The Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration illustrates how the pandemic has affected Canadian immigration. It highlights the challenges of technology access, processing delays, communication, and legal exclusions to applicants in family reunification and international student streams. The report also examines economic immigration, as well as the Government of Canada’s efforts to address growing risks for Hong Kong pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong and Canada. The committee is comprised of Canadian members of parliament, who manage and monitor federal policy relating to immigration and multiculturalism, as well as oversee the immigration department and refugee board.
- Quebec invited 69 candidates in the fourth round of Arrima in 2021
- Fully vaccinated international students can be exempted from mandatory quarantine
- Ontario issued 583 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada invited 1,002 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #193
- British Columbia held a new draw
- Canada’s new Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Metis rights