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Express Entry PR application deadline reduced to 60 days from 90 w.e.f. June 26, 2018

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 27, Jun 2018

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IRCC has reduced the deadline for the submission of Express Entry- Canada PR application. The new deadline is 60 days w.e.f. June 26, 2018. Earlier, candidates were allowed to submit the application within 90 days.

In a huge announcement yesterday, IRCC has reduced the deadline for submit the Canada PR application via Express Entry. The new deadline is 60 days with effect from June 26, 2018. Earlier the candidates were allowed to submit the complete Canadian permanent residency application along with required documents within 90 days. If you are wondering how it will impact your express entry application, find the details below.

How new deadline will impact your express entry application?

Well, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) has kept it simple for the applicants. Note down the below two scenarios carefully:

  • If you were invited to apply before June 26, 2018, you still have 90 days to complete your application.
  • If you're invited to apply after June 26, 2018 you'll have 60 days to complete your application.

However, the IRCC has advised applicants not to update their prolife unless, they are adding new information with regards to above changes.

The Old time frame Implemented again

With this new change, IRCC has gone back to its earlier or original time frame for submitting the express entry PR application. The deadline for submitting the EE application was 60 days to start with, which was increased to 90 days by IRCC in November, 2018. The decision has been taken to expedite the Express Entry process in the interest of the applicants.

As per a report released December last year, about 41 percent of the applicants submitted their application between 61-90 days, after the increase in deadline (90 days) in November, 2016. This leads, to unnecessary delay in overall processing of an Express entry application.

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What is 60 days deadline for application submission?

If you are still figuring out the impact of new change, here is everythingyou want to know. If you want to apply for permanent residency in Canada, Express Entry is the fastest pathway. The process start with creating profile in express entry.

Once you submit the profilein online express entry system and reach express entry pool, your profile get a definite point score, called CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score, based on age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. parameters. Now, IRCC launchesa draw every fortnight to issue Invitation to Apply (ITA) to candidates, who achieve the pre-announced qualifying marks for selection.

The applicants who receive ITA need to submit their complete Canada PR application along with required documents within a set deadline, which is now 60 days w.e.f. June 26, 2018.

Get your file ready in advance for Express Entry

As the deadline for submitting express entry application and documents have been reduced, the applicants would require to prepare your application and documents well in advance to avoid the last minute haste and chaos. It's always good to take services from a genuine Visa Documentation Consultancy firm, if you are not well versed with complex immigration process guidelines.

If you need advice, assistance and complete documentation support to apply Canada PR, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue Immigration- a leading and registered Visa and Immigration Documentation Consultancy firm for Canada. You may contact Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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