Effective 6 June 2017, candidates in the Express Entry pool having a sibling in Canada would be eligible for additional points under the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System). Meanwhile, candidates with confirmed French proficiency will be awarded additional points.
Both these changes were incorporated into the Express Entry by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Besides, it is not mandatory anymore for candidates to register in the Canada Job Bank if they do not have a qualifying job offer or a provincial nomination, but candidates may still do so and look out for employment opportunities availing this free service.
Unlike the changes introduced in November 2016, candidates will not see their CRS points’ total being reduced owing to these latest changes. The existing score will be retained by candidates, but candidates having a sibling in Canada and/or confirmed French proficiency will see their scores being boosted.
Candidates having a sibling in Canada may get 15 more points, candidates with French proficiency may get 15 or 30 points, candidates having a qualifying job offer get either 50 or 200 points and candidates with a provincial nomination get 600 points. The last mentioned aspect is the primary factor in the system.
Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s Minister of Immigration, was quoted by CIC News as saying that talented and skilled immigrants were attracted by economic immigration programs that the Express Entry system manages. These programs help businesses grow and boost their economy, he added.
He added that with these improvements, Canada will see more skilled immigrants with siblings in the country being better integrated with the society and French-speaking minority communities thriving.
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