Gov’t Spending $85 Million to Speed Canadian Visa Processing
According to Sean Fraser, Canada’s Immigration Minister, the government will be back on track with processing immigration applications in 2022. The Covid pandemic was the cause of a considerable backlog and long waits as people are seeking legal status in the country. Last year, the government agreed to spend $85 million to hire more staff to make its way through the backlogged applications.
The additional money will be for workers to help get back on top of the established turnaround times for permanent resident applications and renewals, study and work permits, proof of citizenship applications, and visitor visas. The government has already met the standard one-year target for processing family unification applications. If you are interested in information about the immigration process, contact Canada Immigration Express. Their team will answer your questions.
Fraser predicts the government will be through the backlog of permanent resident applications by the end of this year, as well as beginning to process new applications. He promised to post accurate processing times on the Canadian immigration website so people will know how long their application is expected to be processed. The additional staff will help ease the short-term stress on the immigration system and all applicants while the government is making more permanent changes to make the procedure more efficient.
The pilot project is expected to be expanded which will now allow 20 percent of permanent resident applicants to file digitally. By summer, all permanent resident applications will be digital, eliminating paper forms. It will make a big difference, according to Fraser. You and your family can begin a new life in Canada. Contact Canada Immigration Express for information about applying for the required visa to live and work in Canada.