Posted on September 07 2022
Abstract: Canada announced the exemption of medical examinations for 180,000 immigration applicants.
The Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, has announced the waiving of medical examinations for 180,000 applicants. The waiver is applicable to temporary residents and Canada PR or permanent residency applicants who are already staying in Canada.
The applicants would be eligible only if they meet specific requirements.
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Canada has implemented policies to make it easier for immigrants to apply for Canada PR. The policies are given below:
The policies are intended to speed up the visa application processing. By incorporating technology with the visa application processing system, the Canadian government prioritized the people.
To address the processing of visa applications and issuing Canada PR to immigrants staying in Canada in accordance with the Immigration Levels Plan of Canada, the government has invested 2.1 billion CAD in the past five years and 317.6 million CAD in Budget 2022.
An additional investment of 85 million CAD was done in the 2021 Economic and Fiscal Update to process the visa application faster and reduce the backlog.
The funds were utilized in:
Canadian immigration authorities have also integrated a status tracker into the application processing system. In February 2022, the IRCC introduced an application status tracker to facilitate permanent residence candidates, sponsors, representatives, and dependents to track the status of their visa applications.
By 2023, Canada plans to expand the status tracker to cover 7 temporary residence and permanent residence programs. The IRCC also launched a citizenship application status tracker for applicants and their representatives in May 2021.
From autumn 2022, the immigration department will start publishing estimates of the time taken to process an application.
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