This preference for inhabiting the large urban centers puts an enormous strain on the resources in those regions. Thus, the Canadian government is attempting to use its new immigration reforms to encourage immigrants to live in the areas outside the urban centers. By helping these immigrants to inhabit the less populated regions, the government intends to combine the PNP with some other efforts that will reduce the tendency of immigrants to concentrate inside the urban centers.
In any case, immigrants may wonder if they’re eligible, how long the whole process will take, and whether their spouse or their children will be entitled to immigrate as well. It is essential for anyone who wishes to immigrate to Canada to understand all the subtleties of how these new immigration reforms will apply to them. With these new agreements, the hope is that more immigrants will migrate to Canada, and they will also be more likely to reside outside the urban centers.
Canada also wishes to update its Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States. The STCA covers and restricts how Canada can manage asylum claims. Since 2017, approximately 50,000 individuals have utilized a loophole that exists in the STCA. Therefore, these individuals crossed into Canada to request asylum through the border crossings that are not restricted by the STCA.
The government is aware of the number of immigrants that take advantage of this loophole, and they wish to close it. This step is just one of the many changes that will take place as part of Canada’s set of new immigration reforms.