February 11, 2022
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced measures to improve client experiences by modernizing the immigration system for Canadians and future Canadians on January 31, 2022.
IRCC is focusing on reducing processing times for applicants. The Government of Canada proposed $85 million to support additional staff to return to processing service standards in various programs. They are also introducing AI to process applications to speed up, however, the final decision will be made by officers.
There will be more online applications available for Permanent Residence applications. IRCC is making efforts to date have allowed average processing times for spousal sponsorship applicants to return to the service standard of 12 months for new applications.
They launched a new digital Permanent Residence Application Tracker, so that the applicants can keep track on their application process. For the initial launch, the tracker is available for Permanent Residence applicants in the spouse, partner and dependent child categories.
IRCC is working on providing new tools to additional applicant groups for applicants enable to keep track of their applications and any needed actions required to keep it moving as quickly as possible.
Yumi Ueda, LLB 【Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant】
埼玉県出身。法学部卒業。2003年カナダに移住。ブリティッシュコロンビア大学（UBC）移民法プログラム修了。カナダの様々な移民コンサルタント・弁護士事務所にて勤務。2007年より、大手法律事務所・Davis LLP(2015年よりDLA Piper LLPに統合）に勤務。2009年、カナダ政府公認移民コンサルンタントの国家試験に合格。2016年に移民コンサルタント事務所、YuPass Canada Immigration Inc.を設立。これまでに個人・企業を含め、世界28か国1,000人以上のビザ取得をサポート。Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants会員。
Originally from Saitama, Japan and immigrated to Canada in 2003. Graduated from the Immigration Practitioner program at University of British Columbia in 2005. Worked at an immigration division of Davis LLP (integrated to the world’s largest law firm DLA Piper) from 2007 to 2016. In 2009, passed the national exam of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), and became a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant. Established YuPass Canada Immigration Inc. in 2016. Has experience with assisting over 1,000 customers from 28 countries. Member of Canadian Association Of Professional Immigration Consultants.