The Comprehensive Ranking System of Express entry will be modified from June 6, 2017, as announced by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada. Additional points will be awarded to applicants with proficiency in French language and those who have a sibling in Canada. Apart from these changes, the registration in Canadian Job Bank will become optional, quotes CIC News.
The candidates will be selected and ranked as per the existing form of the Comprehensive Ranking System. It is also anticipated that draws will be continued to hold until June 6 and later as well by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.
CRS will be modified to offer extra points to applicants’ with proficiency in the French Language. Applicants who have proficiency in both French and English languages will also be given additional points.
Totally 15 extra points will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate sufficient intermediate level that is equivalent to CLB 7 or proficiency in French and proficiency in English of Canadian Language Benchmark 4 or lesser.
30 extra points will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate proficiency in the French language at an intermediate level with also proficiency in the English language of CLB 5 or more.
Applicants who intend to receive the additional points must appear for the TEF – Test for Evaluation of French (D’Évaluation de Français)
Siblings in Canada
From June 6 onwards applicants with a sibling in Canada who is either a permanent resident or citizen and aged above 18 years will be awarded extra 15 points. These extra points could also be awarded if the applicant’s common-law partner or spouse has a sibling in Canada.
The applicant or the common-law partner or spouse of the applicant must have a common mother and or father with the sibling residing in Canada. This relationship can be through common-law-partnership, marriage, adoption or blood.
IRCC has also said that possessing a sibling in Canada has demonstrated to better social and health outcomes by accentuating an immigrant’s assimilation into the society of Canada.
Canada Job Bank
From June 6 onwards, the registration to the Canada Job bank will become optional. Applicants who do not have a job offer in Canada and are inclined to commence the job search service will now be able to register in the Canada Job Bank. This registration will also remain cost-free. Employers will also be able
to use the Canada Job Bank and also have their specific procedures to hunt and hire skilled immigrant workers.
Public prosecutor David Cohen has said that these are mere minor modifications. Awarding extra 30 or 15 points is unlikely to have a major impact. Applicants who have the French proficiency or a sibling in Canada will not reach the top ranking in the CRS as a result of these changes, added Cohen.
It is a matter of joy that registration to the Canada Job Bank will become optional June 6 onwards, said Cohen. This change will empower both employer firms and applicants equally rather than pressurizing them to choose a specific facility for job matching, explained David Cohen.
This modification will also permit applicants and employer firms to go ahead with their own practical approaches to recruitment and networking and this is the need of the hour in Canada, elaborated the Public prosecutor. Immigrants must be at ease to take decisions for them that are of advantage to them and their families explained Cohen.
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