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Major events to expect in Canada immigration in the coming days

A few major events can be expected in the coming days with regard to Canada immigration. It is expected that the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) would announce the process for the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) 2022 in late October. Then the new Immigration Levels Plan for the period 2023-2025 will be announced by November 1. Further, Statistics Canada will publish census data on immigration from the year 2021, for the first time in five years.  Moreover, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is likely to come down to below 500 for the first time after the all-program Express Entry draws resumed in July.
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Parents and Grandparents Program 2022

The application intake for the Parents and Grandparents Program or PGP will be available in the coming weeks. This program allows Canadians and citizens to sponsor their parents and grandparents for permanent residence in Canada. In 2021, IRCC invited 30000 Canadians to apply for sponsorship through the Parents and Grandparents Program(PGP). A high number of candidates were invited in this year with an aim to compensate the low number of sponsors,  just 10000, in 2020 owing to the impact of the pandemic.

Express Entry CRS score to drop below 500

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) resumed the all-program Express Entry draw in July 6, after a gap of 18 months. The all-program draws had been cancelled owing to the impact of the pandemic. In the first draw after the gap, the minimum CRS score required was 557. The CRS cut-off score has been steadily decreasing in each draw ever since. In the first five draws, the decline was by 8 or 9 points. In September 14 and 28, the drop was 6 points. The minimum CRS score in the latest Express Entry draw held on September 28 was 504. So, if this trend continues, by next draw, the CRS score requirement would come down to below 500, as it was when all-program draws used to be held before the outbreak of the pandemic.

Similarly, the number of invitations issued in each draw has been increasing gradually. In the first several draws, the increase was by 250, but in the last few draw, the increase is by 500 in each draw. Before the pandemic also, the number of invitations issued was between 3400 and 4500.

Immigration Levels Plan for 2023-2025

Each year, the IRCC reveals a new Immigration Levels Plan, which acts as a guideline for the number of immigrants, who would be allowed to come to Canada each year. As per the current Immigration Levels Plan, Canada would welcome 432000 new immigrants in 2022. This will be as high as 45100 by 2024. Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has hinted that this may be as high as 50000 in the coming years. As Canada is facing a huge labour shortage crisis, this number is most unlikely to come down.

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