In July 2019 IRCC annouced a Public Policy that would allow 500 out-of-status construction workers in the GTA to apply for permanent residency to be implemented by the Canadian Labour Congress.
The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) only started accepting applications in September of 2019. We submited our clients application on day one of the CLC application process.
Then CLC announces they are sending candidates to IRCC on January 5th 2020. Yet my client only gets informed on May 1st 2020 that their application has been approved by CLC and sent to IRCC on todays date. I should be happy for my clients who have been working without authorization for years waiting for todays news for nine scary months.
Being scared that all during that time (those nine long months) that a knock would come at the door by CBSA Officers and end my clients stay in Canada was so stressful to a family that is well established was nightmarish. How long will we have to wait to get Edmonton CPC to finalize their application?