Several important changes have been implemented in the Express Entry system and it’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) on November 19, 2016 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
These changes includes changes in the allocation of points to the qualifying job offers, allocating points for Canadian post-secondary educational credentials, and extending the submission period after receiving an invitation to apply (ITA).
Candidates are ranking in the Express Entry pool according to the points scored by them in CRS. As the reform become effective from November 19, some applicants may be able to update their score in the Express Entry pool.
What will be the next step?
In case you think that your visa application has been affected due to the current changes, IRCC provides guidelines on what you should do:
The candidate has to go to the online account and update his or her visa application profile in the Express Entry system. In order to do this a candidate will have to answer some new questions which have been added to the system by IRCC.
The CRS score of the candidate may be updates after the profile has been updated. It has also been stated by IRCC that, in the coming weeks, invitation rounds will start again. This will give time to those affected by the changes to update their profile in the Express Entry system. It should be noted here that, before the next invitation round takes place, all the CRS scores will be updated.
It should, however, be noted here that if your profile is not affected due to the changes than you are not required to do anything.
Why you need to Update Your Profile?
It may be possible that you will miss out an ITA in coming draws if you do not update your profile as per the current regulation. Nearly half of all the applicants who received ITA in 2016 had a job offer. Those candidates who have applied without a job offer will be weighed equally to those who have a qualifying job offer.
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