In an effort to make obtaining permanent residency easier for foreign employees and international students. A plan has been proposed by Immigration Minister Sean Fraser.
Fraser presented a plan at a normal hearing on September 20 to allow foreign workers and international students with extensive work experience to apply for permanent residence in industries with labor shortages. A website on the government was launched later that day to provide access to the records.
As part of its citizenship assistance plan, IRCC plans to use five pillars:
Pillar 1: Government officials said they would adhere to the immigration goals outlined in the Immigration Levels Plan. It is anticipated that Canada will welcome 431,645 immigrants this year. A revised immigration level plan for 2023-2025 must be submitted via Fraser by November 1.
Pillar 2: IRCC will overhaul Express Entry to allow candidates to be invited based on economic criteria. In a media release earlier this week, the IRCC stated that Express Entry draws will likely begin in 2023.
Pillar 3: The IRCC intends to adopt the NOC 2021 on November 16. The revised occupational classification system will add 16 new occupations to the list of those eligible for Express Entry. Doctors and other key professionals who are in high demand will also be reduced. Pilot programs for caregivers and agri-food workers will be strengthened, and newcomers will have better access to information. So that they can confirm they meet the requirements and link to immigration programs at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels.
Pillar 4: The IRCC also plans to expand French immigration outside of Quebec as well as develop a new Municipal Nominee Program. A Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is another route to permanent residency that the government is developing with territories, provinces, and businesses.
Pillar 5: Through technical advancements, IRCC is expanding its processing capacity, enhancing the client experience, and modernizing the immigration system. The goal is to speed up the application procedure so that immigrants can become citizens “as quickly as feasible.”
Randeep Sarai, a Liberal lawmaker from Surrey, British Columbia, proposed Motion 44, which Fraser is responding to. In the motion, Fraser was required to carry out the promise he made in his mandate letter to temporarily house residents. Six specific points were outlined in the motion:
- Enhance the weight given to in-Canada job experience in economic immigration programs.
- Identify other federal immigration programs and analyze their data.
- Consider labor shortages and the labor market when selecting immigrants.
- Incentives should be offered to attract French-speaking immigrants outside of Quebec and encourage immigrants to remain in smaller cities.
- Respond quickly to changing labor market conditions and local economic conditions.
- Health care, agriculture, trade, services, childcare, and transportation are some of the jobs and necessities to pay particular attention to.
Due to the amendments taking the form of a bill, it is within the rules to submit the new legislation at a house meeting. Even though the May 11 motion required it to be tabled in 120 days, which would have been September 8.