The new Express Entry points for siblings and French speakers came into force on June 6, 2017. Learn more about these changes to the Express Entry immigration selection system, through which you and your family could immigrate to Canada as permanent residents within just a few months.
Canadian immigration authorities have announced new ways for Express Entry candidates to gain the additional points they may in order to be issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
Candidates can now gain additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points for having a sibling in Canada. Candidates with French language skills are also set to benefit from increased CRS points under the revised system.
The changes came into force on June 6, 2017.
The CRS is a score out of 1,200 used to rank candidates for immigration to Canada through the economic programs against one another.
It’s a part of the Express Entry system, which was established in January, 2015 to process residency applications.
The CRS score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. It is designed to project a candidate’s likelihood of being economically successful in Canada.