The Toronto Star newspaper, one of Canada’s leading media outlets, has reported over recent days that errors continue to infiltrate Canadian immigration processing. The errors have led to unnecessary delays — or even rejections — on applications to immigrate to Canada, as well other applications to work or study in the country.
CICnews covered a similar story earlier in 2015.
The Vegreville immigration processing centre in Alberta, which deals with permanent residence applications, was among the immigration operations that came under the microscope of the government’s quality management reviews. A total of 996 files processed between November 1 and December 6, 2013 were examined, and human error issues were found in 617 request letters sent to applicants, according to the department review. This represents a 62 percent error rate on the files that were reviewed.
Staff failed, for example:
The Toronto Star reported that the following incidents occurred over the course of recent months:
“People want, and deserve, transparency and fairness in the processing of their Canadian immigration applications. But in many cases, that’s not what is being delivered. Over the past decade or so, CIC processing has become increasingly rigid and inflexible. It really is heartbreaking at times,” says Attorney David Cohen.
“While it’s not right that lengthy delays or refusals are often the result of simple errors on the part of applicants, the surest way to avoid those delays or refusals is to avoid making errors on applications in the first place. Immigration to Canada may seem straightforward on the surface at times, but a successful application requires expertise and know-how. In spite of these stories, Canada remains an incredible place to build a career and grow a family.”
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