The Canadian Immigration Minister, John McCallum had recently announced that his country would welcome large number of immigrants this year. Under the government’s plan for this year, bringing over 3,05,000 latest permanent residents to Canada which is an increase of 7.4% compared to the previous year.
Admissions under the Family class would rise to around 17% but the admissions under the economic class would decline to 11% this year.
Meanwhile, IRCC has provided the details of the changes being made but its implementation time has not been mentioned. In its yearly report to the Parliament on the issue of immigration, the Canadian government has announced various details of the changes.
Take a look at few important changes that we all could expect this year:
- Offering extra points under the application system of the Express Entry for the applicants who have siblings in Canada.
- The utmost age for the dependent children would be raised from 22 to 19 years permitting additional Canadians and permanent residents to get their kids to Canada.
- Exclusion of two year condition for the sponsored spouses who enters Canada. Once a sponsored spouse gets the status of PR, there are conditions attached to the status. In case of marriage within two years of time, the sponsored spouse stays a permanent resident.
- Developing the system of regulated firms to employ caregivers on behalf of families to make it easy for the Canadian families to recruit overseas workers to take care of their dear ones. The change would also protect the caregivers from the abuse of the employer and would also remove the Labor Market Impact Assessment fee of $1000 for caregivers.
- Changes to the Experience Class Program of Canada to minimize the difficulty to foreign students.
- Restoration of the residing time credit offered to foreign students and the temporary residents for making it easy to become citizen of Canada.
- Implementation of the eTA for visa exempted citizens who travel to Canada by air.