Current Secret to Fast Permanent Residence Processing2007-09-27
The best thing you can do to speed-up your immigration processing currently is this: get a temporary work visa. A temporary work visa for Canada (and especially for those occupations under pressure in Alberta and British Columbia — see my previous post on this issue) will allow you to apply through Buffalo, New York.
My experience lately has been that applications from foreigners with Canadian work visas are being processed at extraordinary speed. One client of mine received permanent residence within 9 months of applying — that is nearly a record!
So if you qualify for permanent residence, you may have the skills needed to qualify for a temporary work visa — it is well worth your effort to do so, as these applications seem to be getting fast-tracked.