Canada is developing a new temporary resident immigration scheme, and Express Entry is set to undergo modifications.
For temporary foreign workers and international students, Canada is developing a new fast-track immigration scheme.
According to CBC News, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said the new programme will provide a permanent option for temporary residents. It will be similar to, but not identical to, the TR2PR programme, which welcomed 90,000 vital workers and international student grads last year.
“Right now, we’re trying to figure out the best approach to create a permanent pathway for temporary residents,” Fraser told CBC News.
Fraser was given the task of “expanding routes to Permanent Residence for international students and temporary foreign employees” shortly after being appointed immigration minister. According to a vote passed in the Canadian House of Commons, Fraser now has 120 days to draught and publicise a strategy to attain these objectives.
“That puts me under a tight deadline to come up with a structure to develop this new permanent residency pathway, not just for international students, but also for temporary foreign workers,” Fraser explained.
When Fraser’s 120 deadline expires on September 8, further information about the new programme will be accessible.
Changes to Express Entry
This July, Canada will allow candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) to apply for permanent residency once again, but that won’t be the only change.
Bill C-19 is currently making its way through the Senate and is expected to become law soon. It will allow Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to accept Express Entry candidates into the pool based on an economic purpose, such as occupation, French language proficiency, or educational credential.
To help them choose which groups of Express Entry candidates will be invited in these sorts of drawings, IRCC will be compelled to engage in a public consultation process. Furthermore, IRCC is required to submit an annual report to Parliament detailing the economic purpose pursued in each case.
How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Visa in Canada
Although it is not always necessary to have lived in Canada to be eligible for an immigration programme, studies have shown that immigrants with Canadian experience have higher wages and more employment opportunities in the first few years after arrival than those who arrived without having lived in Canada.
Many additional immigration opportunities are offered to Canadian students and workers.
You must be accepted into a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) and get a study permit in order to study in Canada. If you complete an eight-month full-time programme, you may be eligible for a Post-Graduation Job Permit (PGWP), which many people use to get work experience in Canada.
Working in Canada normally necessitates the acquisition of a work visa. Work permits are separated into two categories: Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) work permits and International Mobility Program (IMP) work permits. TFWP work permits require companies to perform a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), whereas IMP work permits are designed to serve Canada’s economic, social, and cultural interests. Because the work performed by these work permit holders has been proved to be of great benefit to Canada, or is the result of a reciprocal arrangement with another nation, IMP work permits are exempt from the LMIA.
How to Immigrate to the United States Using Express Entry
The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program all use Express Entry as a management system for their applications. In other words, you must be eligible for at least one of these programmes in order to be considered for Express Entry.
Once you’ve been accepted into the pool, you’ll be assigned a score using the IRCC’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS considers your job experience in a skilled occupation, your academic background, your ability to communicate in an official language, your age, and other economic considerations. The more CRS points you have, the more likely you are to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.
Candidates in the pool of Express Entry candidates may be invited to submit for a provincial nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). You will be granted 600 CRS points if you respond to the invitation and are nominated. This bonus effectively ensures that you will earn an ITA in the next Express Entry round.
The ITA is required to apply for Express Entry immigration to Canada. The normal response time for IRCC is six months after they receive your response to the ITA. However, the pandemic has slowed actual processing times. The current wait times can be found on the IRCC’s website.