Why Start The Express Entry Process In 2021?
Canada has now committed to inviting more than 4,00,000 annually starting this year; more than one-quarter of the immigrants are ready to welcome Canada through the express entry system.
The immigration unit of Canada is now set to start the year positively. On Saturday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) organized one of the most generous express entry draw that too at the lowest CRS requirement. Overall, there were 27,332 candidates welcomed, who only require a minimum CRS score of at least 75. To get welcomed in Canada, candidates must be qualified for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Moreover, to the CEC-specific draws, IRCC also organizes programs mainly for the applicants who got a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). After the draw that took place on 13 February, the figures of ITAs issued is exactly triple of what it was in 2020 at the same time.
It is known that the express entry pool is unpredictable, but lately, Canada has planned to invite 108,500 newcomers through the express entry programs in the year 2021. Travel restrictions are the only barriers that are becoming an obstacle in accomplishing the Canada target of inviting newcomers in 2021. Recently, Canada’s immigration minister stated that the primary focus should be looking for multiple ways for temporary residents in Canada to transition to permanent residence.
If you are currently residing in Canada, now it is time for you to acquire your express entry system profile only if you are qualified. While your profile in the express entry pool, you can take some of the essential steps to enhance your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score by submitting new language test results or Educational Credential Assessment.
What if I am not in Canada?
As per the recent media release, it is found out that IRCC will invite skilled workers from outside Canada after the lifting of travel restrictions.
To maintain citizens’ safety, travel restriction is still imposed, and it will get eliminated only if the government feels like now there is no risk of spreading COVID-19. Recently Prime minutes committed that if any of the citizens require a COVID-19 vaccine, they will get one latest by the end of September 2021. You cannot say that restriction will get eliminated, but after the vaccine’s arrival, the people will take a breath of relief to a greater extent.
When you look for the perfect time to submit the express entry profile, always remember that the procedure can take few months from the point you choose to move to Canada, at the time when you are approved for permanent residence.
You can get into the pool through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), one of the most commonly used pathways for those living abroad, requiring language test results and an Educational Credential Assessment; its completion might take few months.
Once you receive an ITA, you have to apply for permanent residence within 90 days. Once you submit your application, the IRCC processing application will take up to six months.
Once your application is verified, you will acquire your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), which is sustainable until the medical exam or passport expiry. The travel restrictions presently restrict this process of the stage. Those COPR holders who were verified after March 18, 2020, are restricted from entering Canada. To cross the border and complete their landing, there can be reasons that they are exempted from the travel restrictions, such as arrival in Canada because of essential work or to meet the family. They will also be granted to enter Canada if they are coming from their home in the U.S.
There are some essential things to keep in mind while deciding to begin with the Express entry process from outside Canada. Canada has already committed this, so we can expect to see the sizeable express entry draw that too at lower CRS requirements. It depends on the number of people in the pool and how big the draws are. Canada signifies that you cannot travel now, but later on, the vaccines for the COVID-19 will roll out worldwide. It is just a thing of few times before the reopening of the borders.
At the time when the border will reopen, FSWP will play a significant role in accomplishing Canada’s target, as it commonly known as the top category of the express entry immigrants before the pandemic and has been one of the top categories of the skilled worker to Canada from the time when FSWP established in the year 1967. Under their 2021-2023 immigration plans, Canada committed to an invited a total of 4,00,000 immigrants every year with an average of 110,000 annually to reach Canada through the express entry system.