Working in the international business arena I often find clients confused about these two strategies when it comes to write a business plan. Is it the same thing to develop a market entry strategy than a marketing strategy? What comes first? Besides creating a heated debating environment, to differentiate them is actually a very important part for any business pursuing international expansion.
The Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has recently announced the possible changes that will take place later in 2012 for Federal Skilled Workers applying to come to Canada. Usually these changes are officially published by the end of June each year. With the information that the Minister has provided on April 4th, 2012 and April 10th, 2012 we can predict some of these changes and be prepared for the following:
As written in our last article Federal Skilled Workers “The Backlog”, Jason Kenney, the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism has recently announced that around 280,000 Federal Skilled Worker applications will be returned to the applicants from different Visa Offices all over the world. Most of these applicants have been waiting for years to have their files processed and now after a long wait they will get the application fees back and their documents along with an invitation to apply again under the new Ministerial Instructions.
On March 30th, 2012 the Government of Canada has announced that in order to reduce the backlog of applications under the Federal Skilled Worker category, around 280,000 applications will be returned and the processing fees paid by these applicants will be returned. The Government is focusing on meeting the current economic needs of the country and from the Government’s point of view applications that were filed before 2008 are too old to meet the new demands.
The regulations to immigrate to Canada keep changing without notice every year for skilled workers who wish to obtain permanent residence visa based on their education, age, language proficiency and background. This is the so-called “points system”.
On March 2nd, 2012 the Government of Canada approved a new measure in order to avoid marriage fraud. According to the statistics, a lot of people use this category to gain an easy entrance into Canada.