Now Canada Makes it Easier for Immigrants to be Citizens – New Changes in Express Entry Program

Canada is becoming a hotspot for immigrants to pursue the opportunity for a better life. This has become possible because of the implementation of immigration management programs like, Express Entry program, which Canada has applied for a steady inflow of immigrants into their country. This is a good sign as this ensures the liberal prospective that Canada has opted to show the world their doors are always open to anyone who aims to contribute to the economic growth of the country.

Canada is Probably the only country that is rated as best place to live in the World for  many years in a row and extends warm welcome to immigrants, offering best opportunities to grow
Canada is Probably the only country that is rated as best place to live in the World for many years in a row and extends warm welcome to immigrants, offering best opportunities to grow

New Rules implemented in June 2017 facilitate faster immigration of immigrants to Canada via Express Entry or Global Talent Scheme

The new rules implemented on 6 June 2017, have guaranteed new advantages for immigrants applying for citizenship. The immigration department has issued a statement saying that the new rules will help support the integration and credibility of skilled workers, who will contribute towards the growth, vitality and prosperity of Canada.

The new rules for additional points in Comprehensive Ranking System 

To get into the Express Entry program, you will have to fulfill the criteria, based on which you will get points in your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The criteria are:

  • You must have at least one sibling who lives in Canada and has a permanent resident card or holds the citizenship
  • You are proficient in the French language
  • You must create a Job Match account with Job Bank (however, this is optional now)

The below table shows the changes that have been implemented as of June 6, 2017.

Change to CRS

New system

Previous system of CRS

Points awarded for principal applicant or spouse/common-law partner having a sibling in Canada 15 CRS points No additional points awarded
French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 4 or below (or no proven English ability) 15 CRS points No additional points awarded
French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 5 or better 30 CRS points No additional points awarded
Job Bank registration Voluntary Mandatory for candidates without a job offer

Table Source: https://www. cicnews. com/ 2017/06/new-changes-express-entry-comprehensive-ranking-system-now-in-effect-069211.html

Record draw of Invitation to Apply

The department has cited studies that show that immigrants with siblings, who already are Canadian citizens, integrate quickly within the new environment. The recent changes have resulted in a sharp increase in Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the latest Express Entry draw. With the new rules, the target of the Express Entry has been widened, shrinking the number of immigrants waiting in backlog thus making it possible for Canada to draw a large number of immigrants in the recent months than anytime in recent history.

The chart below shows the number of ITAs issued in the past months.

A quick look at this graph will help you to know the number of ITAs issued this year through Express Entry
A quick look at this graph will help you to know the number of ITAs issued this year through Express Entry

Note: Draws of May 26 had invited the provincial nominees who had a minimum CRS score of 775, and the candidates who were in the Federal Skilled Trades Class with a minimum score of 199.

Change New system Previous system
Points awarded for principal applicant or spouse/common-law partner having a sibling in Canada 15 CRS points No additional points awarded
French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 4 or below (or no proven English ability) 15 CRS points No additional points awarded
French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 5 or better 30 CRS points No additional points awarded
Job Bank registration Voluntary Mandatory for candidates without a job offer

Chart Source: https:// www.cicnews. com/2017/06/first-express-entry-draw-since-recent-changes-crs-threshold-449-069274. html

Canada – A diverse nation providing lots of opportunities to Immigrants

Canada has made it their aim to use human capital as a factor of development and the diversity that it promotes gives an atmosphere of harmony making it easier for people to work in and ultimately providing an economic growth to the country. This dynamic model of immigration management has proved to be quite fruitful to the immigration department, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), opening new possibilities and hope for several who are looking for a future in Canada.

Also Read- Express Entry System of Immigration- the continuous falling in CRS