Canada has decided to allow some more time for applicants to submit their immigration documents officially. The country is still accepting permanent and temporary applications from candidates. Canada is taking steps to attract global talent from all over the world because the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a dip in interest.
The federal government, together with the provincial governments in Canada, is responsible for operating over 80 economic class immigration pathways. There are pathways for people who come to the country under the family or refugee classes. Foreign workers, international students, and visitors can also come to the country using some of the available pathways. According to an announcement made by the federal government, the scheduled bi-weekly Express Entry draw took place like it was supposed to on 18th March.
In light of the recent events, the country has taken it upon itself to arrange for special measures that can help restrict the movement of COVID-19. Some of the measures also directed in helping temporary residents maintain their regular lives. Canada is also working on extending a helping hand to people shifting to Canada as permanent residents.
The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have announced that individuals can still submit profiles under the Express Entry system at this time. They can also submit new applications for permanent residents. The country is currently being more lenient and considerate for its temporary residence applicants. According to the IRCC, it will reject applications that are not non-compliant with the stated conditions. Applications will continue to be processed in case processing centers located all over Canada.
Applicants will have a time period of 90 days to submit their biometrics. The regular period is 30 days, but the country has extended it for candidates.