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Citizenship and Immigration committee  One of the nice things about the Canada experience class is that these individuals by and large are in Canada. That's how we can process these applications and bring these applications to landing in 2021. That's a big difference from what we've seen in other categories. We were q

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We're looking at a number of measures in 2021 of things we can do to ensure we will achieve our levels targets. The minister has talked about some of these publicly. We're looking at things like smoother transitions of people who are here on a temporary basis, such as students

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Sure. Off the top of my head, I can say how many scored above 400, and that's over 70% of the applicants. We can certainly get back to committee, Madam Chair, with the information the honourable member has sought.

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'm not sure I understand the question. Is it in terms of distribution?

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Is it distribution across a points range?

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Before, the honourable member was correct that in—

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for your nice comments on International Women's Day. For those paper applications that are coming in, I'm happy to talk about what we have done over the past year. The pandemic hit us hard. We sent staff home, particularly in our case processing centres. This was not a

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We processed or finalized 46,000 applications for spousal in 2020. This year, in 2021, since the first of January, we have processed about 10,000. We think we're really on track to being able to hit our levels targets and to—

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. We work very closely with our partner at PSPC, which is the contracting authority. I'm going to suggest that maybe that's a question that's best addressed to PSPC as the contracting authority in terms of ownership around the subcontractor. I think that would be—

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'll repeat what the minister said. We are soberly aware of the risks of doing business in China.

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We are similar to our other Five Eyes partners—

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'm happy to say we've put a priority on people who are either in Canada or able to travel to Canada, given the current restrictions. For us, in practical terms, that's meant things like the Canada experience class draw under express entry, out of which over 90% of individuals ar

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Simply participating and being charged with participating in a peaceful protest would not be grounds for us to reject an application in and of itself, so the answer to that is no. I'm happy to report that student applications in particular are up in Hong Kong, and we are encoura

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  If I may, finally we have a new immigration program manager in New Delhi, and I am very confident in his ability to get things back on track.

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you. I have many concerns about operating in this pandemic environment. My first concern would be how long the border will remain closed, because this affects a number of our PR applicants in particular. These are people whose applications have been processed since March 1

March 8th, 2021Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley