Those are some interesting suggestions and ideas from the honourable member.
At the moment, the pathways are a special one-time, six-month measure. In terms of processing those for this year, that's something to which my colleague Mr. Mills could speak, but I would certainly share with the committee that part of the thinking behind this measure is to maximize the level space for 2021, given the borders being closed.
However, we're not only thinking about this year. We're also looking ahead to 2022 and beyond to 2023. All the levers we have to support strong immigration in Canada are ones that are being looked at, and the francophone targets are of great importance to the minister.
Mr. Mills, I don't know if you would like to add just a couple of comments on the processing.