Ministerial Instructions

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) of 2002 provides the legislative authority for Canada’s immigration program. IRPA contains various provisions that allow the Minister to issue special Instructions to immigration officers to enable the Government of Canada to best attain its immigration goals. Ministerial Instructions (MIs) are typically issued for limited periods of time, and can touch on a diverse range of issues, from temporary resident processing to federal skilled worker selection and application intake measures.

Types of Ministerial Instructions

Express Entry Application Management System

Economic immigration programs included, how to submit a profile, the ranking system, and steps to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry

Express Entry rounds of invitations

Date and time of the round, programs covered, and number of candidates invited to apply for permanent residency under Express Entry

Other immigration goals

Temporary measures, pilot programs and modifications to other temporary and permanent residency programs

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