On July 12, 2021, Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Liane Roy, President of the Federation des communautes francophones et acadienne, called French-speaking temporary residents in Canada to take advantage of the recently launched temporary pathway to permanent residence (PR). IRCC will accept applications from French-speaking or bilingual candidates who intend to live outside of Quebec, under three streams. To support Canada’s objectives for Francophone immigration, these streams for French-speaking or bilingual candidates have no limit to the number of applications that can be received. These public policies came into effect on May 6, 2021, and will continue until November 5, 2021.
- International students still struggle to get permanent residency
- Workers of the Canadian Border Service Agency voted in favour of strike action
- Canada will invite a record number of immigrants this year
- Ministers discussed the importance of long-term planning in the immigration system
- British Columbia held a new draw in the BCPNP Tech
- Manitoba conducted MPNP draw #122