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Check the condition before enter Canada
Every year, many travelers enter Canada as a Visitor Permit, or as a visitor. Even after Corona Pandemic last year, a large number of visitors have visited Canada, and each of them has achieved their own purpose and returned home while living in Canada. However, in some cases, there are cases where you receive additional status of staying in Canada by extending the visitor permit because you did not achieve your goal within the authorized visit period, and special measures have been implemented for entry and extension due to COVID-19. In general, if the purpose of visiting Canada is to visit Canada, I visit Canada for family visits, English studies, travel, or business, but this COVID-19 has made it difficult to visit. If you are a Korean national, you can enter the country at any time and live for up to 6 months if you get approval from ETA. However, due to the recent restriction on entry of COVID-19, you can apply for a pre-entry permit and enter the country. At this time, you can enter Canada by stating the reason for the required visit. Usually, you can enter the country only if you have to enter the country for the purpose of family defect, business, or family. Or you can enter the country even when your immediate family is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, but it is difficult to obtain prior approval for other reasons such as studying English and traveling. Such regulations have made it difficult to enter Canada, but on the contrary, extending the visitor permit is becoming a little easier if you are already in Canada. If you are currently living in Canada and your perm expires soon, you can extend your visitor permit in Canada, which makes it easier to approve if you explain why you can't return home. In particular, if there is no flight due to COVID-19 or it is difficult to leave the country, the examiner will refer to it and give the results. If you apply for a new permit before the current permit expiration, you can legally reside in Canada with the imported status, and this residence period is valid until you receive the results of the new permit. Alternatively, even if the current Permit has expired, restoration within 90 days of expiration, i.e. if you apply for an extension again, you can legally reside in Canada, the duration of your stay will be valid until the result of a new Permit. If you accept a new permt after the current permt expiration, you will incur an additional $200 for the restoration. If you have already entered Canada and it is difficult to return home, you can live there enough if you submit the application for extension of the visitor permit, and even if it is not approved, you can live legally while waiting, so you can return home after your visit. Due to the recent COVID-19, entry restrictions have become very strict and new temporary policies have been announced continuously, so if you plan to enter or extend your entry, you must identify and prepare the conditions in advance.
Air travellers will soon have to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival in Canada
On January 29, Canada's federal government announced special measures to prevent further COVID-19 inflows and spread for the health and safety of its citizens. This measure has added more regulations on overseas arrivals while maintaining existing entry restrictions, so if you are planning to enter Canada, you must be familiar with it in advance. As a first step, from January 31, 2021 to April 30, 2021, all Canadian flights to and from Mexico and the Caribbean, where COVID-19 is currently spreading, will be suspended. Therefore, in order to enter the country through Mexico or the Caribbean, you have to prepare to enter the country through a one-way route, not a direct flight to Canada. Second, from February 3, 2021, Transport Canada will be able to enter only through four designated airports for international flights entering the country. The designated airports are Montreal Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Calgary International Airport, and Vancouver International Airport, which are available only through Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Other than the final destination, of the country through airports in the city and need to move to transfer to domestic flights. If you arrive at Canada International Airport, you will be subject to COVID-19 and immigration as soon as you arrive, so you need to make a reservation with enough time to arrive international and domestic flights. The move also included commercial flights from the previously excluded United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. From now on, the relevant commercial airliner must enter only through the four designated airports above. Third, in addition to limited travelers, all travelers entering Canada must book at their own expense for three nights at a Canadian government-approved hotel and undergo a COVID-19 examination. I think this part of the presentation will have the most impact. It is estimated that it will cost more than $2,000 in Canadian dollars to stay at the hotel for 3 nights at your own expense and get a COVID-19 test. He said he would make an additional announcement about the details of this part. Finally, travelers arriving via all land routes, such as commercial truck drivers, should submit a PCR voice confirmation within 72 hours, except for frequent travel to and from Canada and the United States. Failure to comply may result in a six-month jail term or a maximum fine of $750,000 for failure to comply. In addition, 14 days of self-isolation and 72 hours of PCR voice verification must be followed, so if you are considering entering Canada, you must check the regulations on entry restrictions in advance. This includes Canadian citizens and permanent residents, so if you are planning to leave the country soon, you must follow the same regulations as any other traveler upon re-entry. Such special measures seem to be intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Canadian immigration has already announced that 400,000 people will be selected this year, so it is expected to proceed without any impact.
