Immigration Canada to use Automation to help process privately sponsored refugee applications
The Canadian government has implemented automation tools to assist with processing privately sponsored refugee applications. This includes the use of electronic forms and the development of online portals for submitting and tracking applications. Additionally, the government has implemented machine learning algorithms to assist with the initial screening of applications, which can help to speed up the overall processing time.
The automation tools used to assist with processing privately sponsored refugee applications in Canada include the use of electronic forms which can be completed and submitted online, which reduces the need for paper-based documentation and can speed up the application process. There are also online portals available for both sponsors and applicants to use for submitting and tracking the status of applications.
The government also uses machine learning algorithms to assist with the initial screening of applications. This can help to identify potential issues or inconsistencies in the application and flag them for further review by government officials.
However, it is important to note that the final decision on refugee applications is still made by government officials, not by the machine learning algorithms. These tools are only used to assist with the initial screening and processing of applications, and human review is still required to make the final decision.
Additionally, the government has introduced the “Blended Visa Office-Referred” (BVOR) program which allows eligible groups of private sponsors to support newly arrived refugees by providing them with financial and emotional support for their first year in Canada. These refugees are selected by the Canadian government and matched with private sponsors who have agreed to provide support.