To streamline the immigration process and maintain peace and harmony across the nation, the Canadian authorities have implemented several immigration rules and regulations for every immigrant to follow. 

Breaching immigration rules and regulations may negatively impact your immigration applications and give rise to several legal issues. Therefore, it is imperative to stay updated with the Canada immigration latest news 2023 to avoid unwanted delays, returns, or rejections of your immigration or permanent resident application to Canada.

This blog will highlight the new immigration law 2023 and the changes so that you don’t miss out on anything while applying for the most suitable immigration program to Canada. 

Latest Canada Immigration Updates

Here are the new immigration rules in Canada for 2023 that will impact the immigration process to the country.

1.Racialized newcomer women pilot

To make things seamless and hassle-free for racialized newcomer women, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced $5.8 million in funding until 2025 for ten projects supported under the Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot. This is to support and assist racialized newcomer women to find employment and succeed professionally.

2. Healthcare sectors

The aftermath of the global pandemic has intensified the labor shortages in Canada’s healthcare sectors. To stabilize the labor shortage and increase the efficiency of healthcare sectors, Canadian authorities are investing in projects that will offer internationally educated health professionals (IEHP) the support and experience required to grasp the employment opportunity and offer their best service to the nation. This program applies to skilled and qualified professionals seeking employment opportunities in the healthcare sector of Canada.

3. Extenstion of work permits

The new rules for work permits in Canada 2023 will allow temporary foreign workers to extend the work visa of their family members. At Chaudhary Law, we help immigrant applicants determine the most suitable solution for their immigration needs and concerns. To get legal assistance from the best immigration lawyer in Canada for a visitor visa or permanent resident (PR) visa in Canada, get in touch with us today!

4. Canadian armed forces

Canadian armed forces are all set to bring big changes in the nation by allowing both Canadian citizens and permanent residents to join the military. Canada has always been an immigrant-friendly country, but this will change how other countries view immigrants and Canadian policies.

5. Work opportunities

Earlier, international students with off-campus work authorization on their study permits were restricted from working long hours by the 20-hours-per-week policy. The government has decided to scrap this policy and allow international students to work more than 20 hours per week to manage their expenses and find opportunities. To learn more about TR to PR or the new pathway to permanent residency update, call or text us at 416-447-6118. 

6. Process time for express entry

This is one of the most prominent Canadian Immigration updates. Due to rising covid cases and the global pandemic, the authorities were forced to extend the processing time for the express entry program. However, they are now all set to get back on track and reduce the processing time to six months. 

7. Revised PR visa fees

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced revising the fees for all permanent resident applications in Canada for all PR visa applications, including express entry, humanitarian class, permit holder, and more. However, if you fail to follow the rules and regulations or get involved in unwanted circumstances, the authorities may charge a penalty depending on the situation.

8. Medical inadmissibility

As per the new immigration law news 2023, Canadian authorities are all set to implement one of the key changes to the medical inadmissibility policy for immigration applicants. This will help applicants appropriately define and implement the medical inadmissibility policy with Canadian values for subsequent opportunities.

9. Travel for foreign students

To become eligible as an international student to enter Canada, the applicant must fulfill the requirements, such as being fully vaccinated ( unless under the age of 18), have a valid study permit, and attending a designated learning institution (DLI). If you cannot fulfill any of these requirements, your application is likely to be rejected.

10. Mandatory covid vaccination

Lastly, tourists or immigrants wanting to enter the country should be fully covid vaccinated as per the dosage requirements or rules set by the government authorities. Additionally, the authorities have also removed all the covid-19 restrictions such as testing, two weeks of quarantine, and isolation for applicants entering the country with effect from 1st October 2022. 

Chaudhary Law has years of experience and skills in handling complex immigration processes with utmost professionalism and care. Get in touch with one of our legal professionals to learn more about our services.

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