Standing Committee Recommendations

CIC News
Published: December 1, 2002

Recognizing the important role played by immigration in Canada's economy, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has made numerous recommendations intended to facilitate the immigration process, and allow Canada to more effectively compete for the skilled professionals that it requires.

In all, 53 recommendations have been made by the committee, addressing most relevant issues but focusing on the evaluation of applications at Canadian visa offices.

Three of the Committee's key recommendations are reflected in the recent Speech from the Throne. First, the government has committed itself to working with its partners to break down the barriers to the recognition of foreign credentials. Second, the government is determined to fast-track skilled workers entering Canada with jobs already waiting for them. Third, the government will position Canada as a destination of choice for talented foreign students and skilled workers, by more aggressively selecting and recruiting through universities and Canadian embassies abroad.

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