Canada's number of immigration population will increases in 2021
The fourth selection of Express Entry was made exclusively by the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on January 21. From the first Express Entry selection in 2021 to now, the selection score is expected to be lowered. The first selection in 2021 was for PNP alone on January 6, with 250 selected for 813 points, the second for CEC alone on January 7, with 4,750 selected for 461 points and the third for PNP alone on January 20, 72 points lower than the previous 813 points, with 374 selected. And the fourth CEC selection, which was the latest, was 454, seven points lower than the January 7 selection, and 4,626 were selected. Considering that the last selection in 2020 is 468, it continues to decline from the first selection in 2021, and this trend is similar to the Express Entry trend in 2020. In 2020, CEC and PNP were selected alone from March 18th, and the starting score, which had been slightly downward, broke the record of CEC 431 points on June 25th. About 22 selections continued to fall as solo starters as they are now, and since January 7, they have been selected as solo starters again, delivering hopeful news to all applicants preparing for permanent residency. In addition, about 5,000 CEC and PNPs are selected every other week, and if this continues, it is expected to issue the most Express Entry Invitation ever this year. The immigration office has not officially announced that there will be exactly a few solo selections, but it has already been announced by the immigration office that there will be more selections this year than last year, and given that the current progress is similar to last year, the score of EE selections can be lowered. This prospect is not limited to Express Entry, but also applies to other permanent residency programs, giving them more opportunities. Therefore, it is time for applicants who have been waiting for EE Invitation to look back on their case and find ways to improve their scores or see if they can proceed with other permanent residency methods.
Second time Express Entry category draw. First of all you must register in the pool.
Express Entry is a representative permanent residency program in Canada that anyone who prepares for permanent residency in Canada has heard of at least once, and it has the advantage of being faster to proceed and update than other immigration programs because everything from Pool registration to filing. Based on the applicant's age, educational background, experience, language score, spouse score, LMIA or PNP possession, the system automatically translates scores into Pool and automatically selects EE every two weeks from the time they are registered in Pool. Once registered, I will continue to participate in the selection for a year, and when my score was higher than the starting score, I will be issued an invitation card called Invitation and wait for permanent residency approval after receiving the document. However, if you enter your conditions as mentioned before, your score will be automatically calculated and registered in the pool, but if you lack the score, it may be difficult to issue invitations or invitations for permanent residency. For example, on January 7, 2021, the starting score was 461 points, and all applicants who maintained higher scores received invitation, but applicants who scored lower than 461 had no choice but to commit to the next selection. From last year to this year, the starting score is usually fluctuating from 430 to 470. In order to be selected every other week, it would be possible to proceed only if you satisfied enough points, but there are many applicants who wonder if it would be meaningful to register for Express Entry even if they do not have enough points. To answer first, of course, I recommend registering with Express Entry first. The first reason is that once you register Express Entry, you can continue to change to a new English score and update additional career and academic scores. Because of this, the first registration doesn't stop there, but you can keep updating and increasing your score. Through this, you can see at a glance what areas you are currently lacking in and how much you need to raise. Secondly, there was a situation last year, and the starting score, which exceeded the average of 470 points last year, dropped sharply in the summer and fell to the 430s. As a result, applicants who registered first and waited were able to proceed with permanent residency immediately after receiving a sudden invitation. Like this, Express Entry selection scores are not fixed, but can change rapidly at any time, so we strongly recommend that you register in advance. In addition, one program of expression, Federal Skilled Trade (FST), is selected only once or twice a year, and if you are preparing for FST, you must register it in advance and prepare it for a sudden selection. Finally, the tie breaking rule, that is, the same score as the starting score. For example, if I was registered as 461 points on January 7th, I would not give invitation to all 461 points, but give a chance to the person who registered first among 461 points. For example, there are a total of 100 applicants registered with 461 points, and if only 60 of them are selected, 40 people who later registered cannot receive invitation even if they have 461 points. That's why you need to register in advance to prepare for this kind of situation. For this reason, even if I don't have a score to register EE, it's important to register and update it regularly once you meet the conditions to register and look at future immigration trends. Recently, with good news, it has announced that it will accept more immigrants from 2021 to 2023, so it is predicted that the selection score of Express Entry could be lowered in the future. It seems that there will be very favorable ways for applicants over the next three years, so don't miss this opportunity and get permanent residency well.
