Express Entry: Changes to Invitation to Apply Period

Lisa C. Citizenship & Immigration, Newcomer Information, Updates

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s news release, Express Entry candidates who receive an invitation to apply after June 29, 2021 will once again have only 60 days to submit their application for permanent residence.

At the start of the pandemic, the invitation to apply period for permanent residence was increased from 60 to 90 days to provide invited candidates with additional time to prepare their applications. Returning to the 60-day timeframe will support IRCC in processing higher volumes of applications in an expedited fashion.

Express entry candidates who received the invitation to apply before June 29, 2021 will still have 90 days to submit their application for permanent residence.

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* The information in this post is taken from the official IRCC news release dated June 29, 2021: