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e-3019 (Citizenship and immigration)

Initiated by Roxane Hatem from Montreal, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the House of Commons

  • We are a group of immigration applicants who have been living in Quebec for years;
  • We have been forced to prepare this petition because wait times have become extremely long, exceeding 30 months in some cases;
  • This situation is putting most of us at risk of losing our status and jobs; and
  • Our request is simple: we are asking to have our status regularized and to be compensated for the delay in processing times which are in no way consistent with the times that were announced.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the House of Common:
1. To grant a bridging open work permit (BOWP) to persons who have applied for permanent residence in Quebec until a final decision has been made;
2. To give us a realistic completion date and make a commitment to meet it;
3. Extend the validity of the medical evaluation for persons whose evaluation has expired. If that is not possible, the second medical evaluation is to be paid for by the Canadian government;
4. To include the delay in wait times in the citizenship calculation and propose reasonable compensation;
5. To issue an acknowledgement of receipt for applications submitted in 2019 and 2020.
Open for signature
December 3, 2020, at 4:05 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 1, 2021, at 4:05 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Alexandre Boulerice
Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie
New Democratic Party Caucus
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