Invitations to Apply to be sent for parents and grandparents
Over the past week, the Canadian government has begun to send invitations to apply for sponsorship. These potential sponsors had submitted an interest to sponsor form between October 13, 2020, and November 2020. The government has announced they will be accepting up to 15,000 applications this year through the Parents and Grandparents sponsorship program.
People who have received the invitation to apply have to use the new Permanent Residence Portal or the Representative Permanent Residence Portal.
Canadian High Court weighs “Safe Third Country Agreement” with US
The safe third country agreement states that all those seeking refugee status in either Canada or the US must make their refugee claim in the first country they have entered. This means that if people with refugee claims in the US try to cross the border into Canada, they must be sent back.
However Canadian Immigration experts believe that this agreement should be repealed. They believe that the conditions that migrants who are returned to the US face can be unethical. US detention conditions have been criticized for many years. The conditions in these detention centers can be described as oppressive and abusive.
There are people who believe this agreement with the US should be repealed, but there are others on the other end of the spectrum. It is up to the Canadian Supreme Court to weigh both sides of the argument and to make a decision.
The government of Canada welcomes the latest charter flight of Afghan Refugees
To this date, the Canadian government has accepted 22,581 Afghan Nationals into the country. The government is working hard to resettle at least 40,000 Afghanis into the country.
On October 19, 2022, Canada welcomed 311 new Afghan nationals who arrived on a charter flight from Pakistan. This flight included government-assisted refugees, privately sponsored refugees, and extended family members of Afghans who worked for the Government of Canada.
These new arrivals now will be moved to approximately 20 different communities across Canada.
Nearly a quarter of the Canadian population in 2021 were immigrants
The latest release of 2021 census data has shown that 23% of Canada’s population is made up of immigrants. This is equivalent to about 8.3 million people. This proportion of immigrants is the highest among the G7 countries.
By 2041, Statistics Canada projects that as many as 34% of Canadians will be immigrants. Canada has been committed to bringing in more and more immigrants and plans to welcome 431,00 new citizens to Canada this year. Between 2016-2021, immigrants accounted for 4 out of 5 new workers in the labor force.
The majority of new immigrants are from Asia and the Middle East. One out of five new people coming to Canada was born in India. The trend of immigration to Canada Canada will continue.
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