IRCC released Anti-Racism Strategy 2.0 report

IRCC released Anti-Racism Strategy 2.0 report

IRCC released Anti-Racism Strategy 2.0 report
On July 18, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released Anti-Racism Strategy 2.0 for 2021-2024. The report presents a more integrated view of the anti-racism initiatives that have recently been completed and are presently underway. This version of our Strategy provides a more solid structure when compared to the Government of Canada’s and IRCC’s Anti-Racism efforts over the previous several years. The Strategy’s goal is to create a model for system change that includes practical, take-action steps as well as a monitoring framework, which will lead to greater momentum for the Department’s Anti-Racism efforts and a long-term culture shift.

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Conservatives call on the government to remove bureaucratic obstacles for Afghan refugees
Conservatives are urging the Trudeau government to remove bureaucratic obstacles for Afghans wanting to flee the Taliban. The Conservative MP for Jasraj Singh Hallan claims that Canada has neglected its moral duty to assist those who assisted Canada in its military mission in Afghanistan and are now being persecuted by the Taliban. Trudeau’s administration had proposed a plan to settle 40,000 Afghans and implement various measures through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). According to government statistics, around 15,000 Afghan nationals have applied through this program to come to Canada. IRCC, however, could only process and approve 10,725 applications and bring about 7,000 Afghans to Canada.

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Immigrants in the Waterloo region are more educated
The Waterloo Region conducts a study of immigrants, refugees, international students, temporary workers, and their families every two years to obtain knowledge about their transition into Canada. According to the Waterloo Region Immigrant Survey Summary Report, most new residents in the region are more highly educated than the average person in Waterloo. Only 51% of respondents, on the other hand, said they worked in an industry that required similar skills or experience. Despite some respondents reporting challenges finding employment and affordable housing, the overwhelming majority reported being quite satisfied with their lives in the Region.

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ESDC updated processing times for LMIA applications
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has updated the processing times for the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) applications under various streams. Based on statistics from all processing centres, the current average LMIA processing times decreased for almost all streams except the low-wage stream:

Global Talent Stream – 10 business days
Agricultural stream – 13 business days (15 days less)
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program – 5 business days (9 days less)
Permanent residence stream – 18 business days (31 days less)
In-home caregivers – 38 business days (15 days more)
High-wage stream – 40 business days (23 days less)
Low-wage stream – 58 business days (1 day less)

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