Despite Pandemic, Canada continues to receive Permanent Residency Applications

The current global situation, will in no way become a deterrent for Canada permanent residency applicants. The progressive country continues to attract a widely diverse International talent pool to its provinces, that are in high demand of skills and occupations that need a quick filing. Keeping this in mind, the Government is actively taking steps to ensure that candidates get enough time for submission of all the necessary documents.

Presently the federal and provincial governments of Canada operate more than 80 economic class immigration pathways, including additional routes for those who seek Canada PR Visa under family or refugee classes, as well as international students, foreign workers, and visitors.

And, what is more interesting that they are still conducting their Express Entry draw as recent as March 18, 2020, which speaks volumes about their gusto in receiving immigrants for permanent residence.

But all this is being done, with proper and supportive measures taken by the Canadian government to protect its citizens from the spread of the COVID 19. With this there is additional help for applicants who are interested to come to Canada as permanent residents, and even those who want to remain as temporary residents.

The Trudeau government aims at providing much relaxation and increased access for residents to avail access to free education, state of the art medical services as well as waiver on the time in relation to their social security benefits such as unemployment allowance, employment insurance, family and child related aid and support.

If COVID 19 is what is stopping you, then put all your worries to rest, as applicants will still continue to be permitted to submit their Express Entry profiles as well as their permanent residency applications according to the official Canadian immigration authority of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Much more relaxation will be bestowed upon temporary residence candidates.

IRCC has gone as far as stating that it would not reject Canada PR visa applications, and will continue to process permanent residency applications that are in progress at their internationally located processing centers.

Also, an additional 90 say extension period will be granted to applicants by the IRCC to gather and submit all necessary documents. These are candidates who have been invited to apply, and have been unable to submit their completed application within the 60 day duration stipulated by the Canadian government.

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