While Canada does promote ease of application for potential immigrants, it can still be overwhelming for our clients to navigate a system they are not familiar with.
TORONTO (PRWEB) January 10, 2022
As 2021 came to an end, PM Justin Trudeau released his mandate letters guiding Canada’s immigration priorities for the coming year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has faced a backlog of applications for permanent residency. Trudeau’s instructions for ministers outlined his goals to reduce this backlog and enable potential immigrants to settle in Canada through new and more efficient pathways.
Canadian immigration consultancy firm CIXA welcomes these changes and offers its immigration assistance services to new applicants. “Trudeau plans to create a new Municipal Nominee Program, and to introduce additional immigration express pathways for international students and temporary foreign workers,” stated Ade Babaniji, a partner/co-founder at CIXA. “This shows that Canada continues to be a beacon of progressive immigration policy in a world where others have closed their doors.”
Other immigration policy goals included in the mandate letters were as follows:
- Application processing times will be reduced.
- Family reunification applicants will soon be allowed to apply electronically.
- Canadian citizenship fees will be waived.
- Canada aims to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees within their borders.
- Pilot programs to identify and regularize undocumented workers will be extended.
“We think that these changes are a net positive for both Canada as a whole and potential immigrants to Canada,” continued Ade Babaniji. “Canada continues to experience a labour shortage, which presents opportunities for foreign workers to resettle in Canada, bringing with them much-needed skills. Trudeau’s continued policy of welcoming these skilled workers promotes Canadian economic growth and innovation.”
Over the coming months, Canada’s new immigration minister Sean Fraser and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will be tasked with the implementation of these changes. This will affect both federal immigration policies and provincial ones, as the federal government has the power to make changes to both.
Due to Canada’s ageing population, the country has been experiencing a labour shortage for more than a decade. 23% of the working population will be over 64 by 2024, so this trend is expected to continue. There are currently more than 870,000 vacant jobs in Canada, across industries such as healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and construction. The government aims to fill this gap by continuing to encourage skilled immigrants to resettle in Canada.
Under Trudeau’s leadership, immigration targets in previous years for new arrivals were between 300,000 – 400,000 arrivals per year. In 2022, Canada’s PM plans to increase this to 411,000. CIXA believes that this will lead to an increase in demand for their immigration consultancy services.
“While Canada does promote ease of application for potential immigrants, it can still be overwhelming for our clients to navigate a system they are not familiar with,” said Ade Babaniji. “This is especially true for businesses that need to make multiple applications each year. Our service aims to streamline the process for our clients.”
Due to current trends, CIXA expects to expand their business capacity in 2022, enabling them to take on more clients than in previous years.
For more information about CIXA, you can visit cixa.ca or contact the company on +1-647-370-CIXA.
CIXA (a Cantova Immigration Company) is a boutique immigration consultancy that aims to streamline the immigration application process for clients and increase their chances of entry clearance. CIXA delivers services for clients of every scale including solo applicants, small, medium, and large businesses, as well as companies with in-house immigration operations. As part of the process, CIXA maps out immigration case plans against client goals and credentials, reviews applications, and assists with any immigration queries.