CIC CANADA Needs a SYSTEM Reboot.
I wanted to start today’s article by sending a word of advice to anyone from CIC, who visits us regularly. Yes, CIC does need a reboot and the situation is turning to emergency with every passing minute.
On May 26th 2017, CIC issued Draw 64 with invitations to PNP specific candidates with score of 775. This holds importance in 2 important ways, with this draw CIC released some pressure of growing number of candidates and PNP candidates are cleared from the next upcoming draw. But this clearly shows an important point, CIC is facing a lot of backlog after virtually giving out ITA’s in thousands within past 3 months. As we calculated in our previous post, CIC has indeed issued over 39,769 invitations this year, leading a massive backlog on agent’s desk.
Virtually, every single application has slowed down or delayed by months now. Our candidates who were getting their medicals cleared within 5-7 days of application submissions are now taking almost 30-50 days just to see their meds passed. The next steps of security, eligibility and other requirement checks are taking months instead of weeks. Every step in the application status change is taking over a month as of current trends.
There are some candidates sitting with ZERO UPDATES on their application for over 90 days now.
The candidates who have waited months to get their PNP are facing another roadblock with CIC giving LEAST Priority to PNP candidates. The usual timeline for clearance of a PNP candidate is almost twice compared to that of FSWO, which itself has twice the processing timeframe compared to CEC Candidates. It should be noted that NONE of the applications submitted to CIC Canada are processed in the order of submission. It’s a complete mess, completely random immigration service. It looks like there is no priority, no system left in this Canadian Immigration System. The system maintains ZERO TRANSPARENCY to the applicants, the candidates can only check their present status of the application with no timeline reference, no guarantees on application approval.
With candidates receiving rejections after 3-4 months of application submissions, it’s hard to imagine the situation which will be faced by candidates submitting their apps in June. Our clients from Jan batch are awaiting PPR, while few from FEB are awaiting their meds to be cleared. CIC may have issued ITA’s in thousands, but they must be wondering now how to handle all the applications coming their way.
With scores dropping to 415 already and poised to drop further, it is possible that PNP’s are rendered irrelevant. The question is WHAT’S THE LOWER LIMIT ? How much can the CRS fall, for the system to manage efficiently ?
Only the future holds the answer for our queries. We can only suggest those, who are considering to apply for PR, it’s a mind game now, it’s a game where patience holds the key to your success.
Think of Australia as an alternate destination of getting your residency. With transparent immigration system and quicker processing timeline, it always something you can keep as secondary option.
Let us know in comments section about your timelines.