The proposed legislative amendments are intended to cut through the back log of Canadian immigration applications that has grown to 900,000. As the opposition Liberals appear prepared to support the budget to avoid a federal election, it is likely the budget will pass and the proposed changes to the Canadian immigration application process will become law. It remains to be seen, however, how the implementation of new rules for all Canadian immigration applications received on or after February 27, 2008 will be received by those who submitted applications, unaware of the pending changes only introduced into Parliament on March 14, 2008.

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