On May 26th, 2023, Vancouver residents acknowledge the significance of familial bonds, particularly during momentous occasions such as immigrating to a different nation. Canada is putting effort into facilitating families’ prompt and effortless reunion and providing assistance to sustain them after arrival.
Recently, The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, and Hedy Fry, a Parliament for Vancouver Centre member, have revealed strategies to reinforce the family reunification process.
The speedy handling of applications for temporary resident visas (TRVs) for spouses has been improved.
Innovative and specialised processing technology designed for individuals applying for spousal TRV.
A recently introduced work permit is now available to individuals in the spousal and family categories.
The extension of open work permits has been approved for individuals holding such licenses that are set to expire between August 1 of this year and the conclusion of 2023.
Minister Fraser did reveal a quicker procedure for issuing temporary resident visas (TRVs) and more compassionate approaches for submitting applications. This will thereby promptly facilitate families’ reunification. At the same time, their permanent residency status will start processing. In the future, most of these requests will be examined and approved in 30 days or less. As married individuals and dependents, applicants will receive personalized processing procedures. Numerous applications have been handled utilizing these advanced tools. Out of all the candidates in this group, we have observed a 93% acceptance rate.
When immigrants arrive in Canada, they usually aim for employment to provide for themselves and their loved ones. Consequently, Canada is extending its provision of open work permits to individuals married to Canadian residents and their children. When an individual applies for permanent residence under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class (SPCLC) or other family class programs, their partners and dependents can apply for an open work permit. This means they do not have to wait for their permanent residency to start working in Canada.
Minister Fraser did declare that individuals who hold open work permits and work permits that are due to expire from August 1 through the end of 2023 will get an extension of up to 18 months. Numerous individuals holding post-graduation work permits about to expire are given a comparable choice not too long ago.
Canada’s labour shortages will still be addressed with the aid of immigration while also fulfilling the Minister’s promise of reinforcing family reunification through temporary residency options for spouses, partners, and dependent children awaiting permanent settlement.