Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, immigrants still seek to pursue different opportunities in Canada. The month of May saw a whooping 11,000 immigrants move to Canada. In case you’re wondering, most people moved from China, India, and the Philippines. The United States and Nigeria were also not left behind. Data from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) strongly indicates the numbers will grow, given that April had 4,000 immigrants arrive. Isn’t that good news if you are looking to migrate to Canada?
Before the pandemic, the application for permanent residency would range between 25,000-35,000. Additionally, the first months in 2020 showed a promising start which was cut short by COVID-19. Operations of the IRCC and other forms of government declined gradually in March and April. However, the current travel rules in Canada also favor immigration despite the pandemic.
What does this mean for you if you’re looking to migrate to Canada? If you had confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) before March 18, you can as well make the arrangements to travel to Canada! IRCC is able to process more immigration applications.
Additionally, more applications are still eligible for processing currently than at the start of the pandemic. And the good news? You can be a beneficiary of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), through which 3,000 immigrants came within May. The program marked the highest number of migrants moving to Canada.
Did you also know your spouse is also eligible for entry should you qualify? There were 2,000 arrivals in May based on spousal rights. You don’t have to worry about leaving your partner in your home country. He or she is exempt from Canada’s travel restrictions. The experience will only get better after the world pandemic surges.
Furthermore, if you are a skilled welcome you can gain residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). The programs had 1,300 immigrants arrive in May. Not to forget, the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is also another program through which you can get permanent residency in Canada.