Immigration Plans: Enhancing In-Country Selection Programs in Canada

On March 21, 2024, Immigration Minister Marc Miller unveiled initiatives to expand "in-country selection programs" for temporary residents seeking permanent residency in Canada. These programs, including selection through the Express Entry system, evaluate candidates based on factors such as Comprehensive Ranking System scores, professional backgrounds, or proficiency in French. The primary objective of this announcement is to ease pressure on vital sectors like housing and healthcare by concentrating on candidates already residing in Canada. This proposed move is expected to open up new avenues for temporary residents to obtain permanent residency, thereby improving overall immigration outcomes. Moreover, it is a strategic step to meet immigration targets without adding new individuals to the economy, thereby alleviating pressure on critical support sectors.

If you wish to learn more about recent changes in Canada's immigration policy, refer to our previous article "Immigration Empowers: Canada's Newcomers Drive Employment Surge."