In a recent Canada immigration update, a Private Member's Motion M-44 was introduced by Randeep Sarai, a Liberal Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, which was approved by the House of Commons on May 11, 2022. The Motion requests that the Government publicly disclose a proposal to broaden economic immigration paths in order to enable more seamless transitions from temporary resident status to permanent resident status for workers of all skill levels.
The government wants to open up more routes to permanent residency since temporary foreign workers and international students are crucial to Canada's economy. Foreign workers bring a wide range of skill sets and educational backgrounds, assist corporate growth, creativity, and productivity, all of which contribute to the economic recovery and growth of our nation. They also help solve the immediate workforce needs of various companies. A significant source of talent, international students increase productivity, expand the labour force, and mitigate the effects of Canada's ageing population.
In order to increase chances for temporary residents to become permanent residents, improve Canada's capacity to meet a variety of labour needs and address long-term labour shortages, and support local and regional needs, this policy lays out a number of approaches. To guarantee that the Canadian economy has the wide range of talents required across all diverse sectors, including health, hospitality, transportation, trades and resources, IT, and engineering, our goal is to deepen the relationship between the labour market and Canada immigration programs Simply put, by extending or modifying the current pathways for foreign nationals who are working in Canada and seeking to stay, including international student grads, this aids in the transition from temporary to permanent residence.
Applying the appropriate immigration tools will be necessary to strike a balance between meeting the short-term needs of Canadian employers and the medium- to long-term objectives of the economy, while also keeping in mind the protection of vulnerable workers and the provision of opportunities for domestic workers. To accomplish its goals through this plan, the government will rely on five pillars:
In order to give Canada a greater, permanent labour supply, this makes advantage of the higher immigration level targets stated in the Immigration Levels Plan for the years 2022–2024. In order to solve labour market shortages and support our post-pandemic economic growth, this proposal raises the chances for more temporary employees to convert to permanent residence.
Through recent amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, this seeks to improve the Express Entry system, notably by enhancing flexibility in immigration selection tools under Express Entry. The Minister will be able to respond to labour market demands, regional economic goals, and a rise in the number of Francophone immigrants by choosing more applicants who meet certain criteria, such as having lived in Canada.
To support the transition of vital workers in high-demand occupations from temporary to permanent residence, enhancements must be made to permanent economic immigration schemes. This comprises of the following:
This attempts to assist localities in luring and keeping new residents, notably those who are coming from Francophone immigration. The government also continues to collaborate with provinces, territories, and businesses to develop new routes for permanent residence, such as the Provincial Nominee Program, which gives these entities the freedom to modify and develop their immigration channels in accordance with local labour market demands.
Through technology advancements, the government is boosting processing capacity, enhancing the client experience, and modernizing the immigration system. These programs aim to make sure that newcomers are accepted as permanent residents of Canada as soon as feasible.
These pillars will supplement the provincial and territorial instruments already in place that enable them to autonomously choose candidates across all skill levels to fulfil their unique regional needs.
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