You will be able to re-apply for PGWP.
On January 8, the Canadian Immigration Office announced a special temporary policy of re-applying the Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) for Canadian students studying abroad. Post-Gradiation Work Permit (PGWP) is an open work permit that can be received for up to three years when you graduate from or complete a program designated by the Canadian Immigration Service. The purpose of the PGWP is to help students who have completed their studies in Canada return to their native countries or even obtain permanent residency through the opportunity to work with various employers in Canada. From January to December 2020, as about 30,000 PGWP holders have already become permanent residents or are waiting for approval after receiving permanent residency, PGWP is helping to obtain permanent residency. In principle, this PGWP is a limit that can only be received once in life, and if it has already been approved, it cannot be applied again. However, this Covid-19 has greatly reduced the opportunity for many PGWP holders to get the experience they need to apply for permanent residency and also reduced the opportunity for PGWP holders to contribute to the Canadian economy. In order to overcome these difficult times well, the Canadian Immigration Service has decided to provide special opportunities to international students who have or have PGWP once again. All four conditions must be met as below under the conditions of the applicant who can re-apply for this PGWP. First, the PGWP must expire on or after January 30, 2020 or within the next four months. Second, you have to live in Canada now. Thirdly, you must either have a Permit to live in Canada or apply for a Restore if you do not. Lastly, you have to apply between January 27, 2021 and July 27, 2021. The special opportunity is estimated to benefit 52,000 graduates with PGWP, which will provide an additional 18 months of open work permitt. Canada's Immigration Service says it will continue to announce these special policies to address not only the opportunity for many people to build a future in Canada, but also the labor shortage in Canada.
Required PCR results when entering Canada
Finally, with the start of COVID-19 vaccinations in some countries, COVID-19 is expected to decrease in the future. However, since the vaccine will have to wait and see for some time to be used worldwide, additional measures have been taken to prevent further COVID-19 proliferation in both countries and Canada. In the future, all travelers arriving in Canada must submit the COVID-19 verification certificate they received three days before their arrival. Not all COVID-19 tests are accepted, but we have decided to acknowledge the negative results through PCR tests, which are currently considered the most effective tests. Although the exact time of implementation has not been announced yet, we decided to announce the details by early January 2021. Even after submitting this COVID-19 voice inspection confirmation certificate, we decided to keep the previous 14 days of self-isolation. In other words, every traveler arriving in Canada must have a voice-check and 14 days of quarantine, and plan how to stay indoors for 14 days to get food, food and medicine. It has repeatedly announced that breaking these quarantine rules could result in a six-month prison term or a maximum fine of $750,000 as before. Of course, 14 days of self-isolation can be excluded if approved by the Canadian government before entering Canada. In general, you can exclude 14 days of self-isolation to watch your deathbed or to attend a funeral. To summarize, to enter Canada, you have to check the following three parts in advance. First, travelers must have a PCR voice test for COVID-19 three days before entering Canada. Second, travelers must have 14 day quarantine plans. There must be a plan and method to obtain quarantine and essential items such as food, foodstuffs or medicines Third, you must install the ArriveCAN mobile application to provide your personal information and flight information before traveling to Canada. The just-started COVID-19 vaccine is expected to take some time to end COVID-19, but as COVID-19 ends, it is expected that some closed immigration or reduced specific immigration will be reopened. prepare for permanent residenceIf you've been waiting for COVID-19, we recommend you start preparing for permanent residency again and prepare for the Canadian permanent residency that will begin again.
