Why Is Demand Strong For Canada’s Six New Immigration Programs?

Canada's Six New Immigration Programs

As per the recent announcement, Canada met with great fanfare.

Six overall streams are launching by IRCC or Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada on 6th May. It will give PR to up to 50,000 essential workers as well as 40,000 graduates. These programs further closed on November 5, and if when we meet the quotas, this happens first. As such, there is no quotas for French-speaking applicants.

Canada generally rationale for the program as it wanted to transition as many countries as possible. Now, the PR supports its 4,01,000 new immigrant target for 2021. Those people living in Canada can easily get the PR, as they are not subject to the same COVID related travel restrictions that the Immigration candidates Abroad usually faces. Also, the government believes that the high level of immigration supports Canada post-pandemic economic recovery.

As the requirement for immigration applicants in Canada to create an English-language examination is a primary sign of the matter level in the details.

Those people who wish to get the PR Canada under the economic class complete the French or English language test. IRCC further approved this. The requirement for English or French takes place as it is the mother tongue and if you have lived, worked, studied in a French or English speaking environment.

CELPIP and IELTS noticed their website following the announcement of the new programs. The language testers should keep up with the demand to protect the safety and health of the staff and test-takers during the Pandemic time. IRCC does not consult the streams to announce it further CELPIP, and IELTS will not offer enough tests and meet the demand in time.

The other way to measure the demand for new programs is to check out the detailed info that the IRCC provides on the government’s open data portal. All these programs are open to those who have a state that is valid to operate in Canada. This is why look at the IRCC’s work and study the data permit to give a better sense than expected on 6 May.

Considering the number of work and study permit holders currently in Canada. Canada has many people that hold the permit as of 31 December 2020.

717,000 IMP work authorization holders. The International Mobility Program allows foreign nationals to take a work permit in Canada that does not need a Labor Market Impact Assessment (the federal government uses the LMIA to assess how the hiring of a foreign national will affect workers in Canada);

77,000 TFWP work permit holders. Those who come under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program need a certain LMIA to be available to work in Canada;

530,000 study permit holders.

The sum of work and study permit holders currently in Canada

The total shifts nearly 1.5 million work and study permit holders in Canada when the programs launch May 6. It is related to pressure. However, this total exceeds the number of people competing for the six new permanent resident programs.

IRCC or anyone else cannot provide a specific number on the amount of interest for the streams. Reasons include:

There is duplication between the permit numbers due to people transitioning between levels (e.g., a graduate transitioning from a study grant to a PGWP)

Not all these people are involved in petitioning for permanent residence;

Some have previously obtained permanent residence or have proposed immigration applications. For example, we know 52,708 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates have been asked to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry in 2021. IRCC expects some 90 per cent of these applicants to live in Canada. Hence, we can decrease this figure from the total.

The same can be assumed for the additional permit holders currently in Canada who are working through the migration method (e.g., the partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents living here while IRCC prepares their in-land support form);

Some are not available to apply following the new streams. For example, they do not hold eligible work experience or will not get their IELTS or CELPIP test results in time. On the other hand, perhaps they will not finish their Canadian program before the new programs close;

Others should consider they left Canada or their grants that are no longer valid.