December 2020 is going to be a prelude to the developments in Canada immigration to be seen in 2021. IRCC will keep going with holding Express Entry draws to meet its ambitious targets and seeking revival from the country’s economic distress due to COVID-19. Provincial draws under PNP will also continue to be conducted to meet the targets, especially to meet the labor market requirements.
Mandate letters for Minsters in Canada
It’s expected that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will issue new mandate letters to his ministers before Christmas.
So, with such a mandate letter issued, Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Immigration Minister will also reveal more details of what the government has planned on the immigration front.
The immigration priorities of the Canadian governmentthat include achieving the Immigration Levels Plan for the 2021-2023 period form a major area that will be touched upon.
The efforts of IRCC, the provinces, and other stakeholders in immigration Canada considers a top priority, can be understood and appreciated once the mandate letter gets issued. Discussion on new initiatives like removing the Canadian citizenship fees and the Municipal Nominee Program will also be a part of this.
More Canada PR pathways to temporary residents
More ways for temporary residents in Canada to transition into PRs are thought of. This willmake up for the reduction in the number of new immigrants arriving in Canada during theCOVID-19 crisis.