The immigration mister of Canada appeared today standing in the parliament of Canada to participate in the Citizenship and immigration committee to study the backlogs on IRCC applications and processing time.
The parliamentary committee consists of an elected government of federal officials. His mandate is to oversee the policy of federal law related to immigration and multiculturalism, and also oversee the Department of migration and the Refugee Board. Research is conducted by them to make recommendations to cover the information policy. The Immigration Minister of Canada was invited on the behalf of IRCC to participate in the study of the application backlog.
On April 29, the IRCC list of awaiting applicants for immigration citizenship and temporary residency is more than 2.1 million. Due to CUAET, the list of temporary residents has doubled from April 2021.
Processing standards time
The immigration minister said that IRCC aims to bring processing time to standard for most business lines at the end of the calendar year. He also said that all processing standards will be normalized by 2023.
The processing of standards refers to the target which is set by the IRCC for the application process. The actual processing time is not reflected by the standards.
IRCC tries to improve its wait times for applicants and also include more workers in its 11,000 workforce. It also makes some changes in the immigration system. Fraser said that the budget of $827 million digitized the present system of immigration in Canada. In the first quarter of 2022 changes in policy have helped IRCC to make 156,000 applications for permanent residency.
To accelerate the processing for certain lines of business-like renewal of PR cards IRCC has $85 million. Renewal of PR cards was being processed in approx. 120 December days said by the Daniel Mills Assistant minister of Deputy Operation.
Improvement in Express Entry
In the meeting of the Canadian parliament, it is hinted by the immigration minister that some changes were coming to the Express Entry system.
“I am very enthusiastic about new improvements in the system of Express Entry, this improvement will help us to fill the gap in the key sector as quickly as attainable in the present system” mentioned the immigration minister. Due to the paucity of time, the minister did not say further about it.
Certainly, one of the mandates of a minister is to expand the pathway of permanent residents for national students and temporary foreign staff via express entry. The minister had previously suggested that express entry draws which are business-specific could be a possibility for the foreseeable future.