Applicants worried about the Canadian government's inability to process such a large number of applications after the announcement of the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024.
According to the government website, open work permit applications issued under the temporary resident to permanent resident pathway will expire on December 31, 2022. As Canada plans to invite a record number of applicants after announcing its new immigration levels, applicants are concerned their open work permits may expire before they are processed.
It is important to know that applicants whose work permit is valid for longer than 4 months need to follow the Public policy on exemptions to work permit conditions when changing employment when submitting their application. Also, the officer should follow the instructions as well.
An applicant must present language test results from a designated provider listed below that demonstrate that they meet the minimum language skill levels in each of the four language skill areas for the stream to which they are applying, for either:
the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) in English or
IELTS: International English Language Testing System (General Training test only)
CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (General test only)
the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) in French
TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français
TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français (in French only)
However, the date of the test results should be within 2 years but prior to permanent residence application submission. Also, principal applicants must provide a copy of the confirmation email indicating that IRCC received the application and that it falls within any volume limitations.