According to a 24-Nov-2021 IRCC internal Memo obtained by a respected immigration lawyer, IRCC has enough people in their inventory to meet their immigration quota in 2022. The memo states that they do not need any new Federal High Skilled FHS intake for at least the first half of 2022! Furthermore, IRCC expects the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to rise above 500 and remain high for approximately 6 months. Lastly, FSW processing times are expected to rise to 36 months in 2022 and the Federal High Skilled admissions target in upcoming years could be reduced by more than 50% due to the TRPR backlog and Afghan refugee resettlement.
The memorandum requests a decision to be made by the deputy minister. Considering this memo was sent on 24-Nov-2021 and that CEC draws still remain paused for 2022, applicants may need to start considering alternative options to obtain permanent residency. ImmiSearch is already seeing significantly increased interest in PNP programs throughout Canada.
If the recommendations on the letter are accepted, it is uncertain what IRCC plans to do with the hundreds of thousands of Express Entry candidates and Post Graduate Work Permit holders with no time left to lose.
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