Immigration Update

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Canada introduced the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal

On January 25, 2022, the Government of Canada published an update introducing the Canadian Refugee Protection Portal (CRPP), which was launched on October 6, 2021.

Effective immediately, individuals who are currently in Canada can make a refugee claim using the portal.

Applicants or their legal representatives will have to create an online account, complete a questionnaire and submit supporting documents online to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Applications of those who require accommodation or have a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

#IRCC, #CRPP, #refugees, #CanadianRefugeeProtectionPortal

https://www.cba.org/Our-Work/cbainfluence/Public-Policy-and-Advocacy/2021/November/Refugee-portal-needs-to-go?lang=en-ca#:~:text=But%20it%20has%20concerns%20with%20Immigration%2C%20Refugee%20and,primary%20means%20for%20submitting%20a%20refugee%20protection%20claim.

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2021-canadian-refugee-protection-portal.html

https://bcrefugeehub.ca/launch-of-the-canadian-refugee-protection-portal/

The pause on the invitation rounds in the Federal Skilled Workers Program is extended

According to the internal memorandum of IRCC obtained through the Access to Information request, Canada extended the pause on invitation rounds in the Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) programs extended from November 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

The FSW and FST draws are on pause since December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the memo admits that the current inventory includes enough candidates to meet the quota allocation for 2022.

Furthermore, the memo said that in order to meet the six-month standard of processing time, the inventory must be reduced by half before the renewal of the FSW and FST draws.

The average processing time for FSW candidates has increased to over 20 months, while in the CEC it remains about 7 months. The possibility of renewal of the general admission intakes will be available to the public after the announcement of the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan.

#ExpressEntry, #FSW, #FST, #skilledworkers, #IRCC

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/ministerial-instructions/express-entry-rounds.html

Newfoundland and Labrador invited employers to meet labour demand through the new Atlantic Immigration Program

On January 18, 2022, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador invited employers to become designated for the new Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP).

Regardless of prior use and familiarity with the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP), all employers are required to become designated to participate in the AIP.

Employers are advised to check the eligibility requirements and complete free training offered by the Government of Canada, as well as participate in the information sessions on the AIP for employers and prospective newcomers.

#NL, #AIP, #AIPP, #information_sessions, #Atlantic_immigration

https://www.gov.nl.ca/ipgs/news/public-advisory-employers-invited-to-meet-labour-demand-through-new-atlantic-immigration-program/#:~:text=Employers%20looking%20to%20meet%20their%20labour%20demand%20are,has%20benefited%20310%20employers%20in%20Newfoundland%20and%20Labrador.

Are Home Child Care Provider Pilot and Home Support Worker Pilot open?

As of January 17, 2022, the Government of Canada accepted more than 2,750 applications under the Home Child Care Provider Pilot, which has already been closed to new applications for 2022.

The Government will return additional applications and refund paid fees.

Applicants will be able to apply for this Pilot starting January 1, 2023.

The Home Support Worker Pilot still receives new applications for the 2022 cap. For this year, the Government is planning to accept up to 2,750 applications for this pilot.

#Home_Child_Care_Provider_Pilot, #Home_Support_Worker_Pilot, #HCCPP, #HSWP

https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/helpcentre/answer.asp?qnum=961&top=28