IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? Significant changes to the scoring system under the points-based Express Entry program will take effect Nov. 19.
What does the change mean? The new scoring system will benefit candidates who hold an employer-specific work permit without a Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) approval if they have at least one year of experience with that employer, as well as graduates of Canadian post-secondary educational institutions.
Background: The changes were announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on Thursday and will take effect Nov. 19.
Among the key changes:
BAL Analysis: The changes to the ranking system in Express Entry are a positive development for employers and are expected to broaden the pool of candidates and lower the minimum score required to obtain an invitation to apply for permanent residency.
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