Checklist for Express Entry Updates in 2017
Like last couple of years, thousands of Canada immigration aspirants have created their profile in the express entry in the year 2017. Express Entry has also been quite lenient towards the applicants in terms of positive draw results and low qualifying marks. Though, qualifying marks have played a key role in inviting record number of immigrants this year, however, the significance of key express entry changes in 2017 also can’t be ignored.
The key Express Entry rule changes have made the immigration through express entry even more smooth and hassle-free for several candidates. As an express entry applicant, you must be aware of these changes to get better equipped and updated for Canadian permanent residency.
Key Express Entry updates for the Candidates
Here is the checklist for few of these changes which have changed the way you apply for Canadian Permanent residency through popular Express Entry System.
Points for Study in Canada
For above high school study in Canada, you will get some points in express entry system, i.e.
- You can get 15 points for a one- or 2-year diploma or certificate
- You can get 30 points for a degree, diploma, or certificate of three years or more,
Master’s, doctoral or professional degree of minimum one academic year
Change in Job Offer Points
- Now you can get a total of 50 points for a valid job offer from Canada in occupation category, i.e. NOC 0, A or B
- You can get a total of 200 points for a valid job from Canada in occupation category, e. NOC 00.
More Time to Submit Canada PR application
Earlier the express entry were required to submit their Canada PR application within 60 days of the receipt of ITA (Invitation to Apply) from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), however, now you will get 90 days to submit the PR application after the receipt of ITA.
No LMIA needed for certain job offers from Canada
The Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is a key document or certification required to obtain by an employer in Canada to hire an overseas employee. However, as per the key rule change by the IRCC, the LMIA will no longer be required to receive the CRS Points IN Express Entry for certain job offers from Canada, i.e.
- For employees under North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- For federal-provincial agreement
- For the Mobilité Francophone or
- In case of intra-company transferee
Period of Job offer
The qualified job offer from Canada now only needed for minimum 1 year from the time you become a Canadian permanent resident.
How to update your CRS score based on new changes?
If any of the above-mentioned changes are applicable to your profile, you may log in to your express entry account, answer a few relevant questions added by IRCC, and update the profile. Once you update the profile, your new CRS score will get updated. If you need any assistance or support with regards to new express entry changes or to apply in the express entry system, you may get in touch with a trusted Canadian immigration expert by sending your queries via email at- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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