Proposed changes in Canada Federal Skilled Worker
Program (FSW) for 2013 announced
Canada immigration announced that there will
be changes in the Canadian Federal Worker Program starting early 2013.
These changes were made with the purpose of increasing the chances of
getting better skilled workers. To quote Jason Kensy, Canada's Citizenship,
Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister "The Federal Skilled Worker
Program is Canada's largest economic immigration programme, the changes
we are making to update the selection criteria are based on a large body
of data and evidence we've accumulated over the years showing what skills
and qualifications are most likely to lead to success for skilled immigrants."
The proposed changes are as follows:
1. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
proposes to increase the importance of the official language, hence
assigning more points to it.
2. Giving more importance to younger immigrants.
3. More value to Canadian work experience
as compared to foreign work experience.
4. Points awarded for spousal language ability
and Canadian experience.
5. Simplifying the arranged employment process.
6. Giving importance to adaptability.
7. Change in education points and assessment
of foreign educational credential.