The COVID-19 pandemic has allowed the B.C. government to pause and review the EI – Base category. The sole purpose of this temporary halt is to ensure the program continues to meet its objectives effectively, especially in terms of optimizing applicants’ success, supporting economic recovery, and creating jobs.
The lowest-ranked candidate scored 713, which is 39 points less than the previous PNP draw.
The minimum score for the newest CEC draw is 397, four points less than the last round.
However, IRCC will continue to provide deadline extensions to clients who are still unable to provide required documentation due to COVID‑19 disruptions.
The processing of these applications will be put on hold until September 10, 2021, until the province or territory confirms that it continues to support the nomination, or until a new job offer is received along with a new confirmation from the province or territory, whichever comes first.
Foreign nationals who are in Canada and whose temporary resident status may soon expire can apply for an extension to maintain their temporary resident status in Canada. Applicants who are unable to depart Canada due to the COVID-19 pandemic should provide an explanation as to why they need to remain in Canada with the submission of their application.