Express Entry new Comprehensive Ranking System Nov 19, 2016

/Express Entry new Comprehensive Ranking System Nov 19, 2016

Express Entry New Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Nov 19, 2016 Canada

Express Entry Skilled Worker Immigration new Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Nov 19, 2016

New Comprehensive Ranking Point System

Federal SKilled Worker Express Entry CRS

Express Entry New Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Nov 19, 2016 Canada

Express Entry new Comprehensive Ranking System. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has made significant changes to the selection process of the skilled worker program Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) . The changes scheduled effectively November 19, 2016and will effect Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class, and the Canadian Experience Class.

The new instructions on the changes for the Express Entry new Comprehensive Ranking System, were published in the government of Canada’s official Gazette, will come into force on November 19, 2016.

Express Entry New Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Nov 19, 2016 Canada.

Job Offer changes effective November 19, 2016:

  • A qualifying job offer will earn applicants in the EOI pool 200 pointsand the offer must be in  an occupation of Major Group 00 of the National Occupational Classification NOC (senior managerial level position). These occupations are:
    • 0011 Legislators
    • 0012 Senior government managers and officials
    • 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services
    • 0014 Senior managers – health, education, social and community services and membership organizations
    • 0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services not elsewhere classified.
    • 0016 Senior managers – construction, transportation, production and utilities
  • If the offer is in any other arranged employment only 50 pointsis awarded.

Under the old system qualifying job offers supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment LMIA received 600 points under the CRS. As of November 19, qualifying job offers are awarded either 50 or 200 points without the need to obtain an LMIA. Qualifying applicants in the EOI express entry program with valid LMIA will continue to earn point with the new system.

Points continue to be awarded for the following categories:

  • Individuals with a work permit issued under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • Individuals with a work permit issued under the ‘significant benefits to Canada’ criteria, such as Intra-Company Transfers.

In both above cases, the worker must have been working in Canada for at least one year for the same employer.

Workers in Canada:

Foreign workers in Canada may be able to obtain CRA points for a job offer without the need to obtain an LMIA under these categories:

  • NAFTA
  • Intracompany transfer
  • LMIA based work permit
  • Canada provincial nominee issued work permit
  • Work Permits issued under the significant benefit to Canada initiative

Foreign workers in Canada may NOT obtain CRA points for a job offer without a valid LMIA under these categories:

  • Post-Graduation Work Permits
  • International Experience Canada (IEC)
  • Work Permits issued to Spouses/Common-Law Partners of foreign workers and international students in Canada
  • All other Open Work Permits

 

International students with a valid Canadian study permit

Points for a Canadian educational credential are as follow:

  • Foreign national with a secondary school educational credential 0 points;
  • Foreign national with an eligible credential from a one-year or two-year post-secondary program 15 points; and
  • The foreign national may earn 30 points if can meet the following:
    • has eligible credential from a post-secondary program of three years or more,
    • has eligible credential from a university-level program at the master’s level or at the level of an entry-to-practice professional degreefor an occupation listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Level A for which licensing by a provincial regulatory body is required, or
    • Credentials from a university-level program at the doctoral level.

Canadian study points are awarded if, for the purpose of obtaining the credential, the foreign national:

  • studied in Canada at a Canadian educational institution;
  • was enrolled in full-time study or training for at least eight months; and
  • was physically present in Canada for at least eight months.

The changes outline the government’s goal of attracting more skilled workers to Canada by providing a simple pathways to permanent residents to international students and graduates in Canada.

Invitations to Apply

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will extend candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence with 90 days to submit an application after they receive an ITA. Previously IRCC only allowed for 60 days.

Candidates in the pool

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) previously known as CIC will automatically implement these changes for profiles already in the Express Entry pool On November 19 2016. Candidates in the express entry pool may notice that their CRS points awarded to them gone up if they have of a valid job offer. However, candidates without a job offer may find that the EOI pool for express entry skilled workers has now become more competitive.

Depending on the position offered on November 19, 2016 the value of a job offer will go down from 600 points to either 200 or 50 points (). The Express Entry pool is then more competitive candidates’ profiles are ranked against each other and the highest-ranked candidates are in a stronger position to receive an ITA when a draw is made.

IRCC’s  Express Entry report for 2015  showed that of the 31,063 invitation to apply ITA issued last year, 14,465 (46.6%) of these ITA’s were issued to express entry candidates who had a job offer supported by a LMIA.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) the best option

PNP applicants who obtain an enhanced nomination certificate through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) category will continue to be awarded 600 points. Additionally, candidates in the express entry pool should note that IRCC’s revealed that the government of Canada aims to welcome around 51,000 new immigrants through the PNPs next year, a seven percent increase on the target for 2016.

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