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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

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Once the border restrictions ease, we'll go back to our normal processing times, we hope, or back to our service standards, and make sure that processing happens within service standards. Again, it will be different depending on the type of application. For students, when we've

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  I think there are really two or three parts to this question. The first is preparing ourselves for additional applications that will come in. Mr. Kent had part of that question in his question. We're looking at our IT systems and being able to accommodate additional applications

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  That would be a question best addressed to my colleagues at the Immigration and Refugee Board. It pertains to the operations in their jurisdiction, and I think it would be best left for them.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  First, on in-Canada biometrics collection, as the honourable member has indicated, we have given an extension from 30 days to 90 days for people to get their biometrics. We have these numbers constantly under review, depending on the situation and what's happening. We're working

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  Oh. Thank you for that. Sorry. We have implemented a number of measures for overseas visa processing. I'll speak first about seasonal agricultural workers and a number of the things we've done to ensure their safe passage to Canada. The first area is biometrics. For many peopl

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  As you know, budget 2019 announced funding to enhance the integrity of Canada's border and asylum system, and this included information technology system interoperability. This is not a new system. It is a system that will be built off our existing platform, but we're really exci

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We expect additional funding requests around further digital modernization of our IT system, but with regard to additional monies related to this particular project in terms of system interoperability, we don't anticipate additional funding.

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  This is making sure that files are able to move smoothly for asylum claimants between ourselves, the Immigration and Refugee Board, and the Canada Border Services Agency. Each of us has a role to play as those files come forward. Being able to do that in a far more efficient way

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley

Citizenship and Immigration committee  We're happy to get back again on this, but that is how we treat government response benefits. Marian Campbell Jarvis, did you want to add anything to that?

June 17th, 2020Committee meeting

Catrina Tapley