortunate applicants....may they find the strength to stand up and FIGHT if REQUIRED.