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The Second Immigration Cut in Canada - What Happens Next

What Happened

The changes include a reduction in the validity period of the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from 12 months to 6 months and limitations on the duration of closed work permits, with certain exemptions for sectors like construction and healthcare. These sectors are considered critical due to labor shortages and the government's ambitious goal to build 2.5 million homes over the next decade.

 


"We are targeting a decrease in our temporary residents population to 5% over the next 3 years." - Minister Marc Miller

What’s Happening Now

The minister also emphasized the importance of considering asylum seekers and underrepresented groups, including Ukrainians, in the hiring process. This policy shift aims to address labor market needs while prioritizing Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and refugees.

What This Means For You

For PGWP holders, international students, and foreign workers, these changes necessitate a proactive approach to securing your status in Canada. It's crucial to explore various pathways to permanent residency and consider strategies that align with the new policy direction, such as improving language skills or gaining experience in sectors exempt from the new restrictions.

What You Can Do Now

  1. Evaluate Your Status: Understand how these changes might affect your current status and future plans.

  2. Explore Permanent Residency Pathways: Look into different programs and criteria under the Express Entry system.

  3. Consider Sector Exemptions: If you're working in or considering a career in construction or healthcare, you might be less affected by these changes.

  4. Seek Legal Advice: Consider consulting with immigration professionals to navigate your options effectively.

Closing

These immigration policy changes underscore the importance of staying informed and adaptable. By understanding the implications of these updates and taking proactive steps, you can better secure your future in Canada.

 

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