Canada’s immigration minister restated his goal to make work permits easier to get, which he discussed at a meeting with the Standing Secretary of Immigration.IRCC will be reducing processing times of immigration applications by the use of machine learning and data analysis.The IRCC website estimates that the processing time for most countries is below the target completion time. Nonetheless, the number of permits issued by IRCC has been higher in recent years. In 2019, there were about 405,000 permits issued to temporary foreign workers and international students.
Under the TFWP, Canadian employers can hire foreign nationals to fill labour shortages in Canada. This enables the IMP to promote Canada’s broad economic, social, and cultural interests.
Inappropriately processed work permits can signal potential safety risks, potentially leading to negligence charges.
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) delays because of the pandemic in 2020 led to work permit applications piling up. As of February 1st, they had more than 85,000 of them in inventory.
IRCC Assistant Deputy Minister Daniel Mills was also at the committee meeting. He said that $85 million will be used to create new tools, such as an electronic application system, a tool to track your application online, and the return of processing for spousal sponsorship applications to one year.
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In November, Canada had almost 900,000 job openings. Immigration has long been touted as a strategy to support labour market growth in Canada.The Global Talent Stream offers an expedited processing standard of 10 days. It includes sectors such as technology where there is a consistent need for foreign talent.
In order to employ someone, a LMIA is needed to prove they cannot find the same skills elsewhere. In Canada, those who hire to workers with the GTS or Quebec facilitated occupations list are able to receive a fast-tracked LMIA for faster processing.
In 2021, about one-quarter of work permits granted required an LMIA.
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Under maintained status, workers are allowed to stay in Canada until IRCC makes a decision on the extension. They can work with the same conditions as their work permit, but they have to remain in Canada at all times, even as they wait for an answer. This policy could also be applied to people with study permits and visitors who want to extend their temporary status.
If someone applies for permanent residence, they may be able to get a bridging open work permit. They can stay in Canada until their application is processed.