December 12, 2020

British Columbia has now invited  close to 9,000 immigration applicants to apply for a provincial nomination this year. 

British Columbia invited 256 immigration applicants to give an application for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held December 8. 

Invitations provided in this draw went to applicants enrolled in the Skilled Workers and International Graduates classes of the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP’s) Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams. 

Applicants in the Skills Immigration: Entry-level and Semi-skilled Workers classification were also invited.

The BC PNP Express Entry categories are open to applicants with a profile in the federal Express Entry system. The federal system manages  the pool of applicants for three of Canada’s main economic immigration programs — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The SI classification is for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are  in big demand  in the province of B.C. 

The at least score necessities in today’s draw  ranged among 77 and 97 for the five EEBC and SI classifications that were included. 

The Following is a breakdown of the at least scores:  

  • SI – Skilled Worker: 95
  • SI – International Graduate: 95
  • SI – Entry Level and Semi-Skilled: 77
  • EEBC – Skilled Worker: 97
  • EEBC – International Graduate: 97

In order to get an invitation through the EEBC applicants need to be enrolled under both the federal Express Entry system and B.C’s. Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). 

Candidates who get an invitation to give an application now have up to 30 calendar days from the date of invitation to present a complete application through the BC PNP Online enrollment system. An invitation to give an application doesn’t guarantee that candidates will be accepted for a nomination.

In order to be considered under the BC PNP, many applicants should have an indeterminate, full-time employment offer from an manager in the province who is ready to help them by the application process.​

Express Entry is the federal government’s application management system. Express Entry applicants are given points based on human capital factors, for example, age, work experience, education, and language proficiency in English or French. 

Express Entry applicants with a provincial nomination get an extra 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020

International students who want to get education in Canada need to get an admission before to give an application for a student visa. Following is the process to gain admission:

  • Choose the course and institution 
  • Fill and Submit the application form to the select institution or college online
  • Gain letter of acceptance from the education provider 
  • Get Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) 
  • Give application for the Student Visa 

Documents Required For The Offer Letter

  • Birth and Leaving Certificate
  • Passport size photographs
  • Passport
  • 10th & 12th Marksheet, Credit & Trial Certificates
  • Diploma’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate
  • ITI’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate
  • Bachelor’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate (Transcript if required)
  • Master’s Mark sheet, Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate (Transcript if required)
  • Work Experience Letter if needed
  • IELTS/PTE certificate

Visa Process

All the International students are needed to gain a Student Authorization and a Visa before going to Canada for studies and complete the requirements of the Canadian Immigration Regulations. The applicant giving an application for the visa has to give the authority a time of 2 months for the Visa to be processed.

Documents Required For Visa Application

  • Police Clearance Certificates and Medical Reports
  • Academic Certificates
  • Proof of Funds
  • Official letter of acceptance from a Canadian university, college or Technical Institute
  • College/University Fees Payment Receipt
  • G.I.C Payment Receipt or Education Loan Acceptance Letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Other related certificates

English Language Requirements

Programs English Test Score
Diploma programs IELTS – Overall band score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

PTE – Overall 45; no less than 36

Bachelor’s Degree IELTS – Overall band score of 6.0,

no less than 5.5 PTE – Overall 50; no less than 45

Graduate Diploma IELTS – Overall band score of 6.5

no less than 6.0 PTE – Overall 6.5; no less than 50

Master Programs IELTS – Overall band score of 6.5;

no less than 6.0 PTE – Overall 6.5; no less than 50


A student  planning to give an application under the Student Partners Program (SPP) process needs to buy a Guaranteed Investment Certificate (G.I.C.) account and deposit  CAD$ 10,200 as a evidence of their living expense for one year in their account.

After getting the Letter of Acceptance from the college, the student is required to process for the G.I.C., which takes about 10 to 15 working days.

Initially, the student requires to make a new email id with Scotia Bank. This process takes 4 to 5 days. After that the student needs to make an installment from his/her account through a wire move and pay CAD$ 10,200 and from that CAD$ 10,000 would be deposited in their G.I.C. furthermore, CAD$ 200 is deducted as an Administration charge by Scotia Bank. 

