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Canada select skilled immigrants as Permanent Residents based on their qualifications and abilities to permanently settle in Canada and Contribute to Canadian economy. This is only a digital system introduced in 2015 to select skilled worker class applicants in economic class. Remember Express Entry is not an immigration program by itself but a system developed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates in to the Canadian Immigration program in Economic class. Economic class immigration programs are as follows.
- Federal skilled Worker Class (Previously Federal Skilled Worker Program)
- Federal Skilled Trade Class (previously FST Program)
- Canadian Experience Class
- And a part of Provincial Nominee Program
Express Entry Process
Express Entry program used by Immigration applicants in economic class has recently undergone a lot of changes that is very positive for potential applicants.
Government of Canada recently changed a lot of requirements to make more applicants eligible for this program who may not have been qualified previously for Express Entry. Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated express Entry system recently in the month of December 2016.
Recent changes to Express Entry are as follows and it may affect your application if you are already in the pool or recently received on invitation to apply.
- The points an applicant may get for an offer of employment has changed
- You can get a maximum of 50 points for an offer of employment in NOC O, A or B occupation
- You can get a maximum of 200 points for a valid offer of employment in NOC 00 occupation
- An offer of employment now need to be for a minimum of 1 year
The changes proposed to Express entry from June 6th 2017.
You have a brother or sister in Canada who is 18 yrs old or more as a Citizen or PR?
You get 15 points ( Before June 6 , no points for them.)
Candidates with test result of Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NLC) at level 7 in all 4 language abilities with a English test result of CLB 4 or lower ?
You get additional 15 points over and above the current points you are eligible for with a test result.That is up to 136 points for their first official language and 24 points for their second official language. ( This is only after June 6th.)
Candidates with test result of Niveaux de compétence Linguistique Canadiens (NLC) at level 7 in all 4 language abilities with a English test result of CLB 5 or more ?
You get additional 30 points over and above the current points you are eligible for with a test result.That is up to 136 points for their first official language and 24 points for their second official language.( This is only after June 6th.)
It’s no longer mandatory to register with job bank to be eligible to receive ITA but voluntary for them if they don’t have a job offer or provincial nomination. They will be automatically placed in job bank and are eligible to receive ITA immediately. ( This is only after June 6th.)
An applicant now get CRS point for the study in Canada above the high School. Applicant gets 15 points for degree diploma or certificate. Applicant gets 30 points for master, professional or doctoral degree
- ITA has 90 days to respond to
LMIA exempted Canada work permit may be eligible under Express Entry
- Some LMIA exemptions are:
- Federal Provincial Agreement
- Mobility Francophone
- Intra Company transferee
- Employer doesn’t require LMIA if An applicant has been working full time for the employer for the past. one year at least
- Canadian Interest Reasons
- Significant benefit
- Reciprocal Employment
- Designated by the Minister
- Charity and religious work
- Applicants must meet FSW eligibility to qualify
New Changes to Express Entry summed up that are in effect from 19th Nov 2016 and 6th June 2017
|CHANGES IMPLIMENTED||UNDER NEW SYSTEM|
|Points awarded for a job offer for NOC Code 00||200 CRS points|
|Points awarded for other skilled job offers||50 points|
|Candidates eligible for points for a job offer are now increased to broad range||Intra-Company Transferees, NAFTA work permits, LMIA work permit holders.|
|Job offer Validity duration||one year minimum|
|1-2 year post-secondary Certificate/ diploma in Canada||15 CRS points|
|Bachelor’s/Master’s (1yr & 2yr)/Entry-to-practice professional degree/PhD obtained in Canada||30 CRS points|
|Max time to apply/ Invitation to Apply||90 days|
|Points for a sibling in Canada||15 CRS points|
|French CLB 7 or Higher + English CLB 4 or lower||15 CRS points|
|French CLB 7 or Higher + English CLB 5 or Higher||30 CRS points available|
|Job Bank registration||Not Mandatory|