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Immigration Minister Declares Intention to Have More in-Canada Immigration Draws

On Thursday March 21st, Immigration Minister Marc Miller declared his intention to pursue more “domestic draws” for temporary residents already in Canada who are candidates for permanent residence (PR).

“Draws” reference PR selection rounds through pathways like Express Entry managed programs, wherein candidates from a pool are chosen based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores—or for specific professional experience or French language ability—and issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for PR.

The Minister’s comments came as part of an expansive announcement on managing temporary resident levels in Canada to help ease pressures on the country’s critical support sectors (like housing, healthcare, and others). Temporary residents are defined as those living or working in Canada on a non-permanent basis including foreign nationals on a work or study permit who reside in Canada.

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