Canada Introduces Technology to Improve Work Permit Applications for Nigerians, Others

Canada Introduces Technology to Improve Work Permit Applications for Nigerians, Others

  • Canada is increasing the usage of automation technologies to fast-track Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWPs)
  • With this, work permit extensions and PGWP applications will be by their complexity
  • The country also said the tool cannot reject applications

To speedily process Post-Graduation Work Permits (PGWPs) and work permit extensions, Canada is increasing its use of automation technologies.

The new automated technologies will be utilised to help process work permit extensions and PGWP applications by their complexity.

A work permit is a legal document that formally grants permission for an individual to look for employment, secure employment, and generate revenue in a foreign nation.

According to a statement released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), this will help some applicants receive decisions more quickly.

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Automated tools are a part of IRCC's commitment to responsibly use technology to strengthen the immigration system for the benefit of all of its clients. Photo Credit: COROIMAGE, pixdeluxe
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Legit.ng earlier reported that Canada expanded visa-free travel to Caribbean countries. This was in addition to the 13 countries across Asia, Africa, and Central and South America recently announced.

Development to strengthen the immigration system

BusinessDay reports that the automated tools are a part of IRCC's commitment to responsibly use technology to strengthen the immigration system for the benefit of all of its clients.

It added that the tools are routinely reviewed to ensure that they function as intended and that this would also ensure that the outcomes are consistent with applications that receive a thorough human review.

It emphasised that only an IRCC officer has the authority to reject applications; automated systems do not reject or suggest rejecting applications.

Canada steps up immigration exercise.

As a result of its ageing population and declining birth rate, Canada has had to step up its attempts to draw in prominent, energetic immigrants by implementing immigration-friendly policies.

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The most significant number of open positions across all employment sectors—153,000—was reported in the health care and social support sector in April 2023, according to current job vacancy statistics from Statistics Canada.

The Canadian government launched an ambitious plan last year to welcome 500,000 immigrants annually by 2025, with over 1.5 million new arrivals in the following three years.

According to IRCC, the nation welcomed 437,120 Permanent Residents in 2022, a rise of over 8% from the total number of PRs in 2021.

For Nigeria, it increased to 22,130 last year from 15,595 the year before, a 41.9 per cent increase.

Top 3 scholarship opportunities Nigerian students can apply for in Canada

Nigerian students wishing to study in Canada often face the considerable challenge of paying school fees. The fees paid by international students in Canada are often vast and exorbitant, Legit.ng reported.

Due to the expensive school fees, many Nigerians who want to relocate to Canada for studies often seek scholarships to proceed.

The good news for those looking to explore this route is that there are many scholarship opportunities in Canada, and Nigerian students are qualified to apply. This article highlights just three of them, as listed by Scholarship Cafe.

Source: Legit.ng

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