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Citizenship and Immigration committee  The global skills strategy has been absolutely instrumental in attracting high-skilled talent. We have very impressive numbers, and some of this is shared with colleagues at ESDC through the global skills stream. In terms of efforts moving forward, we look at this taken togethe

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you Madam Chair. Perhaps I could add a few details to that response. With respect to caregivers and the language issue, the pilot does run until 2024. We will be considering next steps. I would note that—

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  That's not exactly what I was implying, Ms. Kwan. That would be a decision and a question for the minister. I was simply noting that to add what Ms. Xavier has noted that we continue to study this as pilot and to assess how things are proceeding. I would note that with respect t

March 10th, 2021Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, we have taken note of the member's request and the detailed breakdown of what is being sought. We will endeavour to provide that information.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. We had to transform or adapt a considerable number of things because of the pandemic. We are currently studying the pros and cons in each case. We intend to keep everything that improved our processes, approaches, policies and activities. Take the ci

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. A number of changes have proved to be very effective. Our decision to keep any of those changes is made in terms of the advantages they represent for our clients. I will ask my colleague Daniel Mills to add some examples to illustrate the way in whic

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  As I noted, we are seized with this new situation that we find ourselves in as a result of the pandemic. There are certainly some options in the interim. Somebody could apply for a temporary foreign worker position that would require a labour market impact assessment, an LMIA, th

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  The government has certainly focused on regional and some sectoral requirements and we really see that through the pilots: the Atlantic immigration pilot, the rural and northern immigration pilot and the provincial nominee program. A number of these economic programs really allo

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  In terms of essential services, on the Public Safety Canada website, there is an extensive list of critical and essential infrastructure. As well, most provinces and territories have their own lists of essential services. Those are triaged accordingly.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. I will let my colleague Mr. Mills tell you about applications and about processing files.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. A number of factors must be considered in determining whether a visa is required or not. Certainly the relationship between the countries—

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  There's a lot in that question. I would like to raise a few things to help respond to it. First, we are seized with this situation that has arisen as a result of the pandemic. As the minister noted, the immigration-level targets, the interest in international students, the calib

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. I will let my colleague Mr. Mills answer it for you.

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. That's a good question. I think this reflects this whole new line of business for us since COVID, which is uncharted territory. Mr. Mills, would you like to provide further details on the actual process, please?

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, that's a good question. One contextual point is that as we have these COPRs, it actually means that the permit has expired a year ago. Quite a bit of time may have passed. In the context of the pandemic, we are wanting to verify that we have the relevant detail to pr

December 7th, 2020Committee meeting

Marian Campbell Jarvis