Foreign workers should be eligible to apply for permanent residence prior to or upon arrival to Canada

The Government of Canada should also immediately address the backlog of permanent residence applications in a just and timely way. Its ability to process and settle 25,000 Syrian refugees in a matter of months shows that the capacity exists to process the 30,000 outstanding applications.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen, pictured in this file photo on the Hill. The Hill Times file photograph

PUBLISHED :Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 12:00 AM

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