Canada reduces Express Entry application period to 60 days

The COVID measure allowing Express Entry applicants to apply in 90 days has been reverted back to 60.

Express Entry candidates will once again have 60 days from the date they receive their invitation to submit their application.

As of June 29, Immigration,Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is rolling back the COVID-19 measure to allow Express Entry candidates to have 90 days to apply for permanent residence. The immigration department reported the change in a media release.

In March 2020, IRCC extended the application period as part of a slew of new coronavirus-related measure. It was meant to allow immigration applicants to have more time to prepare their documents. At the time, the pandemic had just swept the world, causing service disruptions and grounding flights.