After the installment is complete, it might take up to 3 or 4 days for the money to gain credited in the G.I.C. account. 

The student requires to take a print of the receipt of installment in G.I.C. What’s more, the receipt should be self-attested in the file while during the application of the Visa process.

When the student  lands in Canada, they are required to open a Savings account in Scotia Bank where they will gain CAD$ 2000 immediately for their living expense and the remaining amount gets moved in their account  each alternate  month in equivalent payments for their living costs in the whole year.

December 3, 2020

British Columbia invited immigration applicants under its Tech Pilot and entrepreneur streams in this month’s first provincial draw.

B.C. invited  immigration applicants to give an application for a provincial nomination for permanent residence on December 1, 2020.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) provided 68 invitations through the Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration streams. 

Applicants were invited under the Skilled Worker, and International Graduate subcategories through the BC PNP Tech Pilot. Invited applicants need to have  employment offers in a qualified tech occupation to get the  nomination.

The minimum required score for successful applicants was 80 in all classes. 

The BC PNP also provided 11 invitations through its Entrepreneur Immigration stream. The at least score requirement for this draw was 121. 

B.C. holds draws by two Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) classes on a weekly basis.

To give an application for the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC classes applicants have to first make a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). 

Candidates are assessed and provided a score based on elements, for example, level of education, work experience,  expertise in English and place of job.

In case a candidate is affirmed, they can then utilize their provincial nomination to give application for permanent residence with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) under the PNP. 

Express Entry applicants who get a nomination  from British Columbia will be provided an extra 600 points toward their Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. 

The BC PNP is one of Canada’s PNPs. By these programs, provinces can nominate new immigrants who can live into the local labour market.

The BC PNP has conducted 25 technical draws since January, with least scores dropping from 90 to 80 points that have maintained consistent for a few months.

It should be noticed that BC continues to invite workers and graduates in non-tech occupations  on a regular basis as well. 

British Columbia’s high-development technology sector has developed much quicker in recent years due to the influx of international ability leaving U.S. technology centers, for example, Silicon Valley. This has been assigned, in part, to hard immigration and economic policies due to the that have prompted a time of vulnerability in the U.S. technology sector.

Besides its reputation for innovation and technological capability, British Columbia’s mellow atmosphere and proximity to U.S. markets are also elements that attract offices and laborers.

November 30, 2020

Report proposes there are 29 countries whose most famous destination  for moving abroad is Canada

Since a considerable lot of us are in lockdown, there has been an increase in Google finds for all sorts of search terms: “sourdough bread,” “yoga mats,” “how to make McDonald’s chicken nuggets, ”and “how to migrate to… ” enter dream destination.

A new report proposes that the most famous destination where individuals want to migrate overseas is Canada. The new study by Remitly examined the search volume of phrases related  to moving overseas and immigration in more than 100 countries.

Canada topped the list with an incredible 29 countries who want to migrate the North American countries. To place that into viewpoint, Japan held second spot with only 13 countries.

Spain came in third, followed by Germany, Qatar and Australia. The United States was ninth. 

With more than 100 immigration options, low joblessness rates and free universal healthcare, it is reasonable that Canada is famous among those who want to migrate overseas. At last, Canada is one of the most peaceful countries in the globe according to the Global Peace Index, where Canada is number 6th. 

So, which countries want to move to Canada?

Countries in Asia that are apparently interested moving to Canada incorporate the  following:

  • Azerbaijan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar

It might come as no shocking that India is added on the list. Indian nationals make up around a quarter of all migrants to Canada.

