Updated: Mar 14
On October 30, 2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) released the Notice – Supplementary Information for 2021-2023. For the next three years, the Immigration Level Plans welcome new permanent residents of 401,000 in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2021.
The Government of Canada Publications published the 2020 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration. According to the 2019 Immigration Data IRCC issued 5,774,342 travel documents to visitors, workers and students. In addition, Canada admitted 341,180 permanent residents. Hence, a total of over 5.8 million non-permanent and permanent residents accounted for over 80% of Canada’s population growth.
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Section A21.1 laid out the persons authorized to represent Canada's federal and provincial government. As of the year-end 2020, The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC) has a registry of 6744 RCICs (Annual Report 2020). Also, the CBA Law Section (https://www.cba.org/Sections/Immigration-Law) reported over 700 lawyers practicing immigration law. Hence, only approximately 8,000 immigration practitioners in Canada acted as authorized representatives to over 5.8 million newcomers to Canada in 2019.
Given the limited licensed immigration practitioners, bogus recruitment of foreign workers and international students has become prevalent. Many education agents and Designated Learning Institutions (DLIs) who are not licensed to provide immigration advice target the susceptible global student market and promise them employment and permanent residency pathways. They placed students to the DLIs that could not confer Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP), resulting in increased illegal immigration and employment.
The Expert Collective team of licensed practitioners conjoined to respond to the increasing illegal recruitment issue. Its paramount objective is to raise the awareness of the vulnerable foreign nationals intending to visit, study, work or immigrate to Canada. The Canadian Immigration and Canadian Labor Market Systems are complex. Hence, only trained and regulated professionals are authorized to provide immigration, employment and student placement advice and assistance.
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