On September 1, 2022, the Government of Canada announced that Canada will continue to support vulnerable people in having access to safety. Canada’s commitment to succeed in the Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework (MIRPS) will help it maintain its position as a leader in asylum system development for Central America and Mexico. Canada will continue to aid in capacity building of the asylum system, among other protective measures. In support of MIRPS, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), highlighted Canada’s support for the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and announced 3 capacity-building projects over the next 2 years.
- BC invited up to 374 skilled regional candidates
- Ontario invited more than 1,500 skilled trades candidates
- Canada received a record number of applications under the Parents and Grandparents Program
- IRCC accepted 120 new Afghan refugees through the special immigration program
- Canada approved nearly 230,000 applications under the CUAET
- Ontario proposed regulatory amendments for the OINP