Among European countries, the most famous destination was Germany, with Canada second. The following countries are those that are most interested  in migrating to Canada: 

  • Belgium
  • France
  • Ireland
  • United Kingdom

Among North American nations, there were eight countries demonstrating interest in moving to Canada: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Mexico

The mainland that is most interested in migrating to Canada was Africa, with a total of 13 countries. Search them below:

  • Botswana
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Seychelles
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

How Remitly came up with the results

Remitly utilized Google search data to search out the monthly search volume, in each country in the globe, of terms that would probably be utilized by those who want to migrate overseas. For example, ‘move to [destination], ‘work in [destination] and live in [destination] were utilized. It is imperative to  note that Remitly considered find data in all languages.

The most searched for destination was viewed to be the most wanted destination for that country.

Canada provides more than 100 various immigration programs and has been inviting record levels of successful immigration applicants throughout the Covid pandemic to assist its economic recovery following the pandemic.

November 30, 2020

New immigration pathways and initiatives offer more options for Hong Kong residents who wish to live in Canada. 

Canada recently declared immigration measures to help Hong Kong residents and Canadians in Hong Kong. 

The new immigration initiatives have been started to attract Hong Kong students  and youth to Canada, offering them the opportunity to acquire a new work permit that opens the door to permanent residence.

Besides, advancement has been made to existing immigration programs that will assist Hong Kong nationals live in Canada, as well as the individuals who wish to begin planning for their appearance in Canada when the COVID-19 travel limitations are finally finished. 

New pathways for Hong Kong youth

A new program to be started soon will permit Hong Kong residents in Canada or abroad to give an application for an open work permit. Qualified applicants need to have graduated from post-secondary institutions inside the previous five years. The work permit will be legitimate up to three years and will permit Hong Kong residents and, youth in specifically, to come to Canada to obtain valuable work experience.

Two new pathways will be started in 2021, and they will lead to permanent resident status for Hong Kong residents in Canada. 

The first path will target Hong Kong residents who complete least language and education level qualification standard and have obtained Canadian work experience.

The government  will also quicken study permit applications for qualified Hong Kong youth who want to study in Canada. When they complete their studies, these students will have the option to give an application directly for permanent residence by the second pathway. 

Under these new programs, candidates will have the option to have spouses, accomplices and dependent kids residing in the country as part of their application. 

New measures for Hong Kong residents

Hong Kong residents in Canada applying for an extension of their stay are provisional exempt from the application processing fee.

The Government of Canada will also expand its advancement and enlistment efforts to attract Hong Kong youth to study in Canada. The immigration department will restart processing of International Experience Canada (IEC) applications for Hong Kong youth, which have been suspended due to the Covid pandemic. Hong Kong is one of the countries that has a Working Holiday Agreement with Canada, which permits Hong Kong residents can work for any employer in Canada. Indeed, even with travel limitations, people can travel to Canada under the IEC as long as they have a employment offer. 

Finally, Canada has allotted resources to quick up the processing of applications for permanent residence,  including family sponsorships. This is a measure that will profit candidates from Hong Kong. 

Canadian economic-class immigration programs

Express Entry is the most famous  pathway to Canadian permanent residence. Express Entry positions qualified candidates against one another based on human capital elements, and then invites the top-scoring candidates to give an application for permanent residency. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) gives applicants points based on their age, education,  language skills,  work experience  and other elements. 

Those from Hong Kong might be well placed to migrate to Canada through Express Entry due to their high level of education and English language expertise, which are especially valuable elements on the CRS. 

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) are another immigration option. Over than 240,000 individuals are anticipated to obtain Canadian permanent residence by PNPs between now and 2023. 

Family Sponsorship

One of Canada’s first immigration priorities is family reunification. There are several immigration programs in Canada that provides Canadians the chance to sponsor family members to come to Canada.

Canadians can sponsor their spouses or common-law partners from Canada or abroad. They can also bring their kid or other dependents by family sponsorship. 

Canadians can also sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence. One year from now, Canada purpose to acknowledge 30,000 applications by the Parents and Grandparents Program. 

