Canada has revealed that it will ramp up the processing of Express Entry applications, confirming that most requests will receive processing in six months.
This will become effective when IRCC starts to send Express Entry invitations to Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian experience class (CEC) as well as Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates in early July.
The pandemic has slowed down the immigration system Many are waiting nearly two years to wait for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to complete their applications for permanent residency.
Prior to the outbreak, Express Entry applications usually took six months to go through.
Express Entry can be described as the principal method Canada accepts skilled workers. Permanent residence invitations for FSWP applicants were suspended in December 2020 , and CEC applications started September 2021.
This announcement coincides with the new data from Canada revealed the lowest rate of unemployment on record with more than 800,000 jobs being advertised. Employers need to recruit more immigrants to address their workforce shortages.
The backlog of immigrants in Canada grew to 2.1 million in all sectors of commerce in the month April as per information provided from Canada’s government. Canadian government.