In an effort to help more skilled workers stay in Canada and bolster economic recovery, approximately 27,300 workers with Canadian experience received an invitation on Feb 13, 2021 to apply for permanent residence.
This gesture is a clear indication; Immigration is crucial to Canada’s short-term recovery and long-term prosperity.
IRCC will continue to accept and process Express Entry applications and looks forward to welcoming skilled workers from abroad when travel resumes.
Most notably, approximately 90% of CEC candidates are already living in Canada. This means they’re unaffected by current travel restrictions
Those invited to apply who are not currently living in Canada will be able to travel once restrictions are lifted.