IRCC introduced an automated tool for the IEC work permit processing. The idea behind the launch of an automated tool is to encourage expedited approval and enhance the experience for young professionals.
IRCC introduced an automated tool for IEC work permit processing
The new tool will evaluate applications according to their difficulty level and grant eligibility for regular applications. As a result, we will witness increased efficiency by making expedited decisions for certain applicants.
The triage feature of the IEC work permit deals with most of the routine and administrative labor involved in organizing applications and reaching conclusions.
The tool classifies the applications through the parameters established by experienced IRCC officials. These parameters exist based on the program’s legislative and regulatory criteria. Officers with expertise and other potential further receive files to proceed with processing.
In addition, the automated tool’s eligibility sorts the regular applications that are further sent for a final decision. This implies that the officer must determine if the applicant is admissible to Canada.
However, the new tool doesn’t have any authority to decide about the final result of an application. It will solely depend upon the IRCC officer to reject or refuse an application. The tool only checks the eligibility of an application, and if it doesn’t get approval, then an officer might review it manually.
IRCC’s dedication to technology and its usage
IRCC is dedicated to using technology to enhance the immigration system.
Additionally, the IRCC is firm about creating and implementing data-driven technologies in an ethical manner that complies with human rights and privacy laws.
A program evaluating IEC work permit applications has undergone an algorithmic impact assessment (AIA). Furthermore, this evaluation builds on Canada’s Treasury Board Directive on Automated Decision Making.
The AIA rated the systems’ effect level as moderate. Several precautions also take place to reduce any potential hazards. These precautions include reviewing the tool’s design for privacy and security. Moreover, it consists of assessing any possible discriminatory effects and the power of officers to override the tool’s judgment.
What is the IEC?
The International Experience Class program allows young people from other countries to work in Canada. Adolescents from more than 30 nations are eligible to apply for an open work permit, enabling them to work in Canada for any business.
Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) are not necessary for work permits granted under the IEC.
To qualify for the IEC program, applicants need to be able to:
- Labor Market Impact Assessments (LMIAs) are not necessary for work permits granted under the IEC.
- Own a passport and be a citizen of one of the aforementioned nations or reside in a territory where Canada and the other country have a bilateral youth mobility arrangement;
- Possess a passport that is valid for the whole time they will be in Canada. The work permit’s validity cannot exceed the passport’s validity,
- Belong to the age group between eighteen and thirty-five (the maximum age varies depending on the applicant’s citizenship country) at the time of application;
- Upon arrival, possess the equivalent of $2,500 CAN to assist with startup costs.
- Possess the ability to purchase health insurance for the length of their visit. Participants may need to provide proof of this insurance at the Canadian border;
- Be eligible to enter Canada;
- Possess the funds to buy a departure ticket for the conclusion of their approved stay in Canada or possess a round-trip ticket ahead of departure,
- Not have any dependents with them, and
- Cover the relevant costs.
Each country may have different age and qualifying restrictions.
Do you have any queries on the International Experience Class Program? Get in touch with our immigration representatives at MakeHomeCanada by writing to us at [email protected].