Almost 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

Almost 40,000 immigrants welcomed by Canada in July 2021

Canada remains on track to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, Recently, the federal government revealed that Canada welcomed about 39,500 new immigrants in July, even more than the 35,700 admitted in June.

Under the Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023, Canada is aiming to welcome 401,000 new immigrants each year beginning in 2021. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic this annual target was set at 341,000 newcomers.

Canada has admitted some 184,000 newcomers so far this year. The levels welcomed in July and June are higher than usual and are among the highest monthly totals in Canadian history. They are a reflection of Canada needing to play catch-up if it wants to achieve its target this year. To achieve the target, IRCC will need to land an additional 217,000 newcomers in the remaining five months of 2021, which is an average of 43,400 per month.

Admitting this figure on a monthly basis to close 2021 will be difficult, but there is a chance it can be done. Before the pandemic, Canada welcomed an average of 25,000 to 35,000 new immigrants each month.

IRCC has several things going for it that makes it possible to achieve its levels goal or come close to it by the end of the year.

there are some 23,000 additional Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) holders that can now move to Canada following the easing of travel restrictions.

Moreover, anyone else newly approved for permanent residence can now move to Canada.

IRCC is holding major Express Entry candidates who are eligible for the Canada PNP or Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are highly likely to be in Canada already.

Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs:

 If you are eligible for an Express Entry-managed program, you will get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS awards points based on skilled work experience, education, age, official language skills, and other factors.

The CRS is out of a possible 1,200 points. The vast majority have less than 500 points, except for PNP candidates because having a provincial nomination means an automatic 600 CRS points added to their original score.

IRCC invites the highest scoring candidates to apply for permanent residence during regular rounds of invitation. Invited candidates can apply for Canadian immigration.

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