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The Express Entry system of Canada to undergo various amendments in the Comprehensive Ranking System as Bill C19 received royal assent.
Bill C19 aims to respond to the country’s demographic and labor market needs. Under this, many grouping will be made on the basis of economic goals or employment and academic experience, or fluency in English or French. And the candidates will now be invited based on these groupings only.
Apart from only immigration class, selections are made per group and category. Bill C19 to include Ministerial instructions for bringing additional filters into the Express Entry system.
For ranking purposes, new categories will be created with eligibility requirements under the bill. In case a foreign national is eligible for over one category, the ITA should specify the categories under which the candidate must apply.
Under Bill C19, the Minister must specify in the instruction the economic goal that the newly created category will support.
The bill will also exclude specific rules under the Express Entry system. According to that, the PR visas can now be given to applicants who have received an ITA but have lost eligibility because of their current situation.
As per the amendment, the annual report of the Minister must have the instructions to create categories in Express Entry for foreign nationals. Specifying the economic goal an invitation supports and the number of invitations in a category must be included in the instructions.
Express Entry has many categories, such as the Federal Skilled Trades Program, a component of the Provincial Nominee Program, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. All of these programs will change the bill.
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