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Citizenship and Immigration committee  We've made a change in our express entry system. We have given more points to candidates who speak French or are bilingual. I think this will make a big difference for those coming through, particularly international students who come through Canadian institutions, and those ad

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Thank you for the question. With the opportunity that the 401,000 target brings for us for next year, I think there are many things we can look at with respect to students in terms of pathways to permanent residence. We're analyzing those right now. However, I'll remind you that

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  If I may, Madam Chair, I will just back up slightly. With many who have expired COPRs, these were issued before March 18. They are authorized to travel, but for many reasons, including conditions at home, they have chosen not to travel and not to come. Now their COPRs have expir

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Well, there's lots being done. Typically, confirmation of permanent residence is valid for about 12 months. There are some changes, but it's about 12 months, and those have expired. What we're doing now is a process. We go back through, individually, to reach out to contact peopl

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  The issue with expired confirmation of permanent residence is that they haven't all expired at the same time, so we're working our way through. One thing we've done is define a pathway so that we can issue a new letter. We can reissue things inside of our global case management s

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I'll double-check with Mr. Mills on that, but no, we're going through them, I think, really in order of how the files have come to us.

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Minister, Mr. Mills has that number for you.

November 25th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  I think there are a number of factors. First, overall, the situation with COVID-19 has had a big impact on that. Moreover, additional orders in council were put in place to help to control the flow at the border and to look at that.

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  Mr. Chair, if it's okay, I think I'll lead on the response to that question. As the honourable member is aware, and as you are aware, the Federal Court struck down the safe third country agreement. It's been appealed, and we expect the court to hear that appeal. We don't have an

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  I think what Mr. Ossowski said earlier about others calling for a fast, fair and final system remains one of the overall priorities, whether it's with or without a safe third country agreement with the U.S. There are a couple of things that, as partners, we're working on togethe

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  Most of this falls within the purview of our colleagues at the Canada Border Services Agency, but we will work with them to make sure you have as complete a picture as possible.

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  I assume we're talking about additional monies the federal government has provided to the Government of Quebec—

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  —for lodging, and for the increases in lodging related to irregular asylum claimants. We're still discussing with the Government of Quebec for 2019 and 2020. Those discussions are under way and ongoing. We have not—

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  That's right.

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Public Accounts committee  No. We're still discussing it with Quebec.

November 24th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley