On May 6, 2021, the IRCC launched New Pathway to Permanent Residency for over 90,000 applicants, allowing international graduates and essential workers to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Recently, the Minister of Immigration of Canada hinted that the quota might be increased. The Globe and Mail quoted the Canadian Minister of Immigration Marco Mendicino: “I am willing to discuss whether to reconsider the current immigration quota.” However, the Canadian Minister of Immigration still remains cautious, saying that the IRCC must first carefully evaluate the initial effectiveness of the plan, including the quality of applications received and the speed of reaching the 90,000 immigration target.
He said: “By then, I will definitely have a deeper understanding of whether it is necessary to re-examine the feasibility of increasing the quota”
This new Canadian immigration policy is planned to be implemented on May 6, 2021. So far, it has received active responses from many prospective Canadian permanent residents.
There are six different categories under the program. The 40,000 quota was filled in just 24 hours for the English-speaking international graduate category So far, the other two categories of key staff and medical staff have received nearly 10,000 applications, meeting the total application limit of 50,000.
This new pathway of permanent residence is part of the many measures taken by the Canadian government to achieve the highest level of immigration in its history, thereby supporting Canada’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
(Picture subtitle) The Minister of Immigration of Canada indicated that IRCC may increase the quota for the new public policy, allowing graduated international students and key staff to apply for permanent residency, opening the door to Canadian permanent residency applicants with valid temporary resident status.
The outbreak of the epidemic has affected the processing time of Canadian permanent residence applications, forcing the Canadian government to adopt new strategies to solve these problems.
In recent months, in addition to opening up new channels for permanent residence and issuing a record number of invitations to immigration candidates through Express Entry, Canada is now working hard to significantly expedite case processing.
According to the recently submitted federal budget, nearly 430 million Canadian dollars will be provided to create a new online platform to replace the Global Case Management System (GCMS) for processing citizenship and immigration applications, so as to achieve more efficient and timely processing .
Canada’s goal is to accept at least 401,000 immigrants each year, and the latest statistics show that Canada is expected to achieve its goal.
Recent statistics show that Canada has accepted more than 70,000 new immigrants in the first quarter of this year, which is much higher than the number of 30,000 to 40,000 new immigrants per quarter since the epidemic.
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