Ottawa introduced a new temporary public policy to issue open work permits to family-class applicants

Ottawa introduced a new temporary public policy to issue open work permits to family-class applicants

Ottawa introduced a new temporary public policy to issue open work permits to family-class applicants
On May 10, 2023, a new policy came into effect to make it easier for foreign nationals and their families who submitted a complete permanent resident application in Canada as a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner to get open work permits. The old pilot program, which ended on May 9, 2023, no longer applies. Any pending applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will be processed under this new policy. Applicants under the open work permit pilot program for permanent residence and in-Canada caregiver applicants and their families under the two caregiver pilots (C90 and C91) are no longer exempt. They must apply online following the new public policy.

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Family reunification measures will help Canada deal with the labour shortage issue
On May 26, 2023, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), announced new measures to strengthen family reunification and address the labour shortage issue. The measures include faster processing times, new tools, and an open work permit for spousal and family class applicants. Additionally, open work permit holders expiring between August 1 and the end of 2023 can extend their permits. These changes will allow families to be reunited sooner while waiting for permanent residence. Most of these applications will be processed within 30 days, and specific processing measures will be implemented for spouses and dependents. So far, the new tools have resulted in a 93% approval rate for applicants.

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Canada to accept Afghan refugees through a newly formed humanitarian partnership
On May 26, 2023, Canada announced a new partnership with the UAE to increase safe passage options for Afghans migrating to Canada. The partnership allows for the resettlement of up to 1,000 Afghan nationals currently in the UAE. On May 26, over 650 Afghan nationals arrived in Canada under this cooperation, destined for over 15 communities nationwide. In 2022, Canada welcomed three flights of Afghan citizens, bringing the total number of arrivals from the UAE to over 1,500 to date. As a result, Canada remains on track to resettle at least 40,000 vulnerable Afghans by the end of 2023, with nearly 32,000 individuals already welcomed to Canada.

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IRCC issued over 2,500 IEC invitations over the last week
Over the three weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of International Experience Canada (IEC). From May 26 to May 28, Canada invited 2,657 young foreigners to apply for an IEC open work permit. As of May 26, 19,366 candidates registered in the pool, awaiting the invitation. In this round, there were 3 ITAs for Andorra, 324 ITAs for Australia, 47 ITAs for Belgium, 46 ITAs for Costa Rica, 5 ITAs for Croatia, 24 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 13 ITAs for Denmark, 1 ITA for Estonia, 252 ITAs for France, 163 ITAs for Germany, 13 ITAs for Greece, 8 ITAs for Hong Kong, 122 ITAs for Ireland, 81 ITAs for Italy, 100 ITAs for Korea, 4 ITAs for Lithuania, 1 ITA for Luxembourg, 166 ITA for the Netherlands, 71 ITAs for New Zealand, 4 ITAs for Norway, 24 ITAs for Poland, 30 ITAs for Portugal, 16 ITAs for Slovakia, 9 ITAs for Slovenia, 135 ITAs for Spain, 37 ITAs for Sweden, 16 ITAs for Switzerland, 277 ITAs for Taiwan, and 665 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In 2023, Canada issued 86,622 ITAs under the IEC Program.

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