IEC Working Holiday Program

Every year, the International Experience Class brings tens of thousands of individuals from over 30 countries to work in Canada. Hong Kong is one of the countries that has a Working Holiday Agreement with Canada, which permits Hong Kong residents to come to work in Canada and change employment and employment places after their arrival.  To be qualified to take benefit of this immigration channel, you should be  between 18 and 35 years old to give an application and a limited quota system is  present.


In reaction to the deteriorating condition in Hong Kong, Canada has executed a waiver of the 12-month pre- removal risk assessment rule for Hong Kong inhabitants. With this exemption, a few people who were beforehand ineligible may now be qualified for another appraisal prior to being taken out from Canada. Generally, people whose refugee claim is declined can’t again apply for at minimum one year from the date of the decision.

Moreover, Hong Kong inhabitants in danger of mistreatment who have fled to another country may also be qualified under Canada’s current resettlement programs, for example, the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program and the Government’s Refugee Assistance Program.

November 27, 2020
November 27, 2020

Canada is now offering citizenship tests online after the pandemic forced testing to cease in March.

Eight months after all citizenship tests were dropped, Canada is now making the test available online.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is  evaluating the new platform  over the next few months. During this time, online citizenship tests will first be presented to those whose tests were dropped because of the pandemic and the individuals who are on the waiting list.

IRCC will  invite more citizenship candidates to utilize the  platform after performance monitoring shows it works accurately. More individuals will probably be invited to give the test in the new year, CBC reports. 

Test-takers will need to affirm their identity by personal information, and take a picture of themselves and their ID documents with a webcam before the test starts. 

Citizenship candidates will have 21 days to finish the test, during a time that is easy for them. The system will take photographs of members during the test, which is a process that has been utilized to oversee other tests that have shifted online  during the pandemic, for example, bar exams, and law school admissions tests.

As per a media release, IRCC had been working on  modernizing the citizenship program before. Online testing was a part of this activity. 

What will the test format be like?

Much like the in-person tests, online tests will be 20 questions and members will require 30 minutes to finish them. 

IRCC said that individuals don’t have to contact the department,  those invited to give the test online, or their agent, will be informed by email.

There is also the option to wait to take the test face to face, however no date has been set yet for restarting this process.

85,000 or more people waiting for citizenship test

As per IRCC information, as of September 7, around 85,000 individuals were waiting to give the citizenship test.

The backlog in citizenship applications was the impetus for the team Advocates for Resumption of Canadian Citizenship Tests, who held showings in Toronto and Montreal in the beginning of November. Among one of the team’s calls to actions was the restart of citizenship tests. 

In a giving statement to CIC News, the team called the online testing initiative “a step in the correct direction” yet question whether or nor it will be adequate to address the necessities of tens of thousands of candidates in a timely manner.

As a component of the Citizenship Act, all citizenship candidates between ages 18 to 54 have to show knowledge on Canada in order to become citizens. Preceding 1994, this process was done by interview, which is still the case for candidates over age 55. 

Canadian citizenship gives migrants the option to vote and gain a  passport. It also gives numerous individuals a sense of belonging, and security.

November 25, 2020

The province is looking to attract  highly educated and highly skilled  newcomers to stay.

On November 18, Newfoundland and Labrador’s provincial government declared a new immigration pathway that will wish to maintain newcomers who are already in the province.

The new immigration pathway, Priority Skills Newfoundland and Labrador, under the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Nominee Program (NLPNP), will focus on highly educated and highly skilled applicants with work experience in specialized industries for such as technology. The program is anticipated to launch on January 2, 2021.

This move will try to address the province’s labour deficiency in certain high-development sectors. The new pathway comes as a reaction to employers’ growing demand for skilled and experienced workers, the province said in a media release.

Who is eligible for the Priority Skills pathway?

Masters or PhD graduates of Memorial University who graduated inside the previous three years related to information and communication technology, sea technology,  healthcare, agriculture and aquaculture.

Moreover, professionals with work experience in the following highly skilled high-demand  occupations will be think about:

  • Software Developer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • UI/UX Developer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • AI Developer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Python Developer
  • .NET Developer
  • Infrastructure Engineer
  • Security Specialist
  • Cloud Specialist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Computer Network Support

People are also needed to demonstrate their language expertise in English by taking one of the following language tests and scoring equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark level  5 or over. 

