On July 16, 2021, Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the launch of a refugee stream dedicated to human rights defenders at risk who are fleeing persecution in their home country. Canada is going to be one of the first countries to offer a permanent pathway for human rights defenders and will resettle up to 250 human rights defenders and their family members every year, through the Government-Assisted Refugees Program. The Government of Canada will work with Canadian and international partners to identify human rights defenders who face security risks.
- Jean Boulet became the new Quebec Immigration Minister
- The number of foreign tourists in Canada has increased 14 times
- Top 10 in-demand job vacancies in Quebec
- The Canadian Immigration Lawyers Association warned that the new immigration college will not be successful too
- Ontario has recorded the largest population outflow since the 1980s
- Alberta invited new candidates and updated the AINP inventory