The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship declared recently, that the Trudeau government will be introducing new changes to the immigration system.

These changes will be mainly focused on a new and improved immigration policy which was promised by Liberals on the 2015 election campaign. McCallum also discussed the process of family class immigration by speeding up the application, in which should take less than 2 years for spouses to be reunited. These modifications to the system will also affect visitors’ visa policy.

Fortunately, international students will also benefit from these changes by facilitating the permanent residency, as it is considered to be at the top of the government’s list.

The minister continues to show support to Syrian refugees, claiming that the Trudeau government brought in 25,000 Syrians within four months which make us proud as Canadians to assist in such a harsh humanitarian conditions.

Moreover, Canadians still have the opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada as part of consultation on what our immigration system should look like. The consultation is open till Aug 5th.

Hajar Lakrati
Hajar Lakrati

Hajar Lakrati, Canadian citizen from Moroccan background. Student in political science and international relations. She works in real estate field as market analyst, and she has served in many organizations including the moroccan association of Toronto (AMDT) as director. She is passionate about community work and charity fundraising.
Hajar is freelance writer as well and has published many articles.