Canada Invites 27,332 Canadian Experience Class Immigration Candidates
The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited immigration candidates from the Express Entry pool under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Stream on February 13, 2021. For this invitation round, candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 75 were invited. This is by far the lowest CRS cut-off score in the Express Entry history. Today’s draw is likewise record breaking in terms of the number of invitations issued, making the 27,332 favored candidates eligible to transition from being temporary residents to becoming permanent residents in Canada.
Focus on Canadian Experience Class Stream
Today’s historical draw has focused solely on inviting those candidates with Canadian work and study experience. The CEC stream is for applicants who have gained skilled work within Canada and want to become permanent residents. Candidates for this program must meet the required language level, must have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada in the last three years prior to application and must have gained work experience by working in Canada while under temporary resident status with authorization to work. Moreover, to be eligible, work must be in one of the NOC 0, A, B job groups. Candidates with Canadian work experience are highly preferred as they are expected to quickly integrate and perform well in the Canadian labour market.
Canada’s Commitment to Achieve Immigration Targets
Late last year IRCC announced that Canada is looking for ways to help international students, foreign workers and asylum seekers who are already in Canada to get more options towards becoming permanent residents. IRCC said it is important for Canada to accelerate pathways to permanent residence for those who are already in the country as this is necessary to alleviate economic challenges Canada is facing due to the impact of the pandemic on the current immigration levels. Canada is still set on welcoming over 400,000 immigrants per year over the next three years despite falling short of its 2020 immigration target.
Over the past few months, IRCC has started to roll out immigration program changes by giving preferential treatment to temporary residents who are already in the country. Express Entry has three programs under its system – the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. If you are overwhelmed and unsure on how to go about the application process, AJ Law LLP provides Express Entry Assessment and immigration advice. Let AJ Law help you take advantage of the current programs being implemented by the IRCC. We have a Filipino immigration lawyer ready to assess your qualifications and assist you throughout the whole process. Call us at (+1) 416 409-5991.