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS),
  • Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP).

Other ways to immigrate to Newfoundland and Labrador

The NLPNP is divided into five classifications: Express Entry Skilled Worker class, Skilled Worker class, International Graduate classification, International Entrepreneur classification and the International Graduate Entrepreneur class. 

The Express Entry Skilled Worker class permits the province to designate skilled workers through Canada’s  federal Express Entry system. Designated members need to have employment offers in the province.

The Skilled Worker class targets people who have obtained a employment offer from an employer in the province. This class also targets those who are already working in the province on a legitimate work permit. 

The International Graduate classification is for recent graduates who are holders of the Post-Graduate Work Permit. They should have an employment or an employment offer in the province.

The International Entrepreneur class is for the individuals who want to settle in the province and start or buy a business. Applicants are needed to operate their business for one year in the province before applying. 

The International Graduate Entrepreneur classification provides a pathway to permanent residence for international graduates who want to start or operate a business inside the province.

Besides these five classes, people who want to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador also have the option of giving an application by the Atlantic Immigration Pilot. To qualify, applicants should also have an employment offer in the province.

About Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is Canada‘s easternmost province with two separate land masses: Labrador is associated with territory Canada, and Newfoundland is an island. 

The province has a developing economy, because of its energy and resources boom. Crucial industries in the province incorporate financial services, healthcare, mining, fishing, oil production and manufacturing.

Most of the populace live in the provincial capital of St. John’s, one of the oldest cities in North America that progress a rich history. The city also has an fantastic architectural landscape, with buildings that have a very different look from  from other cities in Canada.

November 17, 2020

New portal permits employers to have direct access to potential applicants already in Québec or abroad and to benefit from personalized help offered by an immigration advisor.

A new feature of the Employer Portal permits businesses to recruit migrant employment  candidates in Quebec and abroad utilizing information from the Arrima system.

Quebec’s Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, Nadine Girault, made the declaration on November 5. 

It was also on that date that the new usefulness of the Employer Portal, a service provided by the Quebec Ministry of Immigration, was made available to businesses.

Drawn to facilitate the choice of the individuals who best complete current labour market needs in the province, the new feature will permit businesses to go legitimately to the ministry’s website,consult the profiles of immigration applicants, offer them employment and assist to start the immigration process.

Organizations registered in the Registraire des Entreprises Québec (Enterprise Register) will have the option to select migrants or individuals from ethnocultural minorities set up in Quebec, international students who have graduated  from Quebec with a post-graduate work permit, or provisional or permanent  workers from overseas. 

“By making profiles of immigration applicants available to organizations, they can more rapidly identify  the individuals who best complete their labour needs,” the Ministry of Immigration, Francization and Integration (MIFI) wrote in an email to CIC NEWS. 

“The navigation in the Portal is ergonomic and permits the organization to see results that are shown in real-time when it chooses its different find standard.Besides, the interface permits clients to save and download their find results and identify their favourites so they can rapidly contact them.” 

When there is a match among employers and immigration applicants, organizations will also have the option to take advantage of personalized assistance service to assist them select the correct immigration program and go through the different steps included. This personalized  help program is provided by the department’s  territorial immigration and international recruitment consultants and is available in all administrative  areas of Quebec. 

The Employers’ Portal is a free service that has been operating since June 27, 2019. “Since that time, an organization can get personalized and local help by a Ministry consultant to get to the Employers’ Portal. The new form of the Employers’ Portal, which incorporates an interface permitting organizations to find freely, has been open since November 5, 2020,” the MIFI said. 

To get to the employers’ portal, organizations have to firstly make a profile in Arrima, Quebec’s online Expression of Interest, the management system,after which they will have the option to appeal for online help.When this application has been presented, organizations will get a personalized  reaction from a Ministry counselor within five working days.Once this step has been finished and access obtained, organizations will have the option to lead free research, store the outcomes and contact applicants.

