Shadow minister expects Sean Fraser to present plan for temporary residents when Canadian Parliament resumes

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser was given a 120-day deadline to introduce a plan to expand permanent residence pathways for international students and temporary foreign workers.

A parliamentary motion called for Immigration Minister Sean Fraser to publish a plan to expand pathways to permanent residence for temporary residents. On May 11, Fraser was given 120 days to respond, a deadline which falls outside of the House of Commons’ sitting calendar. “If the government chooses to develop a plan as suggested in motion M-44, and if these changes to expand immigration pathways for temporary residents in Canada were to take form into a bill, it is within the House’s rules and practice to wait for the bill’s introduction and first reading before its content is being made public,” wrote Heather Bradley from the Office of the Speaker. “A minister would have to wait for a sitting of the House to introduce such legislation.” The Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Jasraj Singh Hallan from the Conservative Party, says he expects to see the plan tabled as soon as House resumes next week.