CIMM - Budget 2021 - June 2, 2021

Key messages

Supplementary messages

Delivering a modern immigration platform

Maintaining temporary resident processing capacity

Enhancing client service and support

Enhancing supports to those facing barriers

Streamlining Express Entry

Supporting facts and figures

IRCC-led items that received support:

Digital Platform Modernization
(Phase 3)
$428.9M to IRCC over five years, starting in 2021-2022, with $398.5M remaining amortization
Maintaining Temporary Resident Processing Capacity $19.6M to IRCC for 2021-2022
Enhancing Immigration Service and Support (Client Support Centre) $74.4M to IRCC over three years, starting 2021-2022
Support for newcomers and refugees experiencing gender-based violence $2.0M to IRCC over five years, starting in 2021-2022
Racialized Newcomer Women Pilot Program $15.0M to IRCC over two years, starting in 2021-2022
Accelerating Pathways to Permanent Residence No funding, but Budget 2021 reiterates the introduction of the time-limited pathways to permanent residence for foreign nationals already in Canada (including recent international graduates and workers in essential occupations, such as health care or other critical sectors).
Streamlining Express Entry No funding, but Budget 2021 supports amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to provide the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship with authority to use Ministerial Instructions to help select candidates through the Express Entry System.

Items led by other government departments, through which IRCC received funding:

Response to the Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis

$80.3M over two years, starting in 2021-2022, to GAC and IRCC

  • $3.8M over 2 years, starting in 2021-2022, for IRCC
Youth Employment and Skills Strategy

$109.3M for 2022-2023

  • $16.3M in 2022-2023 for IRCC
Enhancing the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

$110.7M over three years, starting in 2021-2022, to ESDC and IRCC

  • $8.5M over three years, starting in 2021-22 for IRCC


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