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It was drawn Express Entry CEC category 5weeks after. But what is the result?
There was an additional selection of EE-CEC on Thursday, March 18, five weeks after the major selection of the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), one of the Express Entry, on February 13th. In this selection, 5,000 Express Entry invitations were issued, so the number of people selected was significantly reduced compared to the previous CEC selection of 27,332 people, and as a result, the invitation score increased to 449 points. In order to receive this invitation, you must have been registered as a CEC in Express Entry, and you have to meet CEC requirements, Canadian experience and English scores. To be more specific, Canadian experience should have worked full-time for at least one year in the last three years, that is, worked 30 hours or more per week to meet 1,560 hours, and Canadian occupation level NOC 0, A, or B Only the careers of the above occupations will be recognized. Here, NOC B occupations include, for example, chefs, bakers, technicians, supervisors, and NOC 0 and A include managers, graphic designers, accountants, and other managerial and professional positions. In addition, the language score must be at least CLB 5 for technical NOC B experience and CLB 7 or higher for NOC 0 or A. For CLB 5, IELTS standards should maintain Reading 4.0 or higher, and the rest of Writing, Listening and Speaking should maintain 5.0 or higher, and CELPIP standards require that all parts maintain a score of 5 or higher for each part. The baseline score for CLB 7 should be 6.0 or higher for each part in IELTS and 7 or higher for each part in CELPIP. Anyone applying for a permanent resident card who met the above conditions could pre-register in the Express Entry-CEC Pool and receive an invitation if the score was higher than the selection score. Many applicants saw the unprecedented selection score of 75 points announced on February 13 and suddenly crowded them, and the CEC selection score was selected again with 449 points. In addition, the selection score, which was announced every two weeks on average, was announced after 5 weeks, and the number of people selected was lowered to 5,000 again, returning the starting score back to the default starting score. Looking at the previous history, the overall score is slightly lower than the 461 points selected on January 7th and 454 points selected on January 21st. You can realize that you are planning to accommodate. Given this trend, Immigration Canada is planning to continue accepting immigrants in the future, and gradually, but the starting score is also decreasing, so it is strongly recommended to enroll in the Express Entry Pool as soon as conditions are met. In addition, there may be sudden and unconventional announcements such as the announcement on February 13th, so you must meet the conditions for applying for a green card in advance. This time, as the starting score increased somewhat, a lot of troubles were mixed, but if you look at the immigration service's plan to accept immigrants, good news may be announced, so you will be able to receive good news if you wait for the selection while accumulating additional Canadian careers or raising your English score. Is expected.
In preparation for face-to-face classes at universities and higher institutions in BC, normalization is possible from September
With the Canadian government's promise to distribute all of the COVID-19 vaccine by September this year, all higher education institutions, including universities, expect to be able to return to face-to-face classes in the fall semester. Of course, it is up to the public health authorities and the administration of each agency to return to formal in-person classes, but the university, which has already officially announced the fall return, says it will monitor the threat of COVID-19 and keep students and staff safe accordingly. Currently, due to Canada travel restrictions, international students who wish to enter and take classes in Canada are only allowed to attend classes after entry to schools with plans to prepare for COVID-19. This limit will be maintained until April of this year and will be updated according to the situation at that time. While each state currently has a slightly different position, most state and public universities have already submitted COVID-19 preparedness plans to allow international students to receive and conduct classes. As for the state's approved schools, British Columbia's state health minister has already advised British Columbian college students to prepare for a full return to campus. After this announcement, many British Columbia universities also announced plans to return to Daemyung classes. UBC, a state university in British Columbia, is preparing for face-to-face classes this September and plans to accommodate quarantine measures and on-site precautions for international students if necessary. In addition to UBC, Victoria University, Vancouver Island University, Thompson River University, Simon Fraser University, University of Northern British Columbia, Capilano University and Trinity Western University have also announced that they will prepare the same face-to-face classes as UBC. In the next Alberta state, the University of Alberta plans to offer both face-to-face and distance classes at the same time, with plans to gradually change to face-to-face classes. Through this, we plan to welcome more students and staff. However, the University of Calgary has yet to make a decision on in-person classes after further checking internally with the student. As such, universities in most states have announced positive plans that they will be able to teach face-to-face from this fall semester, and soon the school is expected to return to normal classes in 18 months. The other good news that helped normalize schools like this is that in February 2021, Canada's economy recovered almost all of its jobs lost in the previous two months, and the unemployment rate was at its lowest since March 2020. News like this shows that Canada's economy is returning to normal after the COVID-19 vaccine. This time, school normalization was focused on, but sooner or later, it can be said that the day when employment permits, permanent residency and visits will be normalized again.
