You're a great chair.
On my first question, I'm going to speak from my own experience in Canada and the riding of Nanaimo—Ladysmith that I represent.
We're hearing a lot from people on the ground in British Columbia about the lack of capacity within Canada's immigration system to handle the massive influx of applications. The particularly painful one for families is when they apply to sponsor a family member or hope that their study permit will be extended, and they have to wait and wait and wait. There's stress on the family. They're unsure of their status. They're separated. They're unable to make long-term plans because of feeling like they're in limbo and a constant state of uncertainty.
Last year, this committee recommended that Canada provide more information to applicants to explain its visa denials. Right now what we get is a kind of terse and generic letter that doesn't provide any detail of the specific reasons for the denial. People don't know the reasons, and if they want to reapply they don't know how they might be able to correct that.
I'm curious. Given the volume of migrants that the EU has experienced, do you have programs in place so that visa applicants have a clear idea of the road map ahead of them, but especially to explain their visa denials so that they can be properly amended and have some assistance in navigating the bureaucracy?