Changes to Canada express entry are likely to address the country’s labour shortage. The changes could take effect in 2023. In addition, candidates with specific work experience and education may be issued Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence (ITAs) by Canada.
Job vacancies are at a record high in Canada.
“Canada’s high immigration targets, including those through Express Entry programs, stem from several factors including a job vacancy rate that currently stands at 5.7%,” a CIC report said.
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Here are top points on the changes that can be expected in Canada’s express entry rules:
1. In the latest express entry draw, Canada issued permanent residency invitations to 3,750 candidates, an increase of 500 invitations issued in the previous draw.
2. Invitations were issued to eligible candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
3. While the September 14 draw invited 3,250 candidates, the August 31 draw invited 2,750.
4. Over the first five draws, scores decreased by eight or nine points for each draw.
5. Express entry all-program draws were paused for around 18 months starting December 2020 due to a backlog in applications owing to the Covid pandemic.