14 Sep Ottawa introduced a new refugee claim portal
Ottawa introduced a new refugee claim portal
On September 13, 2022, the Government of Canada introduced a new online asylum application portal. The new portal will replace the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal and become the main way for asylum seekers to make a refugee claim in Canada. This secure platform allows officers to communicate directly with clients or their legal representatives and gives claimants the ability to track the status of their applications. Applicants who began a claim in the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal before September 12, 2022, but have not submitted it yet will be able to submit their applications until December 31, 2022. Those who require accommodations can still make a paper claim, as each request for accommodation will be reviewed individually.
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IRCC is working on a new pathway for undocumented migrants
The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Sean Fraser, is working on a new permanent residency pathway for undocumented persons in Canada. In December 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave the Immigration Minister a charge letter instructing him to develop pilot programs to look for more solutions for regularizing the status of undocumented workers who contribute to Canadian society. The details of the program, such as the skills and educational levels of employees or the number of applications to be permitted, are not revealed.
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New Brunswick will prioritize immigration applications with 12 NOC codes
New Brunswick has stated that the provincial government will prioritize immigration applications from certain occupations in the health and tech industries and francophone graduates of New Brunswick to help alleviate the immigration backlog. The province will specifically focus on 12 National Occupational Classification (NOC) codes.
The prioritized NOC codes will be:
NOC 2147 – Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers)
NOC 2172 – Database analysts and data administrators
NOC 2173 – Software engineers and designers
NOC 2174 – Computer programmers and interactive media developers
NOC 2175 – Web designers and developers
NOC 2281 – Computer network technicians
NOC 2282 – User support technicians
NOC 2283 – Information systems testing technicians Health-Related Occupations
NOC 3012 – Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses
NOC 3233 – Licensed practical nurses
NOC 3413 – Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
NOC 4412 – Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations
The provincial government also clarified that applications that do not fall under the above categories would be processed at a later date, and processing delays could be anticipated.
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Canada to introduce a new TR2PR program
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), stated in an interview that the Government is in the process of creating a new pathway for Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident Pathway (TR2PR). Furthermore, he mentioned that he was working under a 120-day timeline set by motion 44, approved in the House of Commons in May 2022. On May 11, 2022, the House of Commons approved motion 44, which intends to give permanent residency status to temporary foreign workers and international students who have Canadian work experience in areas with severe labour shortages.