What changes have recently been made to Express Entry?
The CRS scores of all profiles in the pool will be updated automatically before the next invitation round after the updates. This could take up to two weeks.
We have made improvements to the Express Entry system.
Changes as of June 6, 2017
You can get additional points for good French skills
If you score NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), you will get
15 additional points if you scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or you have not had an English test); or
30 additional points if you scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills
This is in addition to points you get for official languages.
Points for siblings in Canada
You can now earn 15 additional points if you (or your spouse or common-law partner who will come with you to Canada) have a brother or sister who is:
Living in Canada and
A citizen or permanent resident of Canada
To get these points, the brother or sister must also be
18 years old or older
Related by blood, marriage, common-law partnership or adoption
Have a parent in common
Job Bank registration voluntary
It is now up to you if you want to create a Job Match account with Job Bank.
If you meet the minimum entry criteria for Express Entry, you will be automatically be placed into the pool
Eligible for invitation rounds right away
You can still create a Job Match account to help you look for work.
New approach to rank candidates with the same CRS score
We can now break ties between candidates with the same rank in the pool.
The Express Entry system ranks candidates in the pool by their CRS score. In case of a CRS tie, the system will then rank all tied candidates based on the date and time that they submitted their profile.