Immigration lawyers reeling
Lloyd Ament's comments were featured in an article written by Kendyl Sebesta.
The article describes the implications of various changes that are radically revamping Canada’s immigration system within a short period of time.
Lloyd Ament, a partner at Basman Smith LLP in Toronto, foresees some problems with the changes. "In terms of the changes to the federal skilled-worker program in the permanent resident category, of the 29 categories workers can now apply under, there is only room for 500 applicants," he says.
"The popular categories are being filled up in a month in most cases and it doesn’t really do much for the other 80 per cent."