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Ray of hope - FSW - 1

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Psyoptica

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Did they give a heads up prior to cancelling the 2008 applications back in 2012?

Whenever I read the speculation about IRCC cancelling in progress applications, my heart starts to sink
 
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zagcollins

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folks are reminded of ARRIMA cancellations that happened a couple of years ago. The reforms they meant may have a hidden agenda that would be cancelling FSW-O applications, or maybe FSW-O with targeted NOC draws. :rolleyes:
doubt they'll cancel FSW applications. Targeted NOC draws? possible. Could be a mix of targeted NOC draws and general draws as well. Let's assume 45k ITAs in general draws and 45k ITAs in targeted draws for FSW (the numbers are just random).
 

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doubt they'll cancel FSW applications. Targeted NOC draws? possible. Could be a mix of targeted NOC draws and general draws as well. Let's assume 45k ITAs in general draws and 45k ITAs in targeted draws for FSW (the numbers are just random).
I also doubt they will cancel in progress application. Yes, it's been done before (as I posted earlier). But I don't think that's what IRCC has in mind this time. Of course just my opinion.
 

Windsor37

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folks are reminded of ARRIMA cancellations that happened a couple of years ago. The reforms they meant may have a hidden agenda that would be cancelling FSW-O applications, or maybe FSW-O with targeted NOC draws. :rolleyes:
Cancellation of ongoing applications would be a disaster, remember these FSW-O people paid application fees, and I don't think IRCC plans to refund all of those fees. Given that there had been a large number of FSW draws at the end of 2020 and some services has already been rendered for some applicants i.e. biometrics, forced cancellation looks improbable.

The latter situation with target NOC draws however seems plausible.
 

nns14

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I meant this: https://www.cicnews.com/2019/06/quebec-passes-legislation-cancelling-thousands-of-pending-skilled-worker-applications-0612413.html#gs.z0mzvo

As far as I know, Quebec had its own immigration system, and in a matter of a few days they announced they'd cancel ongoing PR applications submitted after certain date in favour of a new system "that would better align immigrants with Quebec's labour market needs" which to me sound awfully similar to the wording of budget 2021 for EE.
Please post with extreme caution when addressing the Quebec point. Your post is overlooking or incorrectly stated the status of the cancelled applications. Quebec process was first come first served and I believe completely paper based. So, just like the Federal did about a decade or so ago, they cancelled unprocessed applications meaning the applications that were submitted but were completely untouched. They only cancelled those and kept the in progress applications (even if one task was ongoing or completed and no decision yet made). As per their law, like @legalfalcon mentioned several times about this topic, Federal and province (Quebec) cannot cancel in progress applications.

So, all the outland applicants currently in progress cannot be just cancelled and decision must be made by either approving, cancelling (incomplete applications), refusing with a proper reason as per IRPA guideline.

I hope I explained it properly.
 
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dankboi

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You know, the articles keep talking about how important immigration is to Canada's economy. I personally even think that these are all indicators of good news. Yes, streams may change, FSW as we know it may get retired, but in the long run I think there will be more opportunities to immigrate to Canada. Why worry when the govt keeps talking about the importance of immigration?
"FSW as we know it may get retired" if this happens then how will Outland applicants migrate ? :rolleyes:
 

shank15

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You think anyone can get a student visa when thy are above 30+ , or even a work permit (LMIA)? Spousal is the only possibility for them and that too is time consuming
They've always wanted under 30 people. That's why age points come down every year after 30. Sorry, but that's how it is.
 

dankboi

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You think anyone can get a student visa when thy are above 30+ , or even a work permit (LMIA)? Spousal is the only possibility for them and that too is time consuming
we know about the age factor that is the reason why folks gets worried when any news about FSW being streamlined comes to surface, cause that's the only option left to them,
 

Parve

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Hi all. I have a quick question.

I have already received the ITA and turned in my application. I am planning to learn French to maximize my chances in the Canadian job market. Is there any specific certification or test result (TEF/TCF) that employers potentially look for while hiring bilingual candidates? If yes, please let me know. Thank you in advance.
 

dankboi

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Hi all. I have a quick question.

I have already received the ITA and turned in my application. I am planning to learn French to maximize my chances in the Canadian job market. Is there any specific certification or test result (TEF/TCF) that employers potentially look for while hiring bilingual candidates? If yes, please let me know. Thank you in advance.
I think TEF/TCF is a minimum requirement that you can have. No idea if there is any specific certifications other than TEF/TCF.
 

Parve

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I think TEF/TCF is a minimum requirement that you can have. No idea if there is any specific certifications other than TEF/TCF.
Thank you for your response. It turns out that there is also DELF or DALF which are diplomas apart from other options. TEF and TCF are tests. I just want to make sure that I am preparing for the right test.
 
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