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Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Published Mandate Letter

March 25 , 2020 By Rajneesh Kumar

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Published Mandate Letter


The Canadian PM, Mr. Justin Trudeau has handed over the responsibilities to newly elected Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister, Mr. Marco Mendicino. The later has outlined the tasks keeping in mind Canada s immigration priorities and requirements. His major responsibilities include managing the immigration levels and implementing the all-new Municipal Nominee Program.

Key Aspects of the Mandate Letter

The Mandate Letter published on Friday has been formulated with an idea to prioritize Canada’s plan to increase the annual Immigration Levels for 2020-2022, i.e. an increase of approximately 10,000 newcomers in 2022. If we go by the expected figures then Canada would target around 341,000 newcomers in 2020; 350,000 in the year 2021, and 360,000 in the year 2022.

Next is putting more effort into delivering settlement services. Canada always supports its immigrants in the best possible manner and help them in further improving their language skills, develop connections with the community and integrate better into society. For this purpose as a whole, the government of Canada and its province spends approximately $1.5 billion and another million in additional settlement every year.

Next comes the introduction of the Municipal Nominee Program. With this program, the local communities, labour councils and chambers of commerce will be allowed to sponsor immigrants directly. Around 5,000 new places have been allocated for this new program.


Moreover, around 5000 new places are set to be allocated to Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) to welcome more newcomers to the Atlantic provinces of Canada naming, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

A new plan is also proposed to waive off the citizenship fee for those who meet the eligibility requirements.

As per this Mandate Letter, the Ministry of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is planning to launch a new Border Enforcement Strategy to avoid irregular migration.

There is also a plan to attract more newcomers to the rural areas of Canada with the help and support of the Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development and the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth. They both work together with the implementation of pilot programming.

Apart from the above explained key aspects, the Mandate Letter also has a few omissions, for instance, the challenges faced by the Parents and Grandparents Program were not discussed or worked upon. Moreover, Canada once planned to welcome more entrepreneurs and investors, but in this letter, the plans related to new pilots for the same were not discussed.

With a lot of new changes and a lot of new places being allocated, this is the right time one should move to Canada and fulfill their dream, to live and work as a permanent resident.

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