Canada makes it easier to Immigrate with New Express Entry Changes

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Hello Readers,

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.

The answer should IDEALLY BE YES to make you eligible under Express Entry but the system answers that you are not eligible. Try answering NO and the rest system works perfectly fine.

 

 

 

Happy Reading.

mm
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Adrienne is an immigration consultant and follows the CIC updates keenly. She has special interests in laws and upcoming policy changes in Canadian Immigration which may have impact on interested applicants.

19 thoughts on “Canada makes it easier to Immigrate with New Express Entry Changes

  • November 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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    Adrienne, hi!

    When do you think CIC may introduce sibling points? Next year?

    Thanks for reply!

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    • mm
      November 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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      Possibly before end of Q1 2017.

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  • November 21, 2016 at 2:19 am
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    Hello,

    According to your article, no need of LMIA for nocO A B category jobs?
    My employer offered me a full-time, non-seasonal permanent job offer once I get PR. I have Post-grad work permit right now and working with the same employer for more than 2years.
    so, will I be getting those additional 50 points is my question.

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    • mm
      November 21, 2016 at 7:10 pm
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      No you won’t unless your PGWP mentions the same employer that you have been working for. Try to have a word with them and sort it out.

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      • November 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm
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        Can you brief that for me please?
        Didn’t get your point of “mentioning the same employer on PGWP”

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  • November 21, 2016 at 7:26 pm
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    What’s about additional points for French?

    When to expect it?

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  • November 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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    When can we expect the next draw?This wed(23-1102016) or 30-11-2016?

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  • November 22, 2016 at 7:47 am
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    My profile is already submitted, I have a ob offer worth 50 points. How can I update my profile?

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    • mm
      November 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm
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      Open your application and scroll down to find View Application Details button.
      Click it and update the form you want to, sign and transmit information to CIC.

      Reply
  • November 22, 2016 at 9:55 am
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    Hi Racael,

    I have scored 451 points, what are my chances?

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    • mm
      November 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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      Read the latest published article please.

      Reply
  • December 5, 2016 at 10:15 am
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    Hi,

    I would like to know what points will be given for Two or more certificates/degrees in CRS and FSWP from 19th Nov 2016, please help me out.

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    • mm
      December 5, 2016 at 10:53 am
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      The point allocation for 2 or more certifications is currently removed, you need to answer the questions asked to confirm what points you receive.

      Reply
  • December 17, 2016 at 7:18 pm
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    Hi,

    I didn’t get any points for my Canadian education. I had a masters degree from Canada, it was full time for over 2 years. The CRS calculator (tool) showed that I deserve 30 points. This wasn’t the case when I applied. Why is that?

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    • mm
      December 18, 2016 at 10:34 am
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      Answer questions and wait for CIC to update profile.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 12:06 am
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    I submitted my express entry file on 2 November 2016. How much points will i get fot a valid job offer, 600 points or 50 points ..i am confused becuse i submitted my EE profile before 19 nov 2016

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    • mm
      January 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm
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      Should get 600.

      Reply

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