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Canada immigration rule for skilled workers eased

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI SEPT. 22. With the Canadian Immigration Ministry reducing its regulation of 75 points of pass mark for skilled workers to 67 points, the travel trade here feels that the step coming into immediate effect would help improve prospects for immigrants from Chennai and Tamil Nadu.

According to travel trade sources, today's announcement would have a substantial positive effect on people who want to migrate to Canada as skilled workers.

The skilled worker category, more frequently referred to as the point system, allows a prospective immigrant to migrate to Canada based on educational and vocational experience among other things. Since the inception of the new Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in June last year, the pass mark for prospective immigrants under the skilled category was 75 points.

This pass mark was ``prohibitively high'' and Canada was losing many qualified immigrants to other countries, which have a similar system with less prohibitive criteria like Australia, the sources said.

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