What Are The New Changes?As we mentioned before, the Government will establish new changes to the Express Entry system based on work experience, education background or language skills. Therefore, if the aim is to support the tech sector, it would be a special category for tech industry candidates. So far, there are no specific details, occupations or eligibility criteria for the changes on the express entry system. However, the IRCC website will publish it soon. According to CIC news, Philip Somogyvari, Director General, Strategic Policy and Planning at IRCC, “The changes themselves would permit, for example, the minister to focus on all French-speaking candidates within the Express Entry pool,” Somogyvari said. “Currently, while French-speaking candidates are provided with bonus points which will increase their ranking score, it may not invite all French-speaking candidates within the pool. Theoretically, with the proposed authorities in use, if the minister chose to do so, the department would be able to conduct an invitation round that would virtually invite all of the identified French-speaking candidates within the Express Entry pool.” Meanwhile, the occupation groups are not defined. The Government would make the decisions after talking with stakeholders, employers and provincial and territorial authorities.
Overview of the Express Entry in 2022After reviewing the new changes to the express entry system, let´s explore it in 2022. As you know, it is one of the most popular pathways for newcomers to gain Canadian PR. It manages applications through 3 different programs
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)