In a unanimous vote, the Canadian Parliament approved the new immigration law, which would decrease the processing time for immigration petitions from 36 months to only 6 months.
The “New Immigration Legislation 9” was ratified by 62 votes to 42 votes, according to Radio Canada, after more than 19 hours of debate. The law would allow the Canadian immigration system to be amended in response to the requirements of the labor market, according to radio station CBC News.
According to the new legislation, cooperation will be established with all Canadian departments in order to expedite immigration to Quebec, which will take place in 6 months rather than 36 months as previously planned.
To recruit and re-integrate immigrants into the nation, the Canadian government aims to begin a new initiative in the next months. For this reason, the government has identified 11 districts in different regions of rural areas.
The goal of this initiative is to make up for the severe lack of personnel that has resulted from young migration, the dropping birthrate, and the aging of the Canadian population.
The Canadian government is attempting to recruit and retain immigrants who possess the essential abilities via this initiative.
Particularly in the rural and northern portions of the nation, where people are waiting for the experiment to be circulated in other parts of the country later on.
During the summer of this year, the Canadian government is scheduled to begin working with local provinces to assist them in identifying applicants for permanent residency by the autumn of next year.
As part of the same initiative, Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Economic Development in Rural Areas, stated that a new program will be launched.
It will contribute to the economic growth of countries by experimenting with novel approaches to meeting the different demands of the labor market.
She went on to say that the preliminary findings of a prior program in the Atlantic provinces indicate that it was a resounding success, and that the new initiative would serve as a vehicle for continuing the migratory experience.
It has the potential to contribute to the long-term sustainability of rural communities throughout the nation.
Approximately 78 percent of immigrants to Canada choose to live in major cities such as Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver, according to the Canadian Immigration Statistics Agency.
Rural regions, on the other hand, are suffering from a severe labor shortage under the existing federal economic immigration policies.