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Kenney wants to fast-track some skilled worker applicants

posted Jul 8, 2012, 1:38 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Jul 8, 2012, 1:39 PM ]
Aim is to make Canada more competitive with other 'similarly-placed' countries
By Meagan Fitzpatrick, CBC News Posted: Apr 17, 2012 4:51 PM ET Last Updated: Apr 17, 2012 5:46 PM ET

One of the proposed changes announced Tuesday would allow Kenney to use his ministerial authority to place a priority on a specific field such as medicine, so existing applications from doctors would be processed first regardless of where they fall in the pool of applicants.

The priority occupations would be set out in ministerial instructions, which are typically issued for limited periods of time.

Kenney is also proposing changes to the rules that would allow new regulations to apply retroactively to people whose applications have already been submitted.