Happy Spring to everyone! I know that the last 12 months have been challenging for everyone, but there are hopeful signs that if we practice a little more patience and vigilance we can start to feel more optimistic about the future. While immigration, like all areas, has been greatly impacted by the global pandemic, the Canadian government has been consistent in its messaging regarding the high priority of immigration to our country.
In his Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, highlighted an objective of 401,000 new immigrants for 2021 of which more than 25% would by processed through Express Entry programs. In February, to help catch up on achieving its immigration goals, an unprecedented 27,332 invitations were processed for those who had profiles in the Canadian Experience Class of Express Entry. While the majority of those invitations were for applicants already in the country with temporary status, this reinforced the importance of eligible individuals creating an Express Entry profile. Even if your CRS score might not be high enough for current selection, you can always improve that score through steps, such as improving your language proficiency, while having a current profile. Please do not hesitate to call our office if you’d like to discuss this in more detail.
I want to thank our clientele again for all of your support in the last year and wish you all the best during this busy holiday time of Nowruz, Easter, Passover, Holi and Ramadan.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” — Anne Bradstreet