Canada is an important country in the world with the eighth largest Indian Diaspora. Indian migrants have always been a major part of Canada and its population. India is currently ranked #1 as Canada’s leading global talent acquisition source. According to a survey, In the year 2021 influx of migrants increased in North American countries like Canada, among which 50% were Indians. Canada is considered a highly prospective country for International students and skilled migrant workers, owing to the varied educational and work opportunities it provides.
Canada is still recovering from labour shortages after the pandemic. The Canadian government has recently started levelling up the immigration processes, to fill the dearth of resources that became less in the past two years.
A piece of good news for skilled foreign workers and international students looking forward to a permanent residency. Canada’s PR process is about to get simplified and much faster for International students and foreign workers.
According to Randeep S. Sarai, Liberal Member of Parliament for Surrey Centre, the House of Commons passed the M-44 motion. The M-44 motions declared fast-tracking of Canada’s PR process for international students and immigrant workers
The M-44 motion stated the government to release a plan for the expansion of skilled immigration so that skilled migrants from all over the world can access the benefits of Canadian Permanent Residency. The move is taken to increase the inflow of migrant workers, especially in the fields of labor shortages. The M-44 move also states to smoothen the transition of temporary resident status to a permanent resident
The M-44 motion and easier Canada PR decision were taken considering that international students and temporary foreign workers are an integral part of Canada’s economy.
As per the official statement, the Canadian government aims to strengthen the connections between International immigrants and immigration programs.
According to Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tweeted about the move saying
“Kicked things off this session by presenting the ways our government is looking to expand pathways to permanent residency for temporary foreign workers and international students. A special thanks to my colleague @randeepssarai for bringing forth this important motion.”
The move of easier PR for skilled workers and international students in Canada is expected to be fulfilled by the government with the help of a five-pillar approach outlined to increase immigration level targets outlined in the 2022-2024 aiming reformation of the Express Entry system and making improvements to permanent economic immigration programs.
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