IRCC made Major announcement today. (April 22, 2022)
Some quick points are :
Express Entry draws will resume in July 2022 for CEC and FSW.
Candidates who are PGWP holders which is going to expire between jan to dec 2022 can apply for extension to get additional 18 months.
Spouse and other immediate members , included in a principal applicant’s permanent residence application , who are outside of Canada, will be eligible to get open work permit while waiting for PR.
Ircc will bring processing times of Express Entry back to 6 months.
Applicants applying for BOWP (bridging open work permit) while waiting for PR will now get until Dec 2024.
Today, Minister Sean Fraser has announced that the Express Entry Invitations to Federal Skilled Workers Program and Canadian Experience Class candidates will resume this year by early July.