IRCC Announces to Make Improvements in Express Entry

Some important changes are expected to happen in the Express Entry immigration system which will be effective from November 19. However, it will not be the last time that adjustments will be made in this system.

On November 14, a press release was issued by the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) detailing the short term changes that will be made in the Express Entry system.

As was reported last week, the changes that will be made include: points will be awarded without Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) to certain job offers to candidates working in Canada, points will be given to candidates for obtaining education in Canada, and an extension of time period for applying for Canada permanent residency after obtaining Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

In the IRCC press release it has been mentioned that these changes are a part of a series of improvements that the government wants to make in order to make the immigration system more responsive and fair. These changes will ensure long term economic growth for the middle class and will address emerging needs.

The changes that will be put into effect on November 19 will be the first step in a series of changes. For instance, it was previously mentioned by the Liberal government that it wants to extend benefits to candidates who have obtained experience in Canada.

Be Prepared Before Hand

As has been demonstrated by the government, the immigration system of Canada is constantly changing. These changes are not only being made at the federal level, but the provincial governments are also making changes in the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

Enhanced PNP categories that are in co-ordination with the Express Entry system offers Express Entry candidates a chance to deposit their applications to PNP and potentially be given 600 CRS points. It should be kept in mind by candidates that the most crucial factor in the CRS is the enhanced nomination certificate, as a job offer can only provide 50 or 200 points.

You should be prepared with everything as and when you apply for Canada permanent residency. The best way to prepare yourself is to consult the world’s leading immigration service provider WWICS.

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