Express Entry Canada has undergone changes on 19th November 2016 in line with the demands of International students paving way for future policy changes. More such changes are due in future as confirmed by CIC Notices. Under the new system –
- LMIA is not a requirement, 2 new classes are introduced which provides 200 points for Arranged employment under NOC starting 00 (senior manager level) and 50 points to all other NOC level jobs
- International students are allotted points based on their level of education ranging 0-30 points.
- ICT, NAFTA and couple of other categories receive additional points for their job offers
These changes are welcome announcement for at least 4000-10000 International students currently in pool awaiting ITA for PR. After the system maintenance on 19th November, the following questions have been added to the Education section –
1. Was this degree, diploma or certificate:
- from a public post-secondary school, such as a college, trade/technical school, university or CEGEP (in Quebec)
- from a private post-secondary school that operates under the same rules as public schools
- a diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP) or an attestation de spécialisation professionnelle (ASP) earned through a qualifying study program of at least 900 hours from a private school in Quebec, or
- a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree from a Canadian private school that can legally award degrees under provincial law. (The student must have been enrolled in a study program that led to a degree as set out by the province.)
2. What is the Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number of the school? (If you don’t know it, you can find it on our site.)
DLI Number of college can be found from CIC website (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study-institutions-list.asp). The list is being constantly updated.
3. Was more than half the study program English or French as a second language courses?
4. Did _____ study in Canada based on an award that required them to go back to their home country to apply their knowledge and skills? This includes some awards from Global Affairs Canada.
After answering these questions, once the profiles are submitted a new column comes live under the CRS scores which is – CRS CANADIAN EDUCATION. Only 1 of our candidate received instant score update while rest many are awaiting updates with blank columns. We believe that due to massive updates, this is not realtime and will take 24-48 hours to reflect the new score levels. There is no mention of Relative rankings as of now.
Similarly, ICT , NAFTA and other work category workers have to address new questions under work category to gain extra 50 points, which again is not updated in real time as of now.
Are these Changes POSITIVE ?
Since the announcement of new LMIA rules and point changes, we have had 8 applicants receive their arranged employment confirmation receiving 50 points for other NOC’s and 2 of our candidates received Senior Managerial roles, which will help them receive 200 points towards their CRS scores. Keeping in mind, there is no need of LMIA processing for these points, it makes it easier for candidates to follow up and receive PR under express entry. These changes are immense improvement and will help a lot of our clients and other candidates sitting in 350-450 CRS bracket to improve upon their changes of receiving Canadian PR.
Sibling Points ?
As of recent announcements, there are no extra points of having a sibling in Canada. However as CIC confirmed, more changes are due in near time and it is possible that sibling points are announced.
Will my profile be effected if i already had ITA or 600 points from LMIA ?
No, your profile and points stay the way they are.
Check your NEW UPDATED Scores, if you got any queries / concerns do let us know in Comments section.
Want to go for EXTRA POINTS 50-200, based on your profile, go for Arranged Employment with the help of our Consultancy Services and we will make sure you land safely in Canada in Year 2017. Email us at – CONSULTANT@OOPNP.COM
Still confused if your points should increase after the new point changes,
try the new CIC CRS Calculator here –
Important – When you go to this question –
5) Official languages: Canada’s official languages are English and French.
You need to submit language test results for all programs under Express Entry, even if English or French is your first language.