Despite the continued uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Canadian government is still holding Express Entry Draw which exhibits the actual example of Immigrants, who purely play a significant role in Canada’s economic growth.
The recent Express Entry draw held on July 23, 2020 witnessed an ITA’s issued to 3,343 candidates who had 445 points or more. IRCC in its 157th Express Entry Draw limited the draw to invite candidates with active profile in Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program. However, Candidates from Federal Skill worker (FSW) and Federal Skills Trade (FST) were not considered. Candidates qualify for Canadian Experience Class Program if they have minimum of one year of full-time skilled work experience in Canada and must show proficiency in English or French equivalent to CLB 7 or higher.
With over hundred immigration pathways, Canadian immigration authorities have had a fair intake of immigrants over the past few decades. These immigrants are highly skilled and have positively contributed towards Canada’s economic growth.
While jobs in the Information Technology sector has been fairly contributing towards economic growth across the world, Countries like Australia, USA, UK, Canada France & Germany have been competing to have a competitive edge in the field of Artificial intelligence. In a recent study released by Centre of Security and Emerging Technology, Canada appears to be having a competitive edge over these countries because of its flexible immigration policy which attracts highly skilled foreign workers. An overwhelming amount of immigrants are gaining permanent residence with Canada work and Study experience. Talking of study let’s look at what to expect for the fall semester in the below section.
Fall Semester & what to expect in the coming days.
The outbreak of coronavirus has jeopardized the plans of students who are currently in process of completing their university degree and aspiring students who are yet to begin their student journey in Canada.
Earlier in March 2020, many universities across Canada made the decision to move the reminder of classes online. These universities however, have now announced that academic program will continue to be administered primarily online and also be offering courses with in-person components for labs and tutorials. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has advised that the students with valid study permit that were approved before or on 18 March 2020 will be allowed to travel to Canada to resume their studies in fall 2020. While those students who did not receive a study permit by 18 March 2020 and most students who received their acceptance in April and May can still have some hope. IRCC states that it is continuing to process study permits, and has developed a two-stage process to allow students who were not issued study permits before or on 18 March 2020 to begin their studies online. After the first-stage approval, students will be assessed for eligibility that requires submission of biometrics, Police clearance certificate, etc. And once the final approval is granted, applicants will be allowed to travel to Canada, states IRCC. Students who have received first stage approval and hoping to take courses with In-person components should contact their universities for further information.
Canadian Citizenship by Descent recent changes.
The Canadian Federal Government recently changed the rules on Canadian Citizenship by descent. Before July 2020, only biological parents could pass down Canadian citizenship to their children born outside Canada. The new rule however, states that non- biological parents can now pass on their Canadian citizenship to their children born outside of Canada if they are the child’s legal parent at birth. The rule however, does not change for children born outside of Canada who are adopted by Canadian Citizen Parents after their birth.
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