The pandemic forced Canada to enforce a temporary lockdown so that the spread of the virus could be brought under control. June might be the month for many big announcements because the government is slowly beginning to consider how they can restore normalcy.
Many people are wondering whether Canada will allow foreign travelers to enter the country now. The coronavirus curve has been steadily flattening in Canada, and the country has taken steps to open up the Canadian economy. Immigration candidates are optimistic about the travel restrictions lifting on time. The Canada-U.S. border might open up after June 21 unless the two countries decide to extend the restrictions. In that case, travelers will be allowed to return to Canada after June 30.
The border reopening is a major concern for many people, but there are other developments that also deserve attention. Canada could host four Express Entry draws this month, according to reports. The Express Entry draw dates became unpredictable when Canada imposed travel restrictions on March 18.
Before that, draws for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) were being organized every fortnight on Wednesdays. However, after the restrictions were put in place, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has been hosting draws in order to invite just CEC and PNP candidates, allowing them to apply for permanent residence.
Language testing centers
The pandemic led to a halt on CELPIP and IELTS testing, and that has proved to be an obstacle for people who want to immigrate to Canada. However, test centers are slowly beginning to reopen, which is great news. CELPIP and IELTS will soon start operations again in major markets.
Open Work Permit Pilot
Canada is yet to make the announcement about the renewal of Open Work Permit Pilot for the fifth time. The deadline for the pilot program’s renewal is July 31.