Canada, 18th August: New Canada Immigration reforms to protect caregivers have been proposed.
Yes, that’s true.
New Canada Immigration reforms to protect caregivers—New Canada immigration reforms to protect caregivers have been proposed. Canada immigration minister John McCallum proposed these reforms for protection of caregivers.
“New Canada immigration reforms for protecting caregivers have been proposed recently. “
Details of the proposed reforms for foreign caregivers–Among the proposed reforms for foreign caregivers include—
- Shortening the processing time for sponsored applicants
- Related reform measures to protect Filipino caregivers.
The immigration minister promised to reduce the processing time of the applications of sponsored spouses, partners and children. He said that currently, the processing time is too long. So, the usual time of two years will be reduced to help reunite families more easily. The new rules shall be announced in the fall.
As of now, there are nearly 700,000 Filipinos living in Canada. In 2015, Canada welcomed nearly 50,000 new Canada permanent residents from the Philippines.
Reduced Processing Times for Express Entry—Canada immigration minister John McCallum stated that processing times for Express Entry shall be reduced too. Express Entry covers skilled workers, international students and experienced professionals.
The processing times target will be six months, McCallum said. Economic immigrants coming under Express Entry get points for job offer, language skills, a good education and other factors.
Removal of labor market impact assessment—Among the improvements to be introduced soon include removing labor market impact assessment. Under current Canada immigration rules, economic immigrants need to show that no Canadian was ready to do the job offered to them. So, removal of this rule will make it simpler for them to come to Canada.
More points to foreign students—Yet another worthy proposed improvement will be to offer more points to foreign students. That’s because foreign students are more valuable for Canada economy. And they shall make really good Canadians in the future period. This was revealed by McCallum.
In addition, some other restrictions shall be lifted for such applicants. All these simplified rules shall enable increased number of foreign students to Canada under Express Entry(as compared to other Canada immigration streams).