With a strong start, Canada intimates Immigrants to process Express Entry Application in 2021

  • March 15, 2021

IRCC came up with an incredible number of invitations holding 27,332 applicants, with the lowest ever CRS score requirement of 75 points. However, the candidates invited were required to be eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Inclusive of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), candidates invited under this draw held on February 13, 2021, the Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued were recorded to be more than triple as compared to 2020.

Moreover, while taking into consideration the current travel restrictions, they seem to hinder achieving the set targets. Over this, the Immigration Minister emphasizes on focusing over discovering new pathways for temporary residents in Canada for their transition to permanent residence. Therefore, if you currently in Canada now is the right time to check the eligibility and submit your profile in the Express Entry System. Being in Canada, you have the privilege to work on improving your CRS scores by submitting fresh language test results or Educational Credential Assessment, while you are waiting for an ITA with your profile in the pool.

On the other side, if you are currently not in Canada, the most appropriate step to take ahead is sought the international language test and an Educational Credential Assessment. These processes may individually take a few months to complete. Till the travel restrictions have been placed in order to ensure safety measures, the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on keeping his promise states that everyone in Canada will be provided with the Covid-19 vaccine by September 2021. Hence, when looking for the best time to apply for the Express Entry pool, you need to consider over six months. Elaborating further, after applying in the Express Entry pool, if you receive an ITA, you need to submit your application for permanent residence in next 90 days. Further, you need to take an average of six months for IRCC to process your application from the date of submission.

Moving ahead, if you receive an approval, you maybe then offered your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), which will be valid until your passport expiration date or your medical examination. Canada, in its efforts for immigrants, has never failed to fulfill its own targets or the immigrants’ expectations. Based on the current Express Entry updates, Canada makes it clear that now may not be the time to travel to the country, but the coming months are going to bring a range of opportunities for a lot of foreign nationals. Canada is set to welcome a hefty number of applicants once the vaccines circulated across the globe and the easing up of international travel restrictions.

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