Canadian Government has announced a slew of changes which will have impact on your CRS score while the profile is under express entry on 10th November 2016, these changes will be implemented and applicable on all profiles from 19th November 2016.
The most important policy change impacts those candidates who are seeking LMIA job roles. People will now receive 200 points instead of 600 points before and the 200 points will be allotted only to those who receive an approved job role in NOC starting with 00. All other NOC’s receive 50 points for LMIA roles.
Only following NOC job roles will receive 200 points for LMIA –
- Legislators – 0011
- Senior Government Manager officials – 0012
- Senior Financial / Communication Manager – 0013
- Senior Manager Health / educational/ social / community services – 0014
- Senior manager trade, broadcasting – 0015
- Senior Manager transportation, constructions, productions and utility managers – 0016
All other NOC’s apart from these Senior Manager roles will receive only 50 points, essentially if you are not in 400+ CRS range, there is no use pursuing LMIA roles. You need to have senior / middle senior management role LMIA approval to receive 200 points. There was some confusion on this change of scores, but the descriptive writing in the article confirms these point allocation system.
This will have a huge impact on lower skilled trades people who went on to receive 600 points despite lower skills and were eligible for Canadian PR. This leaves Provincial Nominations as the only way to receive 600 points and receive Permanent Resident, if you are in 400 or lower CRS score bracket, go for PNP without second doubts since there is not many ways left.
Apply for SINP, PEI and Ontario PNP with OOPNP Consultants – http://www.oopnp.com/product/pnp-consultancy-services/
After a long wait for policy change announcements, Canadian Government published changes applicable to Express Entry scoring system from 19th November 2016. As predicted before on OOPNP articles published, the voices of Canadian graduates and students in Canada have got positive reply.
According to the announcements, students who have graduated with Canadian Education will receive an additional score for their Canadian educations ranked upto 30 points. Under the new system, the students who have completed their secondary school from Canada will not receive any points, but the students who have studied one-year or two year post-secondary program will gain additional 15 points.
A maximum of 30 points are allocated to the foreign nationals having studied a post-secondary program of 3 years or more duration or an eligible Master’s education or entry level professional course for occupation listed under NOC Matrix Skill Level A for which the licensing is required OR the student has completed university level education at Doctoral level.
Apart from awarding additional points for Canadian education, the time limit for application submission after ITA has also been increased to 90 days instead of 60 days before. The candidates after creating their profile in express entry pool can see their relative rankings in the pool to have a fair idea about their current standing.
Although, there is a mention of Skill Transferability point changes in the article but we noticed it’s just another way of interpreting the existing score charts , there is essentially no change in CRS scores allotted for the skills transferability.
There has been no mention yet of additional points allocation for Siblings staying in Canada and we believe it will be announced soon but there will not be major changes expected here. We predict a maximum of 15-30 points will be allocated to this criteria if Canadian Government decides to go ahead with this.
Overall, the system is fairly balanced now with priority given to those who have Canadian education experience, since they have previous experience of Canadian economy and industry. It’s easy to predict that those people will have better chances to integrate in economy and contribute to labour market.
The new point system implements on 19th November 2016, we are expecting one draw on 16th November 2016, which should clear the last candidates who have received 600 points via LMIA roles, after this the points will go down to 200 and next draw will be drawn based on new point system.
There is a possibility that the Cut-Off score range for ITA may go higher for at least next 4-5 draws, since the complete pool has at least 25% Canadian educated students, who will claim upto 30 points taking higher cut-offs. Once this is cleared, the scores should come down and settle around 440-450 in Q1 of 2017.
We must quote here that Overall 47 clients used OOPNP.com consultancy services in the month of October 2016 to receive LMIA roles and have moved on to receive 600 points towards their CRS scores. We hope the PNP applications will rise higher and those who are seeking Senior Management roles with LMIA should not delay in their efforts.
We will keep you posted on any further policy change announcements.