Fraser announces new measures to modernize Canada’s immigration system

Exemptions from medical exams, online immigration applications, and more application status trackers are on the horizon for Canadian newcomers.

On September 1, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser introduced new online services across Canada’s immigration system, intended to improve client experience and reduce the backlogs. The pandemic highlighted the need for a modernized immigration system. From the IRCC processing centre in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Fraser announced the latest updates on how digitization is affecting operations at Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Here are the new developments for newcomers and future citizens.