20 Feb Thousands of candidates were invited through Express Entry and the PNP
According to news published in the past week, Canada has been issuing a lot of invitation to CEC candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, accepting scores as low as 75 under Express Entry. Not only that, IRCC announced British Columbia has sent invitations to those who work as a retail manager as well as restaurant and food service managers. These occupations were excluded from the BCPNP Skills Immigration Registration System. Additionally, IRCC is planning to invite more candidates in customer service industries, which were not included in the recent draws.
The reason why the province revoked its guidance and sent even more invitations to temporary residents was because the recent trends in immigration have had enormously negative impact. For example, IRCC had planned to welcome 340,000 newcomers in 2020. Due to COVID-19, however, nearly half of the targeted number, 184,000, have become newcomers during that entire year. From the government’s perspective, by enabling more temporary residents, who contribute to the economy, to become permanent residents was a necessary act to accelerate the recovery of domestic economic and labour markets.
Candidates are required to check their profiles to ensure they contain accurate information. This is so they can be prepared when they receive Invitation to Apply (ITA). If candidates misrepresent themselves, they may need to withdraw their applications and have to wait again until they receive another Invitation to Apply (ITA). Depending on their individual case, candidates may need to perform different actions. IRCC advises candidates to submit their applications accurately.