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Ministers discussed the importance of long-term planning in the immigration system

On July 28, 2021, the Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration (FMRI) have a virtual meeting to discuss the future of immigration in Canada. The focus of the discussion was long-term planning for a more responsive and collaborative immigration system. To support Canada’s economic recovery in the upcoming months, the FMRI will try to reduce processing times by improving the ways economic immigrants are selected and their application process, as well as enhance collaboration on temporary resident policies, programs, and pathways to permanent residency. #FMRI, #temporary_residents, #PR, #immigration_systems   https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/07/immigration-ministers-focus-on-long-term-planning-for-a-more-responsive-and-collaborative-immigration-system.html

July 29, 2021

Canada updated the Resettlement Assistance Program

On July 27, 2021, the Government of Canada made an update to the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP). A number of instructions have been updated within the RAP Income Support program delivery instructions based on recommendations resulting from recent audits of the program. The new updates clarify and enhance existing instructions for officers administering the program, specifically as related to secondary migration, One Year Window of Opportunity Program, overpayments, and file preparation. The Government also updated the guidance to reflect the use of the Global Case Management System for the management of RAP Income support files. #RAP, #resettlement, #GSMS, #settlement https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2021-rap.html

July 28, 2021

Ottawa announced a program delivery update for in-Canada temporary residence applications

On July 27, 2021, the Government of Canada announced a new program delivery update regarding file transfers to the Centre of Expertise in Security Cases for in-Canada temporary residence applications. The new guidance instructs stage 2 decision-makers to transfer applications to the Domestic Network’s Centre of Expertise in Security Cases if an application has passed eligibility but results from partner agencies have raised admissibility concerns under the sections of A34, A35, and A37 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. These instructions are only applicable for applications submitted in Canada. #TRV, #temporary_residents, #security, #IRPA, #centre_of_expertise https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/updates/2021-file-transfers-tr-applications.html    

July 28, 2021

Ottawa published a temporary public policy on minimum income requirements in 2020

On July 26, 2021, the Government of Canada published a new public policy that exempts certain permanent residence (PR) applicants from the requirement that their sponsor meets all of the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations for the 2020 taxation year. A sponsor does not have to meet the minimum necessary income if they are sponsoring their spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner, dependent children, or a person under the age of 18 whom the sponsor is willing to adopt in Canada. #MNI, #Income_requirements, #Sponsors https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/family-class-income-2020.html

July 27, 2021