Today I have read very interesting news from my favourite blog mmw. So, I have sad news for some of the prospective immigrants who applied prior to February 27, 2008. On March 29, 2012 the Government of Canada announced a plan to reduce the backlog of Federal Skilled Worker applications by returning all applications and government fees submitted prior to February 27, 2008. This will amount to a total of almost 300,000 returned applications, as well as approximately $130 million in refunded government processing fees.
Approximately 160,000 FSW applications, submitted after 28 February 2008, will remain in queue for processing.
The original of the news can be found here.