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PPR delays due to covid-19

KDM13

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I don’t know why IRCC isn't adding fully vaccinated outland applicants under the travel exemptions. I have UAE residence and vaccination is now widely available for all adults.
I've thought this, I've had both my vaccines. I guess it's because many countries don't have any "vaccination passport" program to prove you've been vaccinated. I know here in the U.K there's no way for me to prove I've had the vaccine. They'd need access to my medical records somehow and I guess that's a tricky thing to get ahold of from different countries around the world.
 

dhruvbajaj39

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I've thought this, I've had both my vaccines. I guess it's because many countries don't have any "vaccination passport" program to prove you've been vaccinated. I know here in the U.K there's no way for me to prove I've had the vaccine. They'd need access to my medical records somehow and I guess that's a tricky thing to get ahold of from different countries around the world.
I agree. While it’s scientifically plausible it would be discriminatory. In some countries owing to shortages everyone isn’t even eligible to get vaccinated. (e.g. India)
 

matteosc

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I don’t know why IRCC isn't adding fully vaccinated outland applicants under the travel exemptions. I have UAE residence and vaccination is now widely available for all adults.
They don't seem to have a plan for this, even thought it would be reasonable. Me and my wife are now fully vaccinated, but still nothing...
 

Ojay1

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Immigration is important for creating jobs too. This is why Canada does its immigration program in first place.
The signs are there, as lucid as daylight yet some people still choose to engage in self deceit. Whatever makes you sleep at night , please subscribe to it.
 

Hchadda

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I agree. While it’s scientifically plausible it would be discriminatory. In some countries owing to shortages everyone isn’t even eligible to get vaccinated. (e.g. India)
Exactly this. Same situation here in Kuwait. They (the gubberment) is prioritizing the Kuwaities, the elderly and the sick (in that order) first. Then they are moving down within age groups. Right now i think they somewhere close to the 60+ group. So, eventually, we'll all get the jab.
 

KDM13

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Most people haven’t realized that this ban is due to economic reasons rather than the pandemic
Not true. The Canadian government has already committed this year to be the biggest year ever for immigration. https://www.cicnews.com/2020/10/canada-to-release-2021-2023-immigration-levels-plan-1016133.html#gs.yfcc1v

They've already invited many inland CEC applicant's with very low scores (the CRS cutoff was 75 in February for CEC) and they have introduced several new application processes to make it easier for people already in Canada to become PR including the link below from only a few days ago.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/04/new-pathway-to-permanent-residency-for-over-90000-essential-temporary-workers-and-international-graduates.html

They're simply focusing on inland applications only, there is nothing to suggest that they're not accepting immigrants for economic reasons. But if you've seen this somewhere please share.
 

Preux

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Not true. The Canadian government has already committed this year to be the biggest year ever for immigration. https://www.cicnews.com/2020/10/canada-to-release-2021-2023-immigration-levels-plan-1016133.html#gs.yfcc1v

They've already invited many inland CEC applicant's with very low scores (the CRS cutoff was 75 in February for CEC) and they have introduced several new application processes to make it easier for people already in Canada to become PR including the link below from only a few days ago.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2021/04/new-pathway-to-permanent-residency-for-over-90000-essential-temporary-workers-and-international-graduates.html

They're simply focusing on inland applications only, there is nothing to suggest that they're not accepting immigrants for economic reasons. But if you've seen this somewhere please share.
Focusing on applicants who are already in Canada means giving out PRs to people who are already established residents and most likely have jobs while giving out PRs to outland applicants means putting more strain on the already fragile job market.
So I also think the reasons are more economic than anything else.
 
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KDM13

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Focusing on applicants who are already in Canada means giving out PRs to people who are already established residents and most likely have jobs while giving out PRs to outland applicants means putting more strain on the already fragile job market.
So I also think the reasons are more economic than anything else.
That's a fair point and I agree that is probably a reason too. But in the second article they are opening up easier pathway for students who do not currently have jobs in the Canadian economy yet. At the end of the day I think it's a mixture of both economic and pandemic reasons. We are all in the same situation and I hope Canada can get its act together as quickly as possible so we can all move.
 
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dhruvbajaj39

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That's a fair point and I agree that is probably a reason too. But in the second article they are opening up easier pathway for students who do not currently have jobs in the Canadian economy yet. At the end of the day I think it's a mixture of both economic and pandemic reasons. We are all in the same situation and I hope Canada can get its act together as quickly as possible so we can all move.
Absolutely. For decades outsiders have filled jobs not just in Canada but it’s big neighbor too. It has to be temporary and Covid related