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Latest Change in Canadian Immigration during COVID-19

September 5, 2020BY Immigrationincanada

The current phenomenon of the whole world has slowed down the immigration process everywhere, and so does our planning to trip abroad. Still, some can roam around under strict observation and assessment. But everyone is hoping that the condition will improve and also everything will be normalized.

Many are looking for changes in any rules or regulations of the destination country at this time. If you are planning to immigrate to Canada, this article will assist you regarding the recent change in Canadian immigration.

Special Immigration Measurement during Corona Pandemic (2020)

At this pandemic period, the visa portal of all countries is hoping to a notable surge in the immigration process once the foreign travel restrictions start to minimize.

In Canada, the federal government has published some new documents to help the immigrants about finding a vendor who can help them regarding application processes.

What New Documents Upholding

However, the documents carry the impact of the COVID pandemic on IRCC’s operation. The government puts restrictions on traveling to slow down the spread of viruses as well as maintain social distancing in the workplace.

But for the immigrants like foreign workers, students, visitors, refugees, and permanent residents, IRCC is still serving their best. They impose some new measures for the safety of foreign nationals at this time.

Meanwhile, the new documents have shown us that many IRCC contact enters are shut down and operating with a limited capacity, which eventually lowering the capability of IRCC’s entire process.

How IRCC Finds the Ways of Improvement

Right now, it is difficult not only for IRCC but also for other visa avenues to maintain a normal operation. But the IRCC is expecting different and significant policies, strategies, and solutions to recover their losses in the post COVID period.

  • They are trying to be proactive through generalizing new prospects, tactics, and faster systems to cover both the stuck operation and concurrent operations. For instance, they are trying to become more digitalized than before to minimize paper process activities and also in-person activities.
  • They are looking for a secured and safe digital systems that make the application process faster.

Furthermore, IRCC is searching for a vendor to support the modernization efforts such as:

  • Ability to develop technologies rapidly to uphold their entire operational capacity, meet up the challenges
  • Digital tools that show the requirements regarding social distancing such as (online citizenship examining, processing visa applications)
  • Find digital solutions to the management system
  • Capacity to develop an automated system to help agents in focusing critical cases
  • Design analyst solutions where data can be incorporated, and also generate insights to operational volumes
  • Strengthening the cybersecurity

Committed to People

The Canadian Immigration level plan (from 2020 to 2022) is looking to invite people more than one million in the upcoming years. This proves that Canada is committed to its immigrants and visitors.

As the entire process has slowed down due to the COVID impact this year, Immigration Minister (Marco Mendicino) has said that Canada is still assuring the immigrants regarding their services and support their economy in the upcoming days.

Along with the express entry and PNP remain active still plus also the study opportunity as well as immediate family gather will remain active. Before the pandemic, Canada has reached the record numbers in terms of immigrants, workers, and students. So, it is usual that they are eagerly waiting for a post corona boost of their operation.

However, their attempts to modernized visa applications and other formalities have also proved their strong position among the foreign nationals.

Latest Changes in Canadian Immigration:

The government of Canada announces and implements the immigration rules periodically as well as moderates the process of permanent residency. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, from now on, the entire process will be fluctuated and restricted. And this will eventually affect applicants who are going to apply for Canada PR.

However, the Government of Canada releases new rules and updates them periodically. So, whenever you decide to get a PR, make sure you know everything. If you have already applied for it and any changes happen, the immigration authority will let you know via email.

The New Immigration Rules in 2020

Some of the new rules for the latest immigration system in Canada are as follows:

The Immigration Plan 2020

Through Multiyear Immigration Plan from 2018 to 2021, Canada requests to invite about 3 million people in the following decade. In this year, they have invited 3.4 lac immigrants for the permanent residential visa. About 81800 immigrants are invited as the federal stream of skilled workers as well, as 67800 are under PNPs (Provincial Nominee Programs).

Reduced Time for Application

There is a chance of getting a mandate letter through the Prime Minister of Canada by which the entire time for the application process may reduce. And this is the new change that the Canadian immigration team has decided.

The Moderated Settlement Funds Conditions

Under the Express Entry System, the FSW and FST category applicants may get the opportunity of revised settlement funds from this year. The settlement funds can be revised by either the Canadian government or IRCC.

AIP Permanent

To increase the overall population and also boost the economy in the Atlantic region, the Canadian government may make the Atlantic Immigration Pilot as permanent.

Municipal Nominee Program Emerging

This program is initiated shortly to inspire the communities, labor councils, or commerce chambers for sponsorship of the permanent immigrants. About 5000 places are selected for this. Another immigration pilot may be proposed this year, along with this.

Reduced Fees for Citizens

Based on the feedback from Canadian citizenship applicants, that the fees are too high. So the government has decided to waive the application fees.

Keep in Touch

For Canadian PR, get complete assistance through regular check-in. In this case, you should maintain direct communication with an expert. This will allow you to increase your immigration points and also keep updated about collecting essential documents.

You can also ring their toll-free number for queries.

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    Frequently Asked Question

    To get permanent residency, you have to live for at least three years in Canada. You also need some other documents to apply for Citizenship.

    In generally takes six months to get the citizenship after taking the Citizenship Test and Interview.

    People aged between 18 to 54 have to take the citizenship test and Interview.

    Oath taking ceremony generally takes 45 to 60 mins to complete. However, the time may vary upon the number of applicants and citizens.

    Yes, any Citizen who is a Canadain Citizen can renounce his citizenship status if he wants. He may apply for renouncing the citizenship under certain conditions.

    The answer is yes. You can again apply to resume your Citizenship status though you have renounced it once.

    The total fees for applying for Citizenship in Canada is CAN $ 630. Among the prices, $530 is for processing fee, and $100 is for the right of  Citizenship fee. But for minors aged under 18, the processing fee is $100.