WWICS, the world’s largest immigration group carry on with its assistance of providing sincere immigration services to potential immigrants even in this time of pandemic when anxiety, dismay, and falsification is prevailing all around.
Canada , in these harsh time, still adheres to its emphatic commitment of providing immigration to immigrants and continues to hold immigration draws at both Federal and Canada provincial level. In spite of varied travel limitations, potential aspirant are getting invitation to further submit applications for Canadian permanent residency. Accordingly 42,000 Express Entry candidates have already received invites so far in year 2020.
Although Canada immigration laws have undergone changes in March 2020,few regular and few due to prevailing global situation, still Canada’s well liked Federal Express Entry System has never stopped working. Alongside there are some delays in processing but Canada visa application process is still open to international students and skilled foreign workers. Country is also allowing entry to international students, exempt immigrants and temporary foreign workers in essential services.
In the interim, many short term arrangements have been made and flexibility has been granted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ).Applicants are given extended time limit to provide essential documents which could not be submitted due to closed services in native country. Furthermore, a temporary policy change has been made to provide entry to temporary foreign workers who are meant to work in Health Care sector, Agri- food sector or Truck drivers whose biometrics are still pending due to pandemic leading to closure of services.
Past years, generally Canada immigration never considered any online courses taken by international students towards the study requirement for a PGWP application. Now considering the coronavirus travel restrictions, all international students who could not travel in spite of granted admissions in Canadian colleges and Universities are pursuing studies online and are eligible for PGWP ultimately also for Canada permanent residency. This time spent outside Canada will not be giving them any disadvantage rather IRCC has announced a reform and till 30th Dec 2020,this length of time will not be deducted from candidates time length of PGWP.
Not just this , to help international students community on shore, Canadian government has removed restrictions on off-campus work temporarily in few essential services sectors like supply of food ,goods and Health care. Twenty hours per week working policy while classes are in session is also relaxed for a while.
From the 8th of June 2020, Canadian Government resumed permission to entry of spouse or common law partner, dependent children, parents, Guardians and almost all immediate family members of Canadian citizens or permanent residents. They have to follow norms related to covid 2019 and self quarantine themselves for 14 days once they enter Canada. IRCC has also already resumed processing of Temporary resident visas and electronic travel visas of candidates eligible under current scenario capable of travelling obeying norms of pandemic .
Lt. Col. B.S. SANDHU (Retd.), Chairman & Managing Director, WWICS Group of Companies lauded the Federal Government for the efforts and compassion it has shown to immigrants and asserted, “At a time when the whole world is going through such unprecedented event, the commitment of the Canadian government towards its citizens, permanent residents, foreign workers, and international students has been enormous and very impressive. It clearly bespoke why Canada is considered the top country for immigrants to settle in.”