Coronavirus-related disruptions should not discourage immigration candidates from still going ahead and preparing themselves and their applications. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continues to update Canada immigration coronavirus guidelines.
Further, IRCC and several provinces have stated they will not reject applications if candidates provide an explanation that their application is incomplete because of COVID-19 interruptions.
While Canada has imposed travel restrictions, candidates are still welcome to submit Express Entry profiles as well as their permanent and temporary residence applications. Canada continues to hold Express Entry draws and issue invitations to apply for permanent residence. Canada is also being more flexible in processing applications by providing candidates with more time to obtain and submit their documentation in case candidates are being affected by COVID-19 disruptions.