Many wait in anticipation for an Express Entry draw prediction, but what has the IRCC said about the June 6, 2017 Express Entry changes and the updates to the Express Entry Calculator?

“Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced that, as of June 6, 2017 French speakers and candidates with a sibling in Canada will receive additional points under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). While these tweaks may not alter the make-up of the pool in a radical way, the additional points may make a positive difference to candidates who may obtain the new additional points” – IRCC, 2017

So what does this mean for people who are interested in immigrating to Canada or future Express Entry draws? Well, the IRCC has made it clear that these changes should be viewed as part of the Canadian Government’s efforts to enhance the Express Entry system. With that being said, our Express Entry draw predictions remain positive. As immigration consultants, we look forward to the future with the best immigration outcomes!

To exemplify this change, consider that the first three months of 2016 only saw a total of 9,465 invitations to apply for Express Entry (ITAs) issued, whereas so far this year, a total of 24,652 ITAs have been issued, an increase of more than 160 percent (IRCC 2017). This was in line with Bright Immigration’s best immigration consultant, Dunya Knezic, Express Entry draw prediction!

So, what affect will this have on the point system for the Express Entry Calculator?

  • French Language Skills

The IRCC will award additional points to candidates with French language skills. Further additional points will be awarded to French speakers who also demonstrate their English skills. You will require a French language test (TEF) to accurately obtain your points using the .

  • Siblings in Canada

Candidates with a Canadian citizen sibling or permanent resident sibling (of at least 18 years of age) may be awarded 15 additional CRS points. Now more than ever, having a Canadian brother or sister will help increase your .

So what does that tell you? You don’t need the best immigration lawyer in Toronto.

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