All applications for immigration for Canada filed before 2008 will be accepted. In a landmark decision a federal court in Canada has passed a ruling in the favour of such applicants directing the Ottawa immigration authorities to process all such applications
About 900 applicants, many of them from this region, under the federal skilled workers’ program, who had been severely hit by the decision to return the applications filed prior to February 2008, had filed a case against Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for violating the pledge to assess and finalize decisions in a timely manner.
“The ruling is a positive sign for these 900 applicants who can now hope of realizing their dreams of settling in Canada once again. Many WWICS clients were also part of these 900 applicants who sought to fight for their dreams and WWICS has actively helped and supported these people. I am happy for these people and their families as their applications will now be processed in a timely manner,” said Col B S Sandhu (Retd), Chairman cum Managing Director, Worldwide Immigration Consultancy Services (WWICS).
The ruling comes as a welcome move for over 3,00,000 families worldwide as they suffered a major professional, financial and emotional setback due to the lengthy backlog of their applications from five to nine years.
The proposed decision of the Government to return all the applications filed prior to end of February 2008 had come as a shock to all the immigration aspirants, who applied before 2008 and were waiting for their cases to be processed.
The aspirants who had filed their cases had been in the doldrums for five to eight years and have put at stake major decisions of their professional careers, future prospects of their children and even their financial planning.
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