Note: If we invited you to apply before June 6 2017, these changes will not affect you.
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
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:
To get these points, the brother or sister must also be
Job Bank registration voluntary
It is not 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
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.
The highest ranked candidates are invited during rounds of invitations. If we issue 3,500 invitations during a round, the system will pick the top 3,500 candidates at that time. The cut-off for the round is set by the CRS and submission date of the 3,500th candidate. It could look something like this:
Note, if you update your profile, the system will keep the original date and time stamp when you first submitted your profile. But, your profile will have a new time and date stamp if:
What are the next steps?
If you have any questions in regards to Express Entry in Canada or you know someone who might be eligible. Please contact us and we will help you right away. firstname.lastname@example.org