Canada welcomed 35,700 new immigrants in a month for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic. That is a good sign for candidates looking for permanent residency in 2021.
The 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan aims to welcome 401,000 immigrants in 2021, 411,000 in 2022, and 421,000 in 2023. International students play a major role in helping the government achieve its immigration targets. Students have a high chance to become permanent residents in Canada.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that the deadline to submit Express Entry permanent residence (PR) applications upon receiving an ITA will be returning to 60 calendar days.
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International students have several options to stay in Canada after their graduation. Students can be ideal candidates to become permanent resident of Canada if they have a Canadian credential and Canadian Work Experience. Graduated students who don’t have Canadian experience have the opportunity to apply for a Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP), this open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada and is valid for up to three years.
Canada has introduced the most popular immigration streams to allow 90,000 additional international graduates and essential workers to apply for permanent residence. The quota for the two English-speaking essential worker streams is 50,000 applications whereas; English-speaking International Graduate stream has a quota of 40,000 applications.