I’m in the Bay Area on H1B and have submitted my express entry application couple of months ago, expecting a COPR by April, medicals expire in Sept 2021. My plan was basically to finish soft-landing first and move to Canada IF AND WHEN I land a job (Don’t want to risk US job in search of Canada job).
But looking at the current trend, seems like soft-landing is no longer an option? What does it really mean?
- Are we “forced” to move before medicals expire? Will we lose the PR entirely if we don’t initiate permanent move?
- Are they automatically extending expiry for any COPRs issued? That is, do they assume 2021 is another COVID year so they simply send us a COPR that expires in 2022?
- Has anyone responded to IRCC saying they’re not ready to move permanently anytime soon? Can we keep extending the expiration endlessly as long as the pandemic situation is same.
Just trying to assess and plan my life for the next 1-2 years. Any inputs would be highly appreciated.