New Canadian immigration program in the works Canada is creating a new immigration program for temporary residents, and changes to Express Entry are on the way

Posted by in CIC News, on June 15, 2022

Canada is working on a new fast-track immigration program for temporary foreign workers and international students.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser told CBC News the new program will be a permanent pathway for temporary residents. It will be similar but not identical to the(TR2PR) program which opened the door to 90,000 essential workers and international student graduates last year.

“We are looking right now at the best path forward to create a permanent pathway for temporary residents,” Fraser said to CBC News.

Shortly after being appointed immigration minister, Fraser was mandated so “expand pathways to Permanent Residence for international students and temporary foreign workers.” Now, Fraser has 120 days to develop and release a strategy to achieve these goals, as dictated by motion passed in the Canadian House of Commons.

“That actually puts me on a clock to come up with a framework to establish this new permanent residency pathway, not just for international students, but also for temporary foreign workers,” Fraser said.

Further details of the new program will be available by September 8 when Fraser’s 120 deadline is up.

Express Entry changes

Canada will once again invite FSWP) and(CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence this July, but that’s not the only change coming.

IRCC will be required to engage in a public consultation process to help them select which groups of Express Entry candidates will be invited in these types of draws. Further, IRCC must report annually to Parliament describing the economic goal that was sought in each instance.

How to immigrate through Express Entry

Express Entry is an application management system for three Canadian immigration programs including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, Meaning, in order to get into the Express Entry pool of candidates, you need to be eligible for at least one of these programs.

Once you are in the pool, you get a score based on IRCC’s  (CRS). The CRS takes into account your work experience in a skilled occupation, study experience, official language ability, age, and other economic factors. The more CRS points you have, the higher the chances you will receive an (ITA) for Canadian permanent dication.

Express Entry candidates in the pool may also be invited to apply for a provincial nomination though a  (PNP). If you respond to the invitation and get nominated, you will be awarded an additional 600 CRS points. This bonus will effectively guarantee that you will receive an ITA in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

The ITA is the key to applying for Canadian immigration through Express Entry. Once IRCC receives your response to the ITA, their processing standard to respond is six months. The pandemic has slowed down actual processing times however.

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