2020 Canadian immigration trends and prospects for future immigration
The eventful year of 2020 is gone and 2021 is coming. I think 2020 has been a year of change for everyone to feel like it has passed faster than any other year. COVID-19 has been influenced by immigration to Canada as well as many prepared plans, and it is expected to continue until 2021. Earlier this year, the WHO made a Pandemic announcement and this worldwide Pandemic forced Canada to make extensive changes to its policy on border control, travel and immigration. From March 16 this year, Canada announced that it would restrict entry to most people except Canadian citizens, permanent residents, immediate family members and certain professions, and pushed for 14 days of self-isolation for anyone who enters from abroad. In addition, special policies were implemented for each business to prevent further proliferation, which resulted in many businesses shutting down and reducing working hours or losing jobs for millions of workers. The Canadian government had no choice but to take such extreme measures, but despite these measures, there have been many infections in Canada as well. This resulted in Canada receiving only 4,000 new immigrants in April, the lowest monthly immigration figure in 40 years. However, Canada has announced many temporary policies as below to actively attract immigrants next time. First, I was able to apply for PGWP within 180 days of graduating from PGWP, or Canadian public schools, and then applying for PGWP within 180 days of graduating from a program that would give confidence and enhancement to students who could earn an open work permit. In addition, considering that many students are not allowed to attend classes after March, if they do not attend classes for a certain period of time or if they have completed classes online, they are allowed to apply for the PGWP if they have attended and graduated in personally. It was extended until April 2021. The reason why Canada benefits from such a special policy is that more than 17% of new immigrants were Canadian students in 2019, and that they could have a great impact on the Canadian economy in the future. Second, brothers, sisters, and grandparents who were not directly Canadian or permanent residents' families were allowed to enter Canada if they applied in advance and received permission. This applied to individuals in a dating relationship, and this was a special measure to help them get back together with their loved ones in a family-oriented Canada. Thirdly, despite COVID-19, the Canadian federal government began normalizing LMIA again in June, continuing to approve additional work permitt (employment permit), Study Permit (visitor permit) and more if it actively supported local employers in Canada who needed to supplement. Of course, this process has often been delayed than the average check-in period, but it's still going on. Lastly, we will proceed with permanent residency. Despite the current situation, the Federal Immigration Program Express Entry and the State Immigration PNP continue to be selected, and permanent residency approval continues. In addition, in the middle of this year, the lowest Express Entry score of the year was lowered to the 430 mark. Also, this year was the year when Express Entry was issued the most invitation. Of course, some immigration programs have fluctuated and experienced some delays, but most immigration programs are still ongoing. As above, the biggest reason why Canada continues to open the door to immigration is for economic recovery and growth in Canada. Everyone knows that Canada is currently suffering from economic difficulties due to unprecedented events. In order to recover this, we need to increase the number of workers who can revive the economy, but Canada is expecting a lot from new immigrants again this time as it has been working to solve the problem and grow its economic power through immigrants. To support this, on October 30, the Minister of Immigration, Marco Mendicino, raised the number of new immigrants from 2021 to 2023 from 350,000 to 400,000 each year. It plans to welcome more than 1.2 million new immigrants over the next three years. Given this situation, the prospect of future immigration to Canada is on the horizon, and if you are considering immigration to Canada due to COVID-19, you will see more benefits. If you are immigrating to Canada, it's time to start now, so please prepare thoroughly and proceed.
Canada Family sponsership Program Progress situation in 2020
This year's parent-invited immigration was changed to a random selection method, not a first-come, first-served application, unlike last year. In order to be selected randomly, if you first fill out a brief form called the interst to sponsor form and register it, you will be notified by email of your selection right the next time you are selected. As the parent-invited immigration, which was expected to take place earlier this year, opened in a random draw from October 13 to November 3, many waiting applicants flocked. With the additional reduction of the number of applicants to 10,000, the chances of being selected this year may be a little slim, but many applicants have registered until November 3 because registration of the intern to sponsor form is possible. Applicants registered from Oct. 13 to Nov. 3 initially announced at the immigration office that they would be able to receive the selection through random selection for the next 60 days, but not long ago, the immigration office announced a correction that selection would be delayed a little. As for the reason for the delay in selection, many applicants have applied in duplicate, so they are reviewing all applications to exclude such duplicate applications for fairness, and the process of sending invitations after making a random selection list is getting longer. And this program was held later than usual and is expected to be selected in 2021 due to the influence of the selection period due to the situation where continuous control is difficult due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Although the exact date has not been announced, it is expected to be selected around January or February next year. The chances of this selection being selected this year are not high due to the delay in issuance of the selection and fewer than usual, but the immigration office has already announced that it will deliver the selection to 30,000 people, not 10,000 next year, so even if you don't get the desired results, you can look forward to the selection in 2021. Personally, when writing the First to Sponsor form for first-time selection, it is recommended that the basic information of invitees and invitees be entered, and that they are not disadvantaged in next year's selection, so it is recommended that parents and grandparents be registered if the conditions are met.
How about BC Provincial Nominee Program (BCPNP)
When you look at applicants who have recently developed their career after employment in Canada and are preparing to proceed with permanent residency, they usually do it in two main ways. First, we're proceeding with the much-known Express Entry, or federal immigration, and secondly, state immigration in each state. The two big differences are that Express Entry is a federal immigrant, so anyone planning to settle in Canada outside Quebec can apply. On the other hand, state immigrants, PNPs, can apply after matching state immigration conditions and currently apply to about 80 different programs in 11 states. As 11 states proceed in different ways, depending on the applicant, there may be states that are easier to apply for permanent residency, and on the other hand, there may be more difficult ways of immigration to the state for the applicant. Due to these differences, many people say that it is difficult to immigrate to the state of BC and ON, but the criteria for difficulty vary depending on individual application conditions and there are advantages of each state, so we need to understand this part first and prepare for it. There are three main advantages to the BC shares that Vancouver belongs to. The first is easier settlement. In order to obtain permanent residency in Canada, we usually enter Canada and settle down and work hard to obtain permanent residency. However, in order to get permanent residency, I had to first enter Canada and set up a home, but I was unable to adapt to small cities in other states because it was easy to get permanent residency, and I saw many cases where I went back to Korea or moved back to other states or big cities. Of course, it is not wrong to move to a small city, but I think it is important to think about individual life patterns and what you need first and adapt to Canada. Second, since BC is a big state in Canada and there is a big city called Vancouver, it is also a great advantage to find a job in BC, which has more opportunities than other states, and if you want to think about your career or maintain your career in Korea. Third, it is a permanent residency trend. In recent years, some states have already shut down some state immigration programs or have not selected the state itself, while BC has been consistently selecting. Rather, the starting score has gone down a lot. Of course, some jobs have been closed due to COVID-19, but this has led to a recent drop in state scores and a profitable case. Given this situation, there will be a limited number of jobs such as restaurants and lodging for the time being, but it is expected that selection will be made again when the COVID-19 vaccine, which will be released soon. And since Techfilot, an immigration program for certain technical professions, is extended for another year until June 2021, BC state immigration seems to be positive. In addition, we have decided to provide $1,000 in assistance to BC residents in COVID-19 relief benefit, and since work permitators are included in this benefit, we are willing to be very open and active to work permit holders. In light of these circumstances, it seems very positive not only to acquire permanent residency in BC, but also to live in BC. Of course, there may be a better fit state and state system depending on individual living conditions and needs, so it is recommended that each characteristic be identified for 11 Canadian states or at least two to three Canadian states before settling in Canada.
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