April 3, 2017

Upcoming Express Entry improvements

Posted by Legal Team - Bellissimo Law Group PC

Express Entry is Canada’s flagship application management system for economic immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and some aspects of the Provincial Nominee Program. On 6 June 2017 the new changes to Express Entry will be implemented. Until that time the Express Entry will remain unchanged.

Additional points will be awarded for candidates with strong French language skills, with or without English language skills. A total of 15 additional points will be awarded for test results of the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NLC) at level 7 in all four language skills in French (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and an English test result of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 4 or lower. A total of 30 additional points will be awarded for test results of the NLC at level 7 in all four skills in French and English test results of CLB 5 or higher.

Additional 15 points will be assigned to candidates with siblings in Canada. Siblings should be Canadian citizens or Permanent residents and 18 years of age or older.

 Lastly, the Job Bank registration will no longer be required. Candidates who meet the minimum entry criteria for Express Entry will be automatically placed into the pool and immediately eligible for invitation rounds.

For more information on Express Entry, please click here.