The Budget 2021: A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth and Resilience was released by the Canadian government in March 2021 to ensure that the Canadian economy makes a robust recovery post-pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic which caused almost all countries around the world to impose travel restrictions and border control since last March 2020 is still overwhelming nations around the world with its second or third wave.
The Budget 2021 is targeted towards low-wage workers, young women and racialized Canadians who were disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Immigration is a vital part of the Canadian economy. Immigrants bring the necessary skills and experience required to meet the labour market shortages. They are an important part of the job market and play a significant role in the development of the Canadian economy.
Here Are the Investments Made in the 2021 Budget for Canadian Immigration
The 2021 Budget has allocated certain investments towards different areas of immigration to make it more easily accessible and efficient for foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada. Investments will be allocated to improve the following areas of Canadian immigration:
- Developing a modern and electronic platform for the processing of immigration applications
- Developing new ways to support racialized young women who are new to Canada
- Enhance the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP)
- Expedite processing for immigration pathways
- Streamline Express Entry nominations
- Enhancing the processing and service standards of the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s Client Support Center