The MIFI wrote although the portal will make it feasible to more rapidly identify the individuals who best complete their work needs, it “won’t accelerate the immigration process under a provisional or permanent immigration program.

The included characteristic on the portal is basically an enrollment instrument drawn to address the province’s long-standing labour shortages and to make sure economic recovery post-COVID-19. 

“Intensifying efforts to enroll international ability is a need for our government and is a vital part of a strong economic recovery,”said Minister Girault in a press release.

“With the launch of the Employers’ Portal online interface secured for businesses, as well as the resumption of international enrollment activities, the government is acting proactively.We are helping businesses more effectively and working in a more targeted manner.”

On October 29th, Girault presented the 2021 Quebec Immigration Plan before the National Assembly. Quebec intends to welcome up to 47,500 new migrants in 2021, to which will be added 7,000 migrants from an anticipated 2020 deficiency.The province won’t have the option to arrive at the immigration levels it has set for itself this year due to the effect of the Covid pandemic on immigration to Quebec.

November 16, 2020

Some significant guidelines for international students en route to Canada are now  available on the official website.

The federal government has delivered a guide for international students who are coming to Canada, and exploring travel limitations. 

It’s called “COVID-19:  guide for international students in Canada coming from abroad.” The government outlines the roles and duties of DLIs, provinces and regions and the government of Canada in supporting international students.

The guide is aligned with health advice from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Here are some of the main points. International students can see the guide on the official webpage.

What to know before coming to Canada

Any international student or their following family members with symptoms of COVID-19 won’t be permitted to board their flight. In case symptoms appear after coming in Canada, a health  Canada officer will play out a screening and the person may not be permitted to enter, or moved to a hospital for a medical inspection. 

International students are permitted to come to Canada to go to school at an organization that has a Covid readiness plan. The list of approved  establishments are kept up-to- fresh on the official webpage.

International students require a study permit or study permit approval, however this isn’t a travel  permission in and of itself. Once the travel permission has been granted IRCC will speak with students. This approval might be cancelled if there are any changes in conditions at their school, or the province or region. 

To be offered admittance to come to Canada, international students need to tell the border services officer that they are entering Canada for non-optional purposes, and that they are studying at one of the approved DLIs, beside other requirements. In case they don’t complete these requirements international students might be denied entry.

Immediate family members might be permitted to go with international students. This would incorporate students’ life partners, subordinate kids, or their lawful parent or guardian if they are a minor. Family members  should also show border officers that they are travelling for a non-discretionary, non-optional cause, for example, helping the student get set up in Canada. 

Quarantine plans

International students and their accompanying family members must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. They are required to wear a mask or face covering during travel, including to their place of quarantine.

Before coming to Canada students need to create a quarantine plan. Border officers will also think about this plan, when deciding whether the student can enter the country. 

While in quarantine, students ought to guarantee that they have individual housing, and that they surveillance themselves for symptoms. They ought to stay away from public and shared spaces. They also have to arrange to approach fundamental necessities like food and medication. Besides physical distancing,  they require to ignore contact with individuals who are at higher danger for serious ailment, for example, older adults, and people with underlying medical conditions, or who are immunocompromised.

Spots with shared living housing, for example, hostels, are not acceptable  for quarantine or segregation. International students living with other individuals, for example, with a host family or homestay supplier, will be required to self-isolate from other individuals in the housing or home. This implies having a separate bedroom and washroom if conceivable. It also implies physical separating from other household individuals and frequently disinfecting surfaces.

Minors should also go through mandatory quarantine. Parents or guardians have to guarantee that proper arrangements have been made for their kid before they leave for their home country.

Additionally, international students are asked to affirm their qualification for health-care coverage and Canada. In case they are not covered, they can gain private insurance that incorporates COVID-19 coverage before takeoff. 

The punishments for breaking quarantine can incorporate a fine of up to $750,000, and six months in prison. In case somebody causes bodily harm or danger of immediate death because of breaking quarantine, they can be fined up to $1 million, and face punishment of up to three years.

