By law, the Minister must confer with the provinces to determine the number of immigrants in each class to be granted permanent residency annually and how they will be distributed around Canada before determining how many nominations a province may get. According to IRPA, the IRCC must interact with pertinent partners and stakeholders to evaluate local economic and demographic concerns.

To improve knowledge of Canada’s ability to integrate immigrants, an upgrade to IRPA might mandate greater stakeholder discussions, including with settlement services, which aligns with the Strategy’s goal of tackling immigration from a whole-of-government perspective.

The federal Immigration Levels Plan, which establishes Canada’s goals for admitting permanent residents for the following three years, is also impacted by consultations. The Plan must be published by November 1st of every non-election year, by law. Canada will accept 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and 500,000 annually in 2025 and 2026, according to the recently announced Plan for 2024–2026. According to Immigration Minister Marc Miller, the new plan will expand and strengthen the Canadian economy.

In conclusion, IRPA has laws governing the technology, layout, and procedures to be used for submitting applications.

To effectively serve the department’s growing applicant base now and in the future, the IRPA regulations governing application submission and processing should be reviewed and updated.

Express Entry Category-Based Selection

The legislation has been revised to take into account the current demand for immigration to Canada, even in the absence of a comprehensive review.

For instance, the Immigration and Naturalization Procedures Act was modified in 2022 to enable the Minister of Immigration to send Invitations to Apply to Express Entry applicants who meet the human capital requirements of one of the six recently established categories.

These classifications also align with IRPA’s goal, which is to enable Canada to seek the greatest possible economic advantages from immigration. By choosing immigrants who are still in demand in fields with a high unemployment rate, IRCC may contribute to and enhance the country’s economy.

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