The pandemic has led to making people adjust to living life with restrictions but just like a caged bird longs for freedom, we are longing for a state of normalcy. Due to border restrictions that were imposed, candidates from around the world were not able to apply or if did apply were not able to complete applications. Due to this, The Canadian Immigration did make changes and one of them was not holding an All Program Express Entry Draw . Last week the first All Program Express Entry draw was held that included the FSWP AND FSTP. PNP and CEC draws were being held since March. It was unfair to exclude the FSWP as applicants of other streams were gaining ITA’s overseas since March.
The immigration realized that the very purpose of the express entry pool is to invite people that can best result in integrating the economy and that have the highest scores. IRCC’s permanent residence standard processing is six months or less and that gives time for candidates to complete applications and landing as Canada is on the path to normalcy. Hence, due to an applicant’s location it was unfair not to hold draws for the federal skilled worker program.
Applicants should have a CLB score of 7 in their language test and need an Educational Credential Assessment for foreign education. Extra points will also be granted for their spouse’s language skills.
This is great news for anyone wishing to apply for this program as it up back in business and now they have a chance to be picked through this stream.