Canada is a dream destination for people who want to live and work in a peaceful and prosperous place. Every year, thousands of immigrants come to Canada through Express Entry. However, Canada faced many crises in 2020 due to COVID-19, but it still managed to welcome as many people as possible.
Canada invited 15,000 newcomers in November. However, it was the third month in a row that Canada invited many newcomers. Canada invited the same total in October and September. 2020 was a great year for the Canadian Immigration system.
Canada managed to set new records in the history of its immigration. However, it was initially difficult for the country to manage immigration, but the government still managed to invite as many newcomers as possible.
According to the data released by IRCC, the country managed to welcome 15,300 new permanent residents in the month of November. However, this figure is an improvement as compared to the previous months. Canadian immigration remained low in previous months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Canada usually welcomes around 25,000 to 35,000 new immigrants in a month. However, there was a fall in this figure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of new immigrants falls since Canada imposed travel restrictions in March 2020.
Canada welcomed 174,000 new immigrants in the first 11 months of 2020. However, on the balance of probabilities, Canada’s intake for 2020 will remain below 200,000 new immigrants. However, it could be the first time this had happened since 1999.
If we compare, Canada managed to welcome around 341,000 new immigrants in 2019. However, in 2020, June has proven to be the strongest month for Canadian Immigration. Canada welcomes around 19,000 new permanent residents in June.
2021 – 2023 Immigration Levels Plan
Canada remains committed to its high levels of immigration. However, the pandemic has given a great setback to Canadian immigration. Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino announced a striving plan in late October.
However, according to the new plan, Canada will target the highest newcomers in Canadian immigration history. Canada aims to welcome over 400,000 new immigrants every year under the 2021 – 2023 Immigration Levels Plan.
However, 60% of immigrants will arrive via economic class pathways like Express Entry. It will be the main way for Canada to welcome skilled workers to contribute to the Canadian economy.
Canada recently held two Express Entry draws last week, and it will hold its third draw of the year next week, most probably. Additionally, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws will occur, with Saskatchewan’s likes and British holding already holding draws in 2021.
COVID-19 cases increased greatly in Canada during a recent second wave. However, due to the second wave, Canada implemented new public health measures across the country, such as curfews.
Moreover, Canada has already begun the largest vaccination campaign in its history. The country aims to vaccinate all the people who want COVID-19 inoculation by September 2021.
Canada is issuing new immigration invitations to skilled worker candidates in the meantime. However, the country also processes family class and temporary resident streams like international students and work permit holders.
However, there are several travel exemptions that continue to be in place. Moreover, IRCC is also announcing new policies frequently that aid newcomers during the pandemic. Canada announced work permit extensions last week for people in Canada who have been affected by the pandemic.