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Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Good morning, everyone. Good morning, everyone. Even though it's winter, we're very happy to be here with you. Our intention this morning is to present an overview of the department's responsibilities as well as some information of a technica

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Regarding temporary foreign workers and compliance and worker protection, a few measures have been put in place to respond to some of these abusive situations that have been brought to the government's attention. There's the temporary foreign worker program and the international

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, regarding the question of refugee status and the partnership arrangements with the UNHCR, some of that would probably be a good discussion to have with the minister when he attends, but some of the background on that requirement was that it is really to help inform p

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. You set out very well a number of the challenges and opportunities facing the immigration system. There are labour market shortages. In some categories, more people want to come to Canada than we have space or settlement capacity for. You noted the challenges that pro

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, if I may just add to the last part of the question, we are watching the situation in Venezuela with care, and at the moment with the current system, we feel is able to handle the situation there.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. Currently, the frameworks and structures for these fees are already in place, but this may be a question to ask the minister in the future.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Briefly, I would like to bring to your attention Bill C-6, where we have added requirements to lower the age requirement for this undertaking.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, I'd be happy to do that very quickly.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for these questions. On the issue of economic immigration and its relation to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, or TFWP, there is certainly a link. In terms of the program, the Department of Employment and Social Development has conducted a labour market assessmen

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, the department works with the IRB and CBSA from a policy perspective and for guidance on the programs, but the actual processing is done by the IRB. I would note that there are many efforts to control volumes before asylum claimants enter the country. Some of those

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I apologize, Madam Chair. I don't actually have the answer to that question. I'm not sure what the answer is. I'm sorry.

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Just to confirm, are those CSs and G5s, Madam Chair?

February 27th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. Good morning. Thank you for inviting us to join you as part of your study on economic immigration and labour shortages. We are very pleased to assist you with foundational information today as you begin. From the motion, it is clear that you will have mu

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you, Madam Chair. There are a range of policy considerations that come from some of our learning so far. For example, from the rural and northern pilot and the Atlantic immigration pilot, we formed different partnerships to support that retention. One of the lessons that w

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Language training, Madam Chair, is certainly important. The partnerships we've formed with the community economic development organizations—with the rural and northern pilot in particular—are working toward that end. Madam Chair, I'll turn to my colleague, Matt de Vlieger, to pr

March 10th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis