As Covid related restrictions have eased in Canada, we are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel and beginning to return to a more “normal life”. This is certainly good news and I sincerely hope that things continue to move in the right direction.
In immigration news, while the Canadian government made it easier for temporary foreign workers to stay in Canada during the pandemic, new invitations to apply for Permanent Residence were paused, and the processing of overseas applications for federal high-skilled streams were negatively impacted during this time period. Sean Fraser, the Minister of Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), recently announced that Express Entry draws will resume shortly and new invitations for candidates to apply for Permanent Residence will begin in early July of this year. In anticipation of the upcoming draws, I want to encourage potentially eligible Permanent Residence candidates to prepare and/or update their online profiles to improve the chances of receiving an invitation to apply. Now is the time to make sure that your language proficiency exams and Educational Credential Assessments are up-to-date.
Here at Solutions, we look forward to assisting our valued clients in achieving their immigration goals. Please don’t hesitate to set up a consultation if you have any questions relating to the Express Entry Draws or any other immigration programs