Family sponsorship immigration is going fast. Canada Immigration Office Extension
The Canadian Immigration Bureau has officially announced the expansion of the Sydney Case Processing Centre in Nova Scotia. As we are focusing on reviewing and hosting the case processing center family immigration cases in Sydney, this office expansion means that the processing period of family-invited immigration could be accelerated. After the COVID-19 incident, only 30% of immigration officers actually work at Sydney Case Processing Centre, and 70% of them work from home. Therefore, the overall family-invited immigration process was inevitable for a long time, but due to this expansion, most immigration officers working at home will be brought back to the office to accelerate the process. This office expansion is not permanent yet, and we plan to sign an office contract for at least one year and proceed with the same method as above. Next, we will decide whether to extend the year again or return to all existing offices in line with the COVID-19 situation. The biggest benefit of this office expansion is the benefits of family-invited immigration cases outside Canada rather than family-invited immigration in Canada, which can be proceeded quickly. Given the decision of the Immigration Bureau, it can be seen as a plan to promote family harmony as much as possible through family-invited immigration rather than other immigrants. Of course, many immigration programs such as experience immigration and family-invited immigration are normalized or expanded as the massive selection of Express Entry on February 13 has already given much power to experience immigration. These immigrants, as well as other state immigration and temporary immigration programs, will continue to be extended, creating a new wind for immigration, which has been stagnant due to COVID-19. However, visitors who want to visit Canada temporarily through a pre-entry letter rather than an invited immigrant are still given a difficulty in approving visits unless they are required to visit Canada. Previously, if the family was in Canada as a work permit or study permit, it would be more difficult to obtain prior entry approval even in the same case this year, and strict sanctions are imposed on travelers who want to enter Canada for non-immigration purposes. As such, the immigration office has opened a lot of doors on immigration, but it is difficult for travelers to visit unless they are required to travel, so if they are not visiting Canada for essential purposes, they should check their conditions and plan to visit. Instead, if you plan to invite your family abroad to support permanent residency, it would be a good time to prepare from now on and proceed with the family-invited immigration plan.
The 2021 working holiday application opened.
The CIC Canada Immigration Bureau officially announced on March 1, 2021 that the 2021 International Experience Canada (IEC) will be open. International Experience Canada (IEC) may sound unfamiliar to many people, but you've probably heard of working holiday, or working holiday. To be exact, Working Holiday is one of the three programs provided by the CIC Immigration Bureau, International Experience Canada (IEC), which is suitable for applicants with Korean nationality apply. Working Holiday is a program designed to allow one year of employment experience in Canada without employer restrictions, and anyone between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply for a settlement fund of more than $2,500, working holiday. As I mentioned before, the acquisition condition of working holiday is rather simple and it is a very useful program that provides open work permit like a year and can reach permanent residency. You typically need a year of experience in Canada to obtain permanent residency, but at the end of the Working Holiday, you can switch to a Work Permit or another Permit via LMIA, and your experience with a Working Holiday Permit can also be recognized as a permanent resident. Previously, anyone could receive work permit after working holiday approval, but recently, working holiday was approved due to COVID-19, but if you don't get a job offer, you won't be free to enter the country, so remember this in advance. This working holiday will be issued to a total of 4,000 Koreans and will be selected by random draw. Although they are not selected on a first-come, first-served basis, the number of people who can be selected decreases as the round passes, and since they give a lot of invitations in the beginning, it is most advantageous to register as soon as possible. For those under 30 years of age who have never applied for Working Holiday, I recommend you to apply at least once. Working holiday is always crowded with applicants as the conditions are not particular. Therefore, even if the applicant's conditions are met, it is often not selected, so we should be aware of this in advance and prepare for the process. The news of the reopening of the long-stalled working holiday, the selection of mass Express Entry issued a few weeks ago, and BCPNP, which put restrictions on several occupations, show signs of a return to the original position. If you are preparing for permanent residency in Canada, such as the Immigration Office's announcement that more immigrants will be selected by 2023, you should prepare in advance.
