We have been working on immigrating to Canada for quite a while now. We recently received our application back (again) from the Canadian Consulate in New York. This time, advising us that they were no longer handling these requests and all must now be sent to Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Until November, there were over 700 acceptable occupations allowed to apply for permanent residency as skilled workers(the step before citizenship)...Now there are only 38 occupations in the skilled worker class. It is as if they are slamming the border shut.
I blame Rick Mercer!