This logic holds good for PNP / FSW outland candidate. They have also blocked processing for FSW-Inland applications. Is surprising. FSW inland applicants are already in Canada and have a job so there is absolutely no reason blocking FSW - Inland applicants.After holding the biggest ever cec draw, they're holding pnp only draws now which gives me the impression that apart from covid concerns they are also taking into account the demand supply gap in the labor market. Think about it, CEC applicants would most probably have a job anyway and PNP would be filling out specific positions. If the borders have been reopened and they're still not processing outland applications then most likely scenario is that they will wait for the economy to pick up before they start allowing outlanders to enter. Not saying that as a fact but just trying to rationalise since IRCC is not bothered to offer an explanation. I think this silence is well thought out. The blow back from the applicants who can't do anything seems to be the most viable option for them right now and they're sticking with it. I think covid is just an excuse and it's not about their processing capacity at all. They seem to be doing this on purpose. Also if you take into account the rationale behind the whole express entry system, it is to bridge the gap between labor supply and demand. If they keep outlanders coming in with not enough jobs in the market, it would put pressure on the government to take care of more unemployed people.