Highlights: New measures to be implemented Canada family class immigration
- Faster processing for spousal Temporary Resident Visa applicants.
- New Open Work Permit options for spousal spouses and family members in the family class category.
- Extending open work permits for visa holders whose permits expires between 1st August 2023 to the end of 2023.
- Specialized processing measures to streamline applications for spouses.
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Improvements in Canada Family Class Immigration
IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has introduced a new measures that grants open work permits to spouses, dependent children who reside in Canada with temporary resident status.
Under this initiative, spouses, partners, and dependents can apply for and receive an open work permit immediately upon submitting a complete permanent residence application through programs such as the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (SPCLC) or other family class programs.
Furthermore, starting from June 7th, open work permit holders whose permits are expiring between August 1st and the end of 2023 will have the opportunity to extend their permits for 18 months through a simplified and free application process. This extension will benefit approximately 25,000 individuals currently in Canada and eligible to work, including spouses and dependents of most temporary workers, spouses of international students, and individuals who have applied for permanent residency and are awaiting finalization, along with their spouses and dependents.
Family Class Immigration in 2023
Family class immigration holds the position of being the second largest category in Canada’s Immigration Level Plan. In the year 2023, Canada has set a target of welcoming 106,500 newcomers through the family class category. Among them, 78,000 individuals are expected to arrive under the spouses, partners, and children category, while 28,500 individuals are anticipated to arrive under the parents and grandparents category. Looking ahead to 2025, Canada aims to increase the number of newcomers through family-class immigration to 118,000.
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