Canada has eased policy restrictions to increase application
Last month, Canada’s federal immigration department released the latest rules on immigration policy, easing some policy restrictions to improve the rate of immigration applications.
Canada’s immigration, refugee and civil service says the adjustment will come into effect on June 1, 2018, and will benefit 75 percent of immigrants who may have been rejected because of medical regulations.
In the past, according to the Canadian immigration law, immigrant applicants may have been rejected for health reasons in three cases: a threat to public health in Canada;
Threats to public safety in Canada;
The applicant will spend too much money on Canadian medical services every year.
The Canadian government said the move was designed to protect Canadian public health and to reduce the burden on the Canadian medical system.
Those who are affected by physical and mental deficiencies that affect normal life and work, or those with infectious diseases, will refuse to issue visas.
But the Canadian government’s draconian immigration rules have long been controversial.
According to the Canadian immigration, refugee and civil service, about 1, 000 permanent and temporary immigration applicants are denied each year because of a physical failure.
Relax physical examination requirements and accept more applicants.
In order to uphold Canada’s pluralistic values, the federal immigration department decided to relax immigration requirements:
1. Raise the burden standard of the medical service system: from c $6655 / year to c $19965 / year;
2. Exclude some special projects from the evaluation scope so that more people with disabilities can meet the immigration medical standards.
In the future, the definition of “social services” will be adjusted in the bill, and “special education, personal support services, social and vocational rehabilitation services” will be removed.
The adjustment will help immigrant applicants with visual and hearing disabilities.
The Canadian government believes that helping immigrant applicants with disabilities is in line with Canadian values and their skills will contribute to Canada’s economic development.