It is a new year and we can boldly say that 2020 was an amazing year in immigration, and things don’t appear to be slowing down at any point in the near future.
2021’s immigration plan is now drawing attention, as the Canadian government has sworn to increase immigration targets to invite more than 1.2 million newcomers throughout the following few years. We should look forward and see what’s coming up for the potential applicants in this new year.
The Immigration Forecast For 2021 and Beyond
1. Multi-year levels plan sets most elevated immigration targets ever
In October, the minister for Canada’s immigration Marco Mendicino reported other multi-year levels to plan that sees Canada inviting 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, the highest number of new Canadians ever.
Immigration to Canada was restricted in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, making the government set high targets for this year (2021) to help with economic recuperation and compensate for the low immigration numbers.
2. A higher number of ITAs will be issued like never before through the Express Entry
Notwithstanding the travel limitations and different difficulties that last year brought, it was as yet a record-breaking one for Canada’s Express Entry system. In the last three draws, we have seen a higher amount of invitations to apply for Canadian residence than ever before.
About a month ago, Canada invited another 5,000 Express Entry applicants to apply for Canadian permanent residence, bringing the entire sum of invitations given by the Canadian government last year to 102,350. This is the biggest amount of invitations given in one year through Canada’s Express Entry system.
In this new year, we foresee that this pattern will proceed and that more immigrants than ever will have the opportunity to move through Canada’s Express Entry system.
3. Online Education: International students adapt to Online Education
Prior to the pandemic, there were at that point twice the same number of individuals who enrolled at college courses online compared to those going to classes in person. Since COVID, that number has risen significantly. 1.6 billion students globally completed their final school year online.
The Canadian government has been striving to guarantee that international students studying at a distance still have similar opportunities as those here in Canada. In normal conditions, taking lots of classes online, missing a term of school, or studying part-time can ban or disqualify an international student from getting a Post-Graduation Work Permit after graduation.
International students outside of Canada are currently eligible to count that time towards their application for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP). This applies to all international students who start their studies through a Canadian Designated Learning Institution (DLI) from a distance until probably Spring this year.
4. Canada puts resources into the modernization of the Immigration system
Throughout the following five years, Canada will invest $750.3 million to modernize the Canadian immigration system. The extra funds are to help Canada’s notable immigration plan that will welcome up to 1.2 million newcomers for more than three years.
To accomplish this objective, Canada will refresh the hefty and outworn paper-based Global Case Management System to an advanced computerized platform. This new platform, as indicated by the federal government, will upgrade customer administration, operational productivity, and program integrity.
Immigrants can anticipate quicker and faster processing times and an easier process to submit documents soon!
This present year, 2021, seems to be a heavenly year in Canadian immigration. With the Canadian government pledging to concede more internationals than ever before, there has really never been a better opportunity to explore the chance of making Canada your dream home!