On December 16, 2021, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued mandate letters to the ministers. The new mandate latter to Immigration Minister is outlining the government’s new immigration system priorities. The main priorities in the mandate were reducing application processing times, creating more permanent residence (PR) pathways through Express Entry, introducing online applications for family reunification and a program to provide temporary residence to family members living abroad, creating a new Municipal Nominee Program (MNP), waiving Canadian citizenship application fees, establishing a Trusted Employer system, building a program to regularize undocumented workers, promoting the national Francophone immigration strategy, and bringing more Afghan refugees.
- IRCC introduced new instructions for foreign workers with expiring PGWPs
- Canada’s tourism industry has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels
- British Columbia’s immigrant businessmen invested more than $21 million in the last year
- Nova Scotia relies on immigration to solve the healthcare labour shortage
- Canadian oil and gas companies increase monthly wages to attract more workers
- Canada welcomes record numbers of immigrants from Hong Kong