PNP applicants who lost their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic will not lose their nomination until 2021

PNP Applicant - Canada

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the country, the Canadian government is taking positive & practical steps towards economic growth considering the problems as well as the solutions for their residents.

Few Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants have lost their jobs in this global coronavirus medical situation but IRCC has announced that they have time until 2021 to find a new job and they will not lose their nomination till then.

They have instructed provincial & territorial jurisdictions to keep paper-based PNP applications on hold (in the middle of September 17 and November 17) if the applicant has lost their jobs owing to COVID-19. To get eligible for such benefit, applicants must have been registered prior to March 18, 2020.

As per the announcement, such applications will be on hold until March 17, 2021, or until the applicant’s new job approval and a confirmed supportive nomination from the province or territory.

The provinces and territories are advised to notify the applicants who fall under the above-mentioned situations that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will keep their PNP application on hold.

Applicants will receive an email from IRCC in the coordination of the further process that how to submit additional documents once they get a request from the province or territory. In support of their nominations, applicants will be responsible to send a request that their application is put on hold through the province. People who face issues in understanding the process are requested to contact IRCC and respective teams will redirect them to the right party i.e the nominating province or territory.

Such newest announced measures are the symbol that shows the positive approach. Canada is promisingly moving forward and continuously welcoming immigrants, notwithstanding the provocation caused by a coronavirus. Immigrants are an asset to the growth of the Canadian economy and the government of Canada is planning the best possible ways to support their economy. The country plans considering the long term labour market requirements so that it can become stronger than usual with population growth support.

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