Canadian Government has announced several immigration rule changes for the year 2019 and we expect these changes to have a significant impact on the applicants applying for Canada Permanent Resident Visa.
The Canadian Immigration authorities are highly fluctuating and it is difficult to tell what may happen next. The changes are made according to the requirements asked by the Canadian Immigration department.
If you are looking at applying for Canada PR, you must confirm the latest Canada immigration rule changes for 2019 before applying for permanent residency in Canada.
Latest Canada Immigration Rule Changes 2019
If you are looking to apply for a permanent residency visa for Canada under various immigration visa programs it is important to first know about the latest Immigration changes in Canada for 2019.
Changes in Canada Multiyear Immigration Program
The Canadian authorities have announced its Multiyear Immigration Plan (2018-2021) in November 2018 and stretched it till the year 2021. It is expected that this government updates will lead to over one million permanent residents by 2021.
Furthermore, the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase its annual immigration target to 350,000 by the year 2021.
Alberta launched Express Entry stream for its PNP
Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) has released its Express Entry program in August 2018. The first draw of the AINP- Express entry stream started on August 8, 2018.
SINP implemented new EOI System
Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) replaced its old first come, first served system with new EOI (Expression of Interest) based system which started on July 16, 2018. The first draw of EOI system occurred on 21st August 2018.
OINP will now accept candidates below 400 CRS points
The Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) announced to accept the candidates, even with CRS score below 400 points with some conditions. Earlier most used to accept the applicants with CRS score 400 marks or above.
Dependent Child age increased to Under 22
The dependent child age has been increased from Nineteen (19) years to Twenty-two (22) years by the Canadian Immigration department. Also, a candidate can add their children who are under Twenty-two (22) years as dependent applicants in their applications.
Conditional Permanent Residence Rule Removed
Canada authorities has cancelled the Conditional Permanent residence Rule that used to make some sponsored partners or spouses in Canada to stay with their sponsoring spouse or partner for at least 2 years.
Many of these changes are done and many are still not in effect. Therefore, if you are looking at applying Canada PR, then now is the perfect time to plan your immigration journey.