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Ray of hope - FSW - 1

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ns317

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Lifting restrictions now would be horrible PR for any government, regardless of any other matter. I don't think there's a chance of the travel restrictions getting lifted before the current wave dies out AND Canada is 50%+ vaccinated. In other words, probably June or July is the best case scenario, and it could even get stretched to Fall.
 

shank15

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I can only speculate as to when restrictions will be completely lifted.... but from what I can see... restrictions are already semi-open. Citizens, PR Holders, International Students, Care-Givers, Essential Workers can enter whenever they want... the only people affected by restrictions are Tourists & COPR Holders.

Considering the Covid situation Canada is in now, it's safe to say, this 1+ year restriction hasn't really been effective.
 

willapp

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I can only speculate as to when restrictions will be completely lifted.... but from what I can see... restrictions are already semi-open. Citizens, PR Holders, International Students, Care-Givers, Essential Workers can enter whenever they want... the only people affected by restrictions are Tourists & COPR Holders.

Considering the Covid situation Canada is in now, It's safe to say, this 1+ year restriction hasn't really been effective.
Exactly, the number of international students allowed into Canada probably is more than COPR holders outside Canada. Excluding COPR holders did not make a difference to the Covid situation in Canada.
 

dankboi

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Ray of hope?!
Nope , I have this feeling after reading about the reforms they are going to bring later, that the FSW based on CRS is unlikely to happen but based on the NOC. They may not achieve increase in population levels if they are going into NOC specific draws which is significant because their objective is to bring in more human beings and money from out.
 

dhruvbajaj39

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In progress applications aside, do you guys not think that this restriction on post 18 March 20 COPR holders is long in the tooth now? It’s starting to make less sense by the day because cases/variants are already on the rise despite such strict restrictions. And expired COPRs will only increase IRCC’s burden later.
 
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Psyoptica

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NOC Code......
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My biggest fear is that they will cancel all outland applications currently being processed under FSW if they can't keep up with the backlog.
I don't mind waiting but just this thought makes me very anxious
 

dhruvbajaj39

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My biggest fear is that they will cancel all outland applications currently being processed under FSW if they can't keep up with the backlog.
I don't mind waiting but just this thought makes me very anxious
Haha what?! That’s quite absurd. If that were the case they wouldn’t have begun processing the files from the 2020 draws. That would create a wave of backlashes. Yes, IRCC doesn’t owe us anything but clarity and accountability is expected when the restrictions ease
 

Psyoptica

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NOC Code......
2074
AOR Received.
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Haha what?! That’s quite absurd. If that were the case they wouldn’t have begun processing the files from the 2020 draws. That would create a wave of backlashes. Yes, IRCC doesn’t owe us anything but clarity and accountability is expected when the restrictions ease

lol I know this is very unlikely but these are pandemic times and IRCC has been very inconsistent with their actions so far.
Another possibility is that 2020 applicantions are put on the backburner for a very long time. A highly pessimistic view but a possiblity nonetheless.
 

dhruvbajaj39

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lol I know this is very unlikely but these are pandemic times and IRCC has been very inconsistent with their actions so far.
Another possibility is that 2020 applicantions are put on the backburner for a very long time. A highly pessimistic view but a possiblity nonetheless.
I totally get the negative thoughts but there are thousands of applications in the pipeline. They conducted about 10 all program draws last year. Yes the pandemic stretched further thanks to slow vaccination but there’s no call to sit on in progress applications after most people are vaccinated.
 
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ElStu

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Well, it looks that there will be no FSW draws and the EE will change based on the new budget. Most FSWs who have been waiting for sometime are screwed or what? What the heck is happening with Canada and it’s immigration, OMG!
 
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