Canada has revealed a plan to expand the number of international students & foreign workers eligible for permanent residency
The recent immigration policy gives temporary workers more opportunities to become permanent residents in areas with a persistent labour shortage.
The country aims to modernise the Express Entry system wherein flexibility will be given to immigration procedures.
This will be in regard to points awarded for work experience, education, language proficiency, and job offers.
Canada will also investigate more effective ways to transport crucial personnel in high demand, like doctors, by lowering barriers.
Pilot programmes will be improved to assist persons working in the agri-food sector and professionals in-home care.
This comes as Canada plans to cover its massive visa backlog of 2.7 million applications by the end of 2022.