Posted on May 19 2022
Canada’s immigration department has confirmed six months processing time for the new Express Entry applications.
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Before the pandemic, the government of Canada aimed to process most of the applications under the Express Entry immigration within six months.
The applicants of the Non-Canadian Experience Class have been waiting for more than 20 months for the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to settle their permanent residence applications.
The most recent news of the IRCC has confirmed that it will be processing the latest applications of the Express Entry within six months. This will come into effect once the IRCC continues issuing invitations to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), CEC, and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates in early July.
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Express Entry in early July is essential news for many reasons. The Express Entry is a primary gateway through which IRCC has welcomed skilled workers to Canada. The invitations for permanent residence have been paused since December 2020, whereas the CEC candidates haven’t received an invitation since September 2021, which will resume in July.
FSWP stood as the main gateway through which Canada invited skilled immigrants from 1967 until the pandemic began. In contrast, the CEC estimated that one-third of the record-breaking 405,000 immigrants landed in Canada in 2021.
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Resuming the draws is considered welcome news for Canadian employers. More immigrants are invited to meet the needs of the labor market and address the worker shortages. According to Canadian statistics, over 800,000 job vacancies and the lowest employment rate has been recorded in Canada.
Express Entry is gaining back its form by processing the most recent applications within six months, opening doors for the employers to access their talent shortly and standing as a backbone in supporting the economic recovery of Canada that was affected by the pandemic.
Compared to the other 100 economic class immigration pathways that exceed six months, Express Entry is the fastest way for skilled workers to get Canadian permanent residence.
Major advantages for the candidates who enter the Express Entry pool before July:
Express Entry will continue playing an integral role in Canada’s immigration system and the economy as we look ahead. Starting from 2024, IRCC is looking forward to welcoming over 110,000 Express Entry immigrants to Canada.
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