Canada is rapidly reducing its immigration backlog. In the last two and a half months, the country has processed more expert work visas than it did in the entire year of 2021.

According to research, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) supply dropped by over 9,000 candidates between December 15, 2021 and February 28, 2022, according to information released by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

This indicates that IRCC processed more FSWP candidates in two and a half months than it did in the entire year of 2021. IRCC processed roughly 600 FSWP candidates every 30 days in the second half of 2021.

The number of candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on the ready list has decreased by almost 12,000 people.

In total, about 24,000 visas have been processed through the Express Entry system.

Express Entry is used to manage three different immigration packages:
Class on the Canadian Experience
Federal Skilled Worker Program (Federal Skilled Worker Program)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (Federal Skilled Trades Program)
Canada decided to adjust its focus in early 2021, delaying FSWP processing and transferring more temporary residents to permanent residents, mostly through the CEC, to give it a better chance of meeting its 401,000 immigrant objective. Prior to the pandemic, approximately half of all profitable Express Entry candidates came from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

Canada uses the Express Entry application management system for three expert employee programs, including the FSWP. If you’ve never lived in Canada before and aren’t a skilled tradesperson, the FSWP will most likely be your best Express Entry option.

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser restated his earlier guarantee of faster processing times for work permits in a February meeting with the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Fraser added that IRCC would use its $85 million budget to reduce processing times, which have been exacerbated by the epidemic.

Canada has been progressively emerging as a favourite holiday place amongst Indians seeking opportunities overseas, both for study and post-graduation employment.

According to a recent study by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), the number of Indians who became permanent residents in Canada increased by 115 percent between 2016 and 2020 and 2021.

Last month, Canada had a 1.8 million-person immigration backlog, which included applications from future residents, permanent residents, international college students, temporary employees, and visitors.


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