By CIC News |
Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently released their strategic plan for Asia and the Americas. IRCC has collaboration aims for countries in both regions, hoping to drive better immigration to Canada, increase collaboration with governments in these regions (particularly around the economy, and aid for refugees and asylum seekers), and promote Canada’s immigration pathways and (by extension) interests.
IRCC’s primary objective in Asia is migration management and refugee protection.
The region represents the greatest number of people who immigrate to Canada as permanent residents and citizens. Thus, IRCC is looking to take several measures with partner governments in the area to ensure that greater, and better quality, regular immigration can take place to Canada. Canada will look to expand regular immigration pathways from Asia, while ensuring the integrity of its selection system.
Additionally, Canada has made refugee support and protection a key objective; naming the Afghanistan situation, genocide in Xinjiang, China, and the Rohingya crises in Myanmar and Bangladesh as significant priorities to which it will look to support at-risk populations.