Canada Immigration News, June 14, 2020 – A huge drop in landed immigrants
There is no doubt COVID-19 has had a significant impact on immigration to Canada. On the one hand, the number of landed immigrants has dropped significantly. On the other hand, the federal and provincial governments are trying to invite more people to immigrate. Of course, the latter focuses mostly on people who are already working or studying in Canada. This Canada Immigration News discusses some good and bad news from the world of immigration to Canada.
Immigration News: Invitation to Apply for 3,559 Express Entry candidates
The federal government invited 3,559 Express Entry candidates to apply on June 11, 2020. The minimum CRS score dropped to 437. Unfortunately, this round considered Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants only. If you are following the news, you know the government has not invited FSWC or FSTC applicants for the past few months. Of course, this could be because the majority of outside Canada visa offices hardly process any applications due to COVID-19.
Immigration News: British Columbia is on steroids of invitations!
- June 9, 2020: A total of 87 invitations for Skilled Immigrants (International Graduate) and Express Entry BC (Skilled Worker and International Graduate)
- June 2, 2020: A total of 241 invitations for Skilled Immigrants (Skilled Worker, International Graduate and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled) and Express Entry BC (Skilled Worker and International Graduate)
- The same day (i.e. June 2, 2020): A total of 29 invitations for Entrepreneur Immigration – Base Category and another nine invitations for Entrepreneur Immigration – Regional Pilot
Wow! A total of 366 invitations in eight days! BC PNP is on steroids of invitations, isn’t it!?
Immigration News: A significant drop in the number of landed immigrants
According to IRCC, the number of landed immigrants dropped to 4,140 people in April*. Of course, this could be because of several reasons, for example:
- Many visa offices do not process immigration applications due to COVID-19.
- Due to the temporary closure of many Visa Application Centres, it is impossible to do biometrics. Therefore, some applications are on hold as the applicant cannot give biometrics.
- Travel restrictions have prevented people from travelling to Canada and complete landing.
This figure is an 84% drop compared to the average landed immigrants between 2015 and 2019. Of course, the following chart shows you a better picture of this drop.
Nonetheless, you must not get disappointed. The drop in landed immigrants is not because of the policies of the government. The real cause is the coronavirus pandemic.
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Release date: June 14, 2020