Express Entry is the most reliable system aimed at helping the IRCC in managing skilled worker applications. Applications are mainly received through the three Canadas Economic Immigration Programs, including:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class and
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Canada also employs the Provincial Nominee Program as a significant way of welcoming skilled workers into the country. The PNP program targets workers with the necessary education, skills, and experience that align with Canada’s economic needs. The program has also occurred several times during the pandemic, and Ontario, which is Canada’s largest Province, held a draw earlier this week. In total, all Canada’s provinces issued over 3000 provincial nominations this October.

More Immigration Levels Despite the Pandemic

For the first time since 1998, Canada is bound to issue less than 200000 new permanent residents this year. Nevertheless, the immigration system has remained steadfast in its operation, and new applicants can enter the Express Entry pool. The candidates can also submit their applications through the PNP as well as other economic class programs following the availability of English tests, including IELTS and CELPIP.

Also, with the ongoing operations of such organizations as World Education Services, candidates who can acquire their COPRs can anticipate entering Canada. However, they have to be exempted from the travel restrictions or await the modification or lifting of the travel restrictions. This is a most likely occurrence following the widespread distribution of the Coronavirus vaccine.

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