CIMM: Processing delays relate to discrimination

Citizenship and Immigration Committee
Sept. 27th, 2022
5:20 p.m.


Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC
NDP

Thank you very much for that clarification.

With regard to another area, the impact of processing delays, we heard that there are discriminatory practices in certain countries and certain regions. For example, for Quebec, for francophone African applicants, oftentimes they actually get rejected.

Ms. Launay, in your experience through your work, do you have specific regions that you're concerned about with regard to processing delays?



Claire Launay
President, Le Québec c’est nous aussi

Yes.

Western Africa in general has seen worrying levels of rejections. I think IRCC has the numbers, but between 70% to above 80% are rejections, specifically for study permit applications. Obviously, because these are francophone countries, most of the students were bound to go to Quebec.



Jenny Kwan Vancouver East, BC
NDP

To address that issue and these specific regional issues—although I could name other countries, too—what is your recommendation for the government to address that situation, specifically for Quebec?



Claire Launay
President, Le Québec c’est nous aussi

I think it all comes to allocation of resources. Again, we don't have enough visa offices and processing centres—

 

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