IRCC Propose Changes in Immigration Regulations
During the Thanksgiving weekend, some major changes have been announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) related to several regulations on immigration. These changes can be seen in the Forward Regulatory Plan 2016 – 2018. These changes will affect various immigration programs that are presently running.
No changes will be brought into effect by the Forward Regulatory Plan; rather the list contains anticipated regulatory actions or changes that IRCC wish to put into effect in the next two years. Some of the objectives for the change are as follows:
Changes in Rules Defining Dependent Children
IRCC wants to increases the upper age limit of dependent children that are accompanied by principal applicant. At present, unmarried child at or below 19 years of age can be included as dependent child. The aim of this change is to enable immigrants to bring in more children along with them. This change will also reduce the number of applications that are filed by a single family. The change has, however, not proposed any definite age.
Changes in Conditional Permanent Residence of New Spouses
At present, conditional permanent residence is granted to spouse who is married for less than two years or who does not have any child. In such circumstances, the spouse has to live in Canada for two years before they are granted permanent residence. Forward Regulatory Plan has not proposed any concrete change in this procedure; however, IRCC wants to reduce the vulnerability of arriving spouse.
Changes in Citizenship Act
The Liberal Party of Canada and the current Prime Minister had proposed to make changes in the Citizenship Act. The Forward Regulatory Authority is in plans to draft some changes in this regulation. The objective is to make it easy for permanent residents to become the citizens of Canada.
Changes in Live-in Caregiver Program
The Government of Canada made an announcement on November 30, 2014 that the Live-in Caregiver Program will be brought down. In place of this plan, two new programs will be put into force – the Caring for People with High Medical Needs Class and the Caring for Children Class.
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