Score an additional 30 points
Starting tomorrow (June 6th 2017), candidates who have French language skills will be awarded additional points under the Express Entry program. This new change will improve the chances for bilingual applicants.

Applicants who achieve Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens (NCLC) level 7 in all four French language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) scores of 5 or higher in all four English language skills will receive an additional 30 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.

Score and additional 15 points
Also starting in June, another major change will be additional points if you have a sibling in Canada. The candidate who has a sibling in Canada over the age of 18 will receive an additional 15 points.

The last round of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry program were issues on May 31st 2017, wherein, 3.877 numbers of invitations were issued with the score of 413 points of the lowest-ranked candidate.
As of May 26, 2017, there were 48,427 candidates in the pool.

Date of Article : June 6, 2017
Prepared By : Sadaf Raja, Barrister & