RCC will begin to accept applications for its six new limited-time immigration pathways on Thursday, May 6 at 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
It will also release the application guide for the streams tomorrow, Wednesday, May 5 at 12 p.m. EST.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed this information today in a meeting with the Canadian Bar Association’s Immigration Law Section and other associations representing immigration lawyers and consultants.
The CBA’s Immigration Law Section has a broad mandate which includes educating immigration lawyers across Canada and providing advice to the federal government on immigration laws and policies. It meets regularly with IRCC and other federal departments and agencies to understand how government changes impact the country’s immigration system.
Once on the application portal, candidates will be greeted by a wizard who will assess their eligibility for the six new streams.
Candidates will need to complete several forms electronically including the IMM 0008 Generic Application Form. Candidates can submit their signatures electronically. They do not need to print the forms, sign them, and then scan them.
Each stream will have its own document requirements. Candidates will be prompted on which documents they need to upload.
Once candidates complete their applications, they will be invited to select a blue “Submit your application” button. IRCC will count each submission towards its various quotas for the streams:
IRCC expects to be able to process a total of 40,000 permanent residence applications under the streams in 2021. This means that the majority of applicants can expect to obtain their permanent residence status in 2022.