LESS MIGRANTS COMING TO CANADA DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Only 13645 immigrants were welcomed by Canada
This was a very low number bearing in mind that July is one of the most active months for Canadian immigration.
In July 2020 Canada welcomed 13,645 new permanent residents
On a year-over-year basis, Canada’s July 2020 permanent residence (PR) intake dropped by 63 per cent paralleled with July 2019.
July 2019 was the most occupied month for Canadian immigration last year. That month, Canada accepted 36,615 new permanent residents.
Canada generally invites some of its utmost levels of new immigrants every July. This is because of the immigrants moving to Canada during the hot summer months, and to register their children in school before the academic year commences across Canada in late-August and early September.
Canada’s July 2020 intake was also lesser than the 19,200 immigrants Canada greeted in June 2020.
June 2020 has been the resilient month for Canada’s PR levels since the Covid-19 pandemic in March2020. Before June 2020, Canada greeted 11,000 immigrants in May2020, and only 4,000 in April 2020.
The poor July 2020 Permanent Residence (PR) figures are because of the current Covid-19 related problems. Travel persists to be problematic during the Covid-19 pandemic, with flights suspended in certain countries being limited since March 2020. This denotes that even migrants who attained their Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) on or before 18 March 2020 may not be able to come to Canada to complete their permanent residence process.
The present condition of Canadian immigration
Canada is still handling immigration applications during the Covid-19 pandemic and allotting new permanent residence invitations to applicants who are successful.
Canada’s flagship system to administer economic class immigration applications is known as Express Entry.
Express Entry draws have persisted to occur on a bi-weekly basis since March 2020.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has allotted more Express Entry invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence on a year-over-year basis.
According to the latest Express Entry draw which occurred on September 2nd, IRCC issued 69,950 ITAs in 2020 measure up with 56,200 at the same point in 2019.
Additionally, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) carry on to operate normally.
Canada also continues to be committed to its 2020-2022 Immigration Levels Plan.
When you combine these aspects together, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) anticipates that Canada’s Permanent Residence (PR) numbers will increase once the Covid-19 pandemic is over.
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