On October 10, 2023, Immigration Minister Marc Miller stated that people of Venezuela, Haiti, and Colombia will now have a new Canada PR pathway.
Starting in the fall of 2023, up to 11,000 Colombians, Haitians, and Venezuelans who now reside in Central or South America or the Caribbean will be welcomed under this new humanitarian permanent residency pathway.
This route, though, will only be available to people who have Canadian relatives living abroad.
The principal applicant must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident’s kid (regardless of age), grandchild, spouse, common-law partner, parent, grandparent, or sibling in order to be eligible.
This is part of Canada’s pledge to accept 15,000 migrants from the Western Hemisphere under humanitarian conditions when Joe Biden visits the country in March 2023.
Additionally, successful applicants will get additional pre-arrival services from Canada, including a referral to a settlement provider organization in their chosen town and an employment skills assessment.
After it is formally launched, IRCC will release information about this new PR method to the public.