Canada Express Entry system has been pursued by all prospective skilled migrants to immigrate to Canada however the fluctuating point scores, the travesties of LMIA, the uncertainty of PNP has been a reason for concern. November’16 however has seen a welcome change in the immigration process for Canada.

The Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a revamp in the selection of profiles and issuing ITAs based on the Comprehensive Ranking System for immigration to Canada. The significant changes are,

Job Offers: As opposed to 600 points being awarded earlier for a Job Offer have been reduced to 200 points in case of Senior Managerial Level Positions and 50 points for any other qualifying job offers

Points for Canadian Education: Students who have pursued a program or degree in Canada and have stayed there for 8 months can claim either 15 or 30 points based education

Validity of ITA: The validity of the Invitation to Apply (ITA) has been increased from 60 to 90 days giving applicants additional time

Provincial Nominee Programs: There is 7% increase in the targets of ITAs to be released through PNP – this time they target 51,000 new immigrants

Invitations to Apply (ITAs): What it was?

In 2015 -2016 we have seen a gradual increase in the number of invitations being released with latest being 2080 invitations. The year also saw a decrease in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, the official data as per IRCC,

Total 31,063 Invitations to Apply released

Out of which 14,610 were released for applicants who were able to secure a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) work permit

3,960 invitations were released based on securing an invite from Provincial Nominee Programs

12,493 invitations were released for applicants without PNP or LMIA

How does it affect?

The changes will effect in,

Reduce the gap between people with job offer (LMIA) and people without job offer (LMIA)

Will result in a significant fall in the CRS scores & improve the chances of applicants in the pool

The changes have already come into effect and making Canada a suitable destination for skilled immigrants looking for better opportunities abroad.

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