Express Entry Update: New Additional Points Offered

There are two new recent changes to the Express Entry permanent residency system.  These changes may affect your case if you are already in or are considering entering the Express Entry Pool:  

1. The Ontario Provincial Nominee Program will be selecting certain candidates from the Express Entry pool to be invited to apply for nomination and receive 600 more points.  Those who are selected will need to apply to the Ontario government and satisfy certain criteria to receive the additional points. 

The following persons may be selected under this program:

  • Those who have over 400 points under the Express Entry system
  • Those who have a high score on their French and English exams

2. The Canadian government has changed the criteria needed for Canadian work experience Express Entry points.  Work experience no longer needs to be continuous in order to obtain the Human Capital Factor points for Express Entry.  Applicants who are affected by this change should see their points automatically adjust if they are already in the Express Entry pool. 

To find out how these changes apply to you and what you need to do to stay in Canada, contact us at (416) 548-9101, or at inquiries@lmlawgroup.com.