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Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. I understand better now. That question is more in the purview of our colleagues as ESDC, but we're happy to work with them on that, and to work on the requirements of the temporary foreign worker program particularly.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, we're happy to look at that, but I don't have those numbers in front of me today.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We'll put a number of caveats around the honourable member's question just because of the imperfect nature of some of our own data sources, but we're happy to provide the information.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  It might depend on the specific case. If the member has cases in mind, we're happy to look at them.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  If people had not applied for a renewal of their work permit before it expired, you're right that there are then issues around implied status, and we can reach out. For those who have lost their job and whose work permit expired before they lost their job or as they were losing t

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'd be happy to. I'm sure Ms. Campbell Jarvis would have given a better answer than I'm about to, but implementation is going well. We're working with the college itself. I believe the regulatory package has been moving forward for the next pieces to come into force. As it stan

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, we're always happy to look at ways that we can improve these pilot projects. The minister has said that they're pretty near and dear to his heart, but they are to ours as well, in terms of both the Atlantic pilot and the rural and northern pilot the member has referr

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Madam Chair, we're happy to continue working with employers to make sure we're not inadvertently penalizing them for things that may have expired when visas come through. A magic switch will not be thrown when a recovery takes place, or at least we don't think that's going to b

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  From an immigration side, I would have to get back to you on that question. Sorry.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thanks for that question on express entry. It is great news that we have been able to continue the draws. This system is digitally based, electronics-based, and has continued to work really well throughout this process. The honourable member is right to point out that we have ha

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'll be very brief. A score of 452 still represents exceptionally high language capability, really high education, likely a master's degree or a professional degree, and really good links to Canada, so it still represents exceptionally high human capital.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I think Ms. Campbell Jarvis might actually be in the better place to answer that, or I'll take it. Marian, could you comment?

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'll take it, Madam Chair.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  COVID-19 has impacted our processing times quite differently, depending on the lines of business. For many in the temporary foreign worker lines of business, our processing times have actually improved during this period. For other parts of our application process, particularly

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley