What to look out in Canadian Immigration before the end of 2020?

Canadian Immigration

The immigration system in Canada is closing in 2020 with a busy schedule of its own. Here are five major immigration stories left to follow before the end of this year. 


First: Express Entry May Surpass 100,000 ITAs

Despite the negative effect on immigration due to the coronavirus pandemic, Express Entry is said to have emerged as a show-stopper for Canadian Immigration in 2020. Canada has already invited 92,350 eligible foreign skilled workers to apply for permanent residents as against its annual allocation of 91, 000 ITAs. 

With two more Express Entry draws anticipated in December, Express Entry could be creating a record by crossing 100,000 invitations to apply for Canada PR in a single year. 

Table1: ITAs for Canada PR issued between January 2020 – November 2020. 

CEC- Canadian Experience Class; PNP- Provincial Nominee Program; FSTP- Federal Skills Trades Program

Since its launch in 2015, Express Entry has been the most successful pathway for foreign skilled workers without prior work experience in Canada to obtain a permanent residence. 

Take this Free Assessment Online to determine your chances of qualifying in the upcoming Express Entry draws to move to Canada permanently.  

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Second: PNP Draws to Continue Throughout the Holiday Season

For a long time now, Canada PNP has been touted as the best alternate pathway for Canada PR. And rightly so, the Canadian provinces are expected to conduct PNP draws throughout the holiday season. 


The following provinces have scheduled their nomination draws for the month of December: 

  • Prince Edward Island is likely to invite candidates through the Labour Impact, Express Entry, and Business impact streams.
  • British Columbia is expected to invite candidates with tech occupations through its Tech Pilot.
  • Ontario has about 386 nominations left to meet its annual allocation demands. 
  • Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia may also hold draws in December. 


Any foreign skilled worker, entrepreneur willing to move to Canada permanently can judge the level of commitment that these federal/provincial immigration programs showcase. 

Get your Free Canadian Immigration Assessment today! 

Third: More PR pathways to Temporary Residents

Following recent comments made by Mendicino in an interview with Bloomberg, Canada may look into more ways to allow temporary residents to become permanent residents soon. 

Such a move is suggested to cover up for the lost time in welcoming new immigrants in Canada due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

In order to do so, the federal government has several options at their disposal, say bring about changes in CRS points, hold more Canadian Experience Class-specific draws, increase PNP allocations, etc. 

While all these things are possible, CanApprove advises all the aspiring candidates to work on their skill-set before any official announcements are made.  


Fourth: Parents and Grandparents Program Draw

Canada opened the Parents and Grandparents Program interest to sponsor in October. Now it will likely hold a draw in the month of December, inviting eligible sponsors to financially support the selected candidates to move to Canada.  

While Canada has a target of inviting 10,000 sponsors in 2020, the same is expected to jump up to 30,000 sponsors.

Fifth: New Mandate Letter for Minister Marco Mendicino

Issuing mandate letters is a convention to outline the policy objectives that each minister in the cabinet will work to accomplish. In this unprecedented situation in which the pandemic has altered our social, economic, political choices, Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau is set to issue new mandate letters to his ministers before the holiday season begins. 

As an aspirant who is willing to migrate to Canada permanently should be eagerly waiting for the new mandate letter as it will guide the efforts of all the immigration stakeholders –  IRCC, provinces, and territories – as they work to bring the immigration system back on track. 

For further updates on Canadian Immigration and to determine your eligibility for the same, book your free consultation with us today!


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