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The Canadian government has announced that it will resume draws for Express Entry and provide additional work permit options for Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) holders and those with spouses abroad under the Temporary Resident (TR) to Permanent Resident (PR) pathway.
Additional Information: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) took in a record number of applications in 2021 and, as a result, were unable to process the applications within the six-month standard. Draws were paused to meet the six-month target for processing goals. More information on Canada’s announcement regarding the resumption of draws for Express Entry and new open work permit options for certain foreign nationals is available here.
BAL Analysis: The Canadian government announced the new measures with intent to help temporary residents and foreign nationals who were negatively affected by COVID-19’s impact on immigration. BAL will proved more information as it becomes available.
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