On Monday, June 16, 2008, the proposed immigration changes received the third and final reading in the House of Commons. Despite objections to the contents of the proposed legislation, the opposition did not vote against the Conservative government’s bill in order to avoid triggering an unwanted election. Consequently, the proposed changes appear destined to become law in the foreseeable future. The Minister will then be able to dictate which professions in the skilled worker category in the Canadian Immigration process can receive faster processing regardless of when the applications were received. Once the Minister has announced which professions will be processed faster, we will have a clearer picture of the impact the new legislation will have on processing applications for Canadian Immigration as a whole.

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