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By: Transam  09-12-2011
Keywords: Immigration, Skilled Worker

The Canadian Government has announced an important adjustment to the pass mark for skilled worker applicants. Effective immediately, the pass mark under the skilled worker category of immigration is reduced from 75 points to 67 points. In addition, all skilled worker applicants in the system who have not yet received a selection decision will be assessed against a pass mark of 67.

The Minister's move to adjust the pass mark is a response to Canada's need for skilled workers. Effective immediately, all new skilled worker applicants and those currently in the system who have not yet received a selection decision, will be assessed with a pass mark of 67.

"An important objective of IRPA was to create a system that is flexible," said the Minister. "Today's changes to IRPA reflect this flexibility and our ongoing commitment to listen to the views of all stakeholders. We are responding to current circumstances in a way that continues to encourage skilled immigration within the confines of existing resources and a balanced plan."

Keywords: Immigration, Skilled Worker