Canada Introduces New Residency Option for Americas, Launching Fall 2023
Today, Canada’s Immigration Minister Marc Miller unveiled a novel residency opportunity for individuals from Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela.
Beginning in fall 2023, this program will offer a unique humanitarian residence opportunity, aimed at benefiting up to 11,000 individuals from Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela who currently reside in Central or South America or the Caribbean.
It’s important to note, however, that this program prioritizes those with deep familial connections in Canada.
Eligibility criteria include having a direct relation in Canada, such as a child (of any age), grandchild, spouse, common-law partner, parent, grandparent, or sibling who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
During President Joe Biden’s visit to Canada in March 2023, Canada expressed its dedication to open doors for 15,000 individuals from the Western Hemisphere based on humanitarian grounds.
Additionally, to assist in the smooth transition of the successful candidates, Canada pledges to offer value-added services before they arrive. These include a professional skills evaluation and a referral to a local community support organization to aid in their resettlement.
Once the program is set in motion, the IRCC promises to share comprehensive details with the public.