Update on Immigration Information!
New Immigration Minister appointed
Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has revealed his new cabinet - Sean Fraser is the country’s new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
He replaces Marco Mendicino, who now becomes Canada’s public safety minister.
What’s next for Canadian immigration?
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will continue to pursue its top priorities. In an October 21st meeting with associations representing Canadian immigration lawyers and consultants, IRCC said their three priorities now are achieving their 401,000 new permanent residents target for 2021, family reunification, and resettling Afghan refugees.
Meanwhile, IRCC and provinces and territories will also continue to invite immigration candidates through Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Quebec’s programs. Application processing will also continue.
The next major development will be Trudeau releasing new mandate letters for his ministers. The letters will guide the policy priorities of each federal department, including IRCC. In the 2021 election campaign, the Liberals made several immigration promises. For instance, they promised to end citizenship fees. They also want to reduce application processing times and make reforms to Express Entry such as offering more immigration pathways to temporary foreign workers and international students.
*Excerpt from CIC News