kay FES ka din pla mjay. sana this month na ok na tayo... mabait daw kaya siya.. HAPPY new YEAR!!
hopefully mabait sya.. i read in other thread( merong sumulat doon sa CIC mismo & asked why MI2 & MI3 are faster than ours, and may sagot ang CIC its mainly becoz nasa labor market ang occupations nila.. they are in need of those people... i copied pasted this one from the other thread
The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Dear Honorable Minister,
I am writing this mail on my and on behalf of numerous applicants who have applied for immigration under your Ministerial Instruction 1 (MI-1)
My e-cas status for permanent resident under FSW1 is showing received by new Delhi visa office pending review. My application was received by CIO on 3 may, 2010 and I submitted my full application and supporting documents on 9 November, 2010 to new Delhi visa office. I got acknowledgment letter of receipt of my complete application package from New Delhi visa office dated 18 January, 2011 along with receipt of payment for landing fees too. New Delhi visa office instructs me to contact them directly if I didn't hear from them in 3 months after submission of my full application package and the processing time of 8 months to finalize my application.
It is surprising to observe that those who applied postjune2010 under ministerial instruction 2 got their medical and passport request by New Delhi visa office earlier than me though they have applied after me.
CANADA IS KNOWN FOR ITS FAIR PRACTICES, I AM NO WHERE ASKING FOR MY APPLICATION TO BE PROCESSED FASTER THAN OTHERS, All I seek is for the immigration authorities to stick as close to the timelines as was promised by them based on which good faith thousands of people like me have reposed there trust on the Canada Immigration department and have applied investing considerable time, efforts and money on the application process.
I understand that thousands of applications have yet to get decisions for permanent resident programme under FSW, but I do not understand as to why is the CIO than accepting new applications if there are already a lot of applications pending review.
Kindly look into the same as this might be just a file for the immigration department but each file is actually a LIFE for someone.
I hope to get a just and fast response/resolution from your department not only for me but all of us applicants.
Thanks & Regards,
New Delhi Visa Office
THIS WAS THE REPLY
Dear Mr. XXXX
I am replying to your e-mail of June 6, 2011, addressed to the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, concerning your application for permanent residence under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program.
All candidates who have submitted their applications look forward to being granted permanent resident status within a reasonable waiting period after applying. I assure you that we make every effort to deal with the applications we receive in the most efficient and effective way. However, Canada's attractiveness to immigrants means that each year, we receive applications from more people than we are able to process.
With a growing backlog, particularly in the FSW category, individuals with the skills and experience that Canadian employers want, wait years to be admitted. We must have an immigration system that effectively balances Canada's own needs with its popularity as a destination. That is why the Government of Canada proposed changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). On June 18, 2008, these changes became law.
Until these amendments to IRPA, applications in the largest backlog—federal skilled workers—used to be processed in the order they were received, regardless of whether the applicants' skills or professions would enable them to find a job in Canada.
As you may be aware, on November 28, 2008, Minister Kenney announced an Action Plan for Faster Immigration. It included issuing instructions to visa officers reviewing new applications under the FSW Program. The first set of Ministerial Instructions (MI-1) applied to applications received on or after February 27, 2008, up to June 25, 2010. On June 26, 2010, Minister Kenney announced changes to the FSW Program and a new set of instructions (MI-2).
Under MI-1, CIC used this new authority under immigration law to control the type of applications received, but not the number. The number of applications received exceeded the ability to process them in a timely way. CIC introduced caps on June 26, 2010 on the FSW program as part of MI-2. We have limited the intake of new FSW applications to better match the number that we can actually process within the annual levels plan tabled in Parliament. FSW applications under MI-2 are processed on a priority basis.
CIC has received enough FSW applications since February 27, 2008, to reach immigration levels for the next two years. Unfortunately, it will take longer to process those submitted under the first set of instructions (between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010) than originally projected. This number represents more than twice the number of projected admissions under the program in 2011.
The Department's goal is to make the immigration system more responsive to labour market needs. By giving priority to FSW applications received on or after June 26, 2010, CIC is responding to the most urgent labour market needs first. The length of time it takes to finalize an application under this program varies from one visa office to another since visa offices face different challenges. CIC continues to work towards global service standards and the use of departmental standard forms to minimize such regional variations as much as possible.
I want to assure you that the Department closely monitors backlog and processing times, and continues to explore new ways to improve service while maintaining the integrity of Canada's immigration program.
Thank you for taking the time to write. I trust that this information is helpful.
Ministerial Enquiries Division