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Coronavirus & Canadian Immigration in 2020: Can you STILL Apply?

Updated: Apr 10


Updates from Canada: Despite Coronavirus, Canada needs immigrants! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that the government would be putting $10 billion towards supporting the country's businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A major reason why Canada needs immigrants is that all of Canada's nine million baby boomers will reach retirement age by the of this decade. Since Canada has a low birth rate, it is mainly relying on immigration to drive the majority of it's labor force. Hence, it makes sense to admit high levels of newcomers even during this crucial time period.


Here are some of the frequently asked questions and answers on how corona virus has impacted Canadian Immigration policies in the most recent times.


- Can we still apply for Canadian Immigration?

Yes. Immigration applications are STILL being accepted! In fact, this is the PERFECT time to apply for Canadian Immigration as once the pandemic is over, expect a huge influx of applications coming in, with old quota there and long-expected delays. You surely would not like to face those delays.


- Can I still submit an Express Entry Profile and my permanent residence application?

Yes, to both questions. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to hold Express Entry draws. IRCC has held two draws over the past five days, collectively inviting nearly 4000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.

In addition, provinces continue to hold draws as well through the Provincial Nominee Program. IRCC is still processing permanent residence applications. It is processing completed applications as per its normal procedures and providing individuals who are unable to submit completed applications with an additional 90 days if such individuals have experienced delays obtaining documents due to coronavirus-related disruptions.


- Can immediate family come to Canada?

Yes. Immediate family includes Spouse or common-law partner, Dependent child, Grandchild, Parent or step-parent, Guardian or tutor.


Can I still apply for a temporary residence?

Yes. IRCC will continue to accept and process new applications for temporary residence. However, you will not be able to travel to Canada until the travel restrictions have been lifted.


Canada is taking exceptional measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as #COVID19, and help immigrants and travelers affected by service disruptions. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $82-billion in aid, tax deferrals for COVID-19 response.

This includes $27.4 billion in direct relief for Canadian businesses and individuals and $55 billion to meet liquidity needs for businesses and individuals in the form of tax deferrals until September. This combined amount represents more than 3% of Canada’s annual GDP.

This also includes boost to Canada Child Tax Benefit & coverage for people who don’t qualify for Employment insurance through Covid-19 benefit as well.


Source: CIC News

- Why you should kick start your process immediately?

Answer: Don't let Coronavirus stop you! Immigration policies are not affected by the pandemic and neither your relocation plan should be! Migrating to another country is a big decision and requires a lot of time and efforts. Prepare yourself by applying soon to avoid expected long delays in processing once the pandemic is over! Meet the prerequisites & get ahead of everyone!


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