IRCC has plans to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to screen and process immigrant files. The federal government will undergo a systemic expansion to implement AI on predictive analysis methods. They believe that understanding the trends of temporary residents will benefit the overall immigration process for the department.
There will be more emphasis on international students and temporary foreign workers. Mathieu Genest, a spokesman for immigration minister Ahmed Hussen said the new analytics program will help immigration officers’ triage online visa applications more efficiently. More importantly, the predictive analysis will also help identify the likelihood of temporary residents applying for permanent residency or citizenship, predict their application success rate, and the probability of thriving in the Canadian labour market.