Canada Targets Over Eighty Thousand Applicants for Permanent Residency
Interested candidates have been invited to apply for the Canadian permanent residency through the current Express Entry program issued in the first half of this year consisting 81,400 invitations.
The Express Entry system allows skilled foreign workers to have permanent residency in the country. Attracted candidates will be required to participate in the program of which they will be ranked based on a score system called Comprehensive Ranking (CRS).
The highest-ranking person will be required to apply for regular draws often held in two weeks intervals.
Each draws a score is set with factors such as age, education level, skills level, occupation, English or French proficiency, and family ties to Canada being inspected.
After passing all the stages, the candidate will have a span of 60 days to submit a complete application for the residency.
However, if a candidate is not invited to make the final application after the first stage, their application will remain valid and active for a period of 12 months. This is because, it is perceived that the candidate will be improving on their score and gathering relevant skills, education level, improving language score, or seeking a job opening in Canada.
The country saw 92,000 candidates and family get permanent residency in the country through a similar program in 2018.
The program targets 81,400 applicants.