October 21, 2020

ANALYSIS: Despite the Covid pandemic, Canada is on target to break its Express Entry record. 

Canada is on pace to provide 100,000 or more Express Entry invitations in 2020. 

This would be momentous, considering the negative effect that COVID-19 is having in Canada and around the globe. 

Before Canada forced travel limitations in March 2020, immigration minister Marco Mendicino declared the country would target 341,000 new perpetual resident admissions  in 2020. 

Actually, Canada’s Immigration levels Plan 2020-2022 set an objective to welcome 91,800 migrants to Canada by Express Entry. 

Express Entry is the fundamental way Immigration, Refugees and Canada (IRCC) arranges economic class immigration applications. The economic class accounts for almost 60% of all new migrants welcomed by Canada every year. 

By the center of March, Canada acknowledged it was required to actualize particular measures to control the Covid, which meant limiting entry into the country. This has consequently in notable uncertainty for the immigration system. In April 2020, Canada’s immigration levels plummeted, and they still remain less.

Furthermore, numerous people who have previously acquired affirmations of perpetual residence (CORPs) can’t go to Canada right now for a different causes. For example, certain people have ended COPRs and can’t go to Canada. Besides, individuals who received their COPR after March 18 are presently prohibited from coming to Canada because of travel limitations. 

However, the continuing Express Entry draws that have occurred on a bi-weekly premise since the beginning of the pandemic have been a pleasant astonishment.

Though there was conviction toward the beginning of the pandemic that Express Entry draws might be temporarily stopped or they would see less invitations provided, the specific inverse has happened. 

Rather, we are seeing record-breaking Express Entry draws with Canada vehemently showing it still plans to welcome high levels of immigration after the pandemic is finished. 

On October 14, Canada held its biggest Express Entry draw ever. 

The draw marked one of only two opportunities which Canada provided Invitations to give application (ITAs) for permanent residence to 4,500 Express Entry applicants. These applicants will presently have the option to apply for permanent residence and, in case they are abroad at that time, these  applicants will  have the option to live a life in Canada once Covid travel limitations are finished for COPR holders. 

Up until now, Canada has provided 82,850 Express Entry ITAs this year. Recently, draw sizes have seen  among 3,900 and 4,200 invitations provided on every draw. 

In case things work out as per to plan, IRCC will also manage Express Entry draws on October 28, November 11, November 25, December 9, and December 23. 

In case IRCC invites 3,900 applicants in every one of the remaining five Express Entry draws by 2020, then it will provide a total of 102,350 invitations by the last of this year.

Even if draw sizes are little, and IRCC provides an average of 3,500 ITAs per draw, Canada will still now surpass 100,000 ITAs by the last of 2020.

So, what does this all mean?

Once more, it shows Canada is committed to welcoming more migrants to help its economy, in spite of the  disruptions  reasoned by COVID-19. 

It also demonstrates that IRCC trusts it will have the option to process permanent residence applications within a suitable period of time. IRCC’s processing criteria for Express Entry is 6 months or less for 80% of applications.

Any may also read in the middle of the lines and accept that the bigger draws are an indication that IRCC expects successful applicants will have the option to enter Canada in 2021, otherwise, what is the advantage of inviting them to apply for permanent residence right now?

Another chance is that IRCC is holding bigger draws since Canada has temporarily decreased its refugee intake because of the pandemic. Canada was planning to welcome almost 50,000 refugees in 2020 but this will no longer be the situation.

The bigger draws may also be a function of other economic class programs, for example, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Quebec’s immigration programs, and other federal programs, also decreasing short of their immigration goals in 2020 because of COVID-19. 

One thing is without a doubt. That is, IRCC will furnish us with a more clear image of their Express Entry goals when they declare their 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan at the last of October. 

Given the current record-breaking Express Entry draws, it appears to be progressively likely that Express Entry and overall immigration goals will remain high in 2021 and beyond.

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