What happen with BCPNP Draw
On February 16, 2021, BC issued invitations to 494 candidates, lifting the exclusion of 31 NOC code positions. This specific job selection exclusion began around April 2020, when the first Pandemic incident of COVID-19 began, and has been maintained so far, and is the result of the normal selection in almost a year. This gave good news to applicants who were preparing for permanent residency through BCPNP, but with a very unusual selection of split selections, managers' positions faced a wall of selection again. In the case of general raffle, the selection was made regardless of the NOC occupation, but as a result of this selection, the NOC occupation 0621 (retail and wholesale manager) and the NOC occupation code 0631 (restaurant and food service manager) were selected twice. Except for these two jobs, 459 invitations will be issued for general selection, and the selection score for each category will be 85 to 104, slightly lower than the average. BC states said, "Both managers have a large number of registrants in the BCPNP system, so we divided the selection twice in consideration of equity," and did not announce when the measure would be maintained. Along with the large-scale draw of Express Entry, immigration to BC is also expected to be more active in Canada, with the removal of the starting line. Those who have been waiting for the selection for the current manager position will be worried again because of the increased score, but the split draw is expected to be released soon, and it is expected that the selection will proceed normally soon, so you should wait while preparing for the English score.
Express Entry 75 point and 27,332 peoples Draw
The immigration office gave me a really dreamy present on Saturday, February 13th! We issued invitation to 27,332 EE-CEC registrants, the largest number ever. Due to the large number of invitations for the sudden selection of Saturday, not only applicants but also those who were preparing for permanent residency are surprised. EE applicants registered as FSW, FST, and PNP did not participate in this selection, but most applicants registered as CEC were able to receive invitation. According to the CEC's registration criteria, anyone with a minimum language score of CLB 5 or more and a year of Canadian experience within the last three years can register. Therefore, even if the score is insufficient this time, it is good news for many applicants who have only registered. The selection was the largest-ever Express Entry selection, six times more than the previous selection, and was selected with 75 points, the lowest selection score in history. If the tie-break rule was applied again this time and EE was registered with 75 points, only those who registered with the same 75 points could receive invitation before September 12, 2020. In other words, if you were registered above 76 points, you can receive invitation without applying to the tie-break rule. Even if it was selected as a condition, so many invitations were issued, so there were cases where I waited 2-3 days just to receive invitations, and the CIC website went down during the weekend. The selection showed the Canadian Immigration Service's efforts to achieve 401,000 new immigrants in 2021, and this unusual announcement is likely to happen again as it targets about 110,000 new immigrants every year through the Express Entry program in 2022 and 2023 as well as 2021 Canada's immigration minister Marco Mendicino is showing his willingness to cover the shortage of labor by converting more temporary residents, or work permit and study permit holders, into permanent residents during the Pandemic period. We hope that this unusual announcement will allow many applicants to take a step closer to obtaining permanent residency, and if they have not registered Express Entry Pool yet, we strongly recommend that they be registered as soon as possible.
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.
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