Canada Introduces New Permanent Residence Pathway


On October 10th, The Immigration Minister of Canada, Refugees and Citizenship, Marc Millerannounced that Canada will welcome around 11,000 Colombians, Haitians, and Venezuelans through a new humanitarian permanent residence pathway. 

Initiating this fall, Colombian, Haitian, and Venezuelan foreign nationals based in Central or South America or the Caribbean who have expanded family ties in Canada can apply for the new pathway.

To qualify, the principal applicant should be a sibling, parent, grandparent, grandchild, child, spouse, or common-law partner of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Successful applicants will get pre-arrival services, which include an employment skills assessment and a referral to a settlement provider organization in their intended community.

IRCC has stated that more detailed information will be available nearer to the launch of the new pathway.

The commitment of Canada to support migrants in the Americas

Earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reported that they would welcome 15,000 migrants on a humanitarian basis from the Western Hemisphere. This initiative aims to provide a path to economic opportunities and to help address forced displacement as another way to address irregular migration.

The statement on October 10th came as part of the commitment to welcome 15,000 migrants.

Based on the statement by Marc Miller, Canada is welcoming an additional 4,000 temporary foreign workers, most of whom have already arrived in Canada. Further, IRCC is joining with non-governmental organizations to support the new Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot, which helps skilled refugees and other displaced people immigrate to Canada.

IRCC is committed to supporting migrants in the Americas by investing in projects across Latin America and the Caribbean. According to Marc Miller, the organization is increasing its assistance by investing $75 million over six years for projects that focus on strengthening asylum capacity and better integrating migrants and refugees into local communities and labor markets, Furthermore, this support will help countries, including those that refugees and migrants are coming from, traveling through, or are host in, address the challenges of irregular migration while also improving the quality of life for migrants and refugees.



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