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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.
Reason why many work permit rejections since COVID-19 in Canada?
In order to get a job while living in Canada, you must first obtain LMIA approval from your employer, then apply for work permit or apply for another type of work permit. That's why it's important to get a Work Permit, and it's the first step in permanent residency or employment, and there are three main ways to get this Work Permit approval. The first is to apply online, the second is to get it at the U.S.-Canadian border called Flagpole, and the last is to get it at the airport on arrival in Canada. However, if COVID-19 does not meet the requirements of Canadian citizens or permanent residents or those who are required to enter the country, they cannot receive it on the border with the U.S. or at the airport when entering Canada, but must first obtain approval online and enter the country. Due to these changes, we were able to receive work permit right away, but now we have to wait for at least 2 weeks or more for 10 months after applying online. Additionally, it is not easy to communicate with the examiner when applying online, so there are cases where there is a misunderstanding about the documents and you may get the wrong decision. For example, applicants in the same position may receive different results even though they have applied for the same condition, or they may receive shorter or longer work permit for two years. In the case of poor results, the majority of the respondents said that they could not approve the offer because they could not prove their ability to complete the job they had been offered. Demonstrations of ability are usually proven by related career certificates or diplomas of related schools, but even though documents are submitted, it is not easy to proceed due to the same reason. Or there are often reasons for lack of language skills. If you have an interview in English right at the border and get a permit as before, you can prove your language ability through conversation on the spot, but since it is going online, you may have to submit an English report card separately. Of course, in this case, the result may be reversed through a request for reconsideration, but we are re-applying for work permit when it is not reversed or waiting for a few weeks to reverse. There is also an official notice that the way to get work permits while entering Flagpole or Canada is not allowed, but it is often the case that you visit the U.S. border without any hope or fly through the U.S., and in this case, the examiner will examine you right away and get your approval. Of course, there are times when the examiner sends back that they cannot be judged, so if you proceed in this way, you should consider it carefully. The Canadian Immigration Service is experiencing this situation for the first time, so the policy is constantly changing, and this situation is expected to continue for a while, so if you are planning to study or work permit, we recommend that you always prepare and proceed.
Biometrics Center Re-Open Now Biometric Registration Available
The Canadian government announced Friday, November 27, that the Service Canada Reservation System for Biometric reservations will resume online Monday, November 30, 2020. This is good news for applicants who have recently been waiting for a call from Service Canada to proceed with Biometric. Biometric has been temporarily suspended since March, but only opened to some permanent residency applicants in September. However, at the time of its opening in September, we were worried that too many applicants would flock at once, so instead of first making a Biometric reservation, we contacted the applicants who needed Biometric in Service Canada and proceeded with the booking sequentially. However, there were times when I couldn't get a call while this method was in progress, or when I applied first, I got a call late call. However, without any inconvenience, applicants who need Biometric will now be able to make reservations directly through the online booking tool, as stated in the Biometric attachment, starting Monday, November 30. You can then visit the Service Canada office at the time and place of your appointment. Biometric is not allowed to walk-in, so you must make a reservation before visiting. If Biometric and current Biometric have changed at first, all permanent residency applicants and study permit and work permit applicants were required to receive Biometric, but the Biometric exception has changed since September. Permanent residency applicants with a record of biometric registration within the last 10 years will remain in progress without receiving biometric again. Also, work permit applicants, study permit applicants, and visitor permit applicants are currently classified as non-biometric applicants, so related permits can be approved without Biometric. Previously, anyone had to receive Biometric without the above distinction, but now COVID-19 temporarily allows only those who need it. But even if you didn't get it now, you might have to get it later when it ends again. There are still some federal, state, or permanent residency restrictions for certain occupations, but seeing the re-implementation of Biometric online booking tools despite Canada's COVID-19 proliferation, I'm looking forward to seeing the Canadian Immigration Service return to normal work in the near future. If you are a biometric person, please make a reservation and visit through the Biometric reservation system, which will be effective November 30.
Misconceptions and Truths about LMIA
To get a job in Canada, to acquire permanent residency in Canada, or to live in Canada, you must obtain a work permit that allows you to legally get a job and work in Canada. In some cases, you may need to get the Laboratory Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) approved to get a work permit. A brief description of LMIA is that Canadian employers are required to hire foreigners other than Canadian citizens and permanent residents and to obtain permission from Service Canada (LMIA) to support work permit or permanent residency, which is called the Labor Administration's approval process. In order to obtain LMIA approval, you must first show that your Canadian employer tried to hire Canadian citizens and permanent residents first, and you can apply after at least 28 days of job openings. When you apply, you can apply by preparing the application form and financial evidence documents. After the application, Service Canada (Labor Office) receives a request for review of the application from the employer, and if there is no problem after the review, you may receive an approval latter via email. LMIA procedures vary depending on time, but recently, it takes about 2-3 months from advertising to approval. In the process of proceeding with LMIA, there are times when misunderstanding causes the process to go wrong, and one of the most common misunderstandings is whether the company needs to operate for at least a year to proceed with LMIA. First of all, LMIA doesn't have to be operated for more than a year. Of course, if you have more than one year of operation, you can apply for LMIA for PR, which is a little faster, and you can apply for a two-year work limit. However, you can apply for LMIA even if you don't have one year's operation, and the difference is that you usually get a one-year work permit or you may have some delays in the procedure. Other parts are similar to those that have been operating for more than one year, so companies that are less than one year old are eligible for LMIA. Another misunderstanding is that LMIA must be approved. As LMIA receives approval after the review with Service Canada, if the review is not carried out properly at this time, it may not be approved. Of course, LMIA approval is not difficult if the review is completed with proper documentation and thorough preparation, and most LMIA cases are actually approved. However, occasionally, if the application is faulty or insufficient, if the company is unable to prove its financial situation, if there is not enough effort to save Canadian citizens and permanent residents, or if the review with Service Canada differs from the content of the application, it may be rejected. Therefore, applying for LMIA does not necessarily give 100% approval, but if you prepare thoroughly and proceed, you can get approval in most cases. Finally, it's a misunderstanding about whether you can work as soon as you get LMIA approval. As described above, LMIA may hire foreign workers and provide work permit or permanent residency support to Canadian employers in Service Canada. This latter is a required document when applying for a work permit, but just because LMIA has been approved, you can't just work with it. In order for the applicant to work in Canada, the work permit approved by the Canadian Immigration Service must be approved before starting work. In other words, you cannot work only with LMIA approval, but you can work only after you get your work permit approved. Of course, this part can vary from case to case. As in today's text, we must proceed without any misunderstanding before proceeding with LMIA. Especially recently, there are frequent updates about LMIA, so if we are proceeding with LMIA or if we are planning to proceed with LMIA, we must make sure to find out in advance. According to LMIA trends, the procedure period is fast and the approval rate is very high, so I hope you don't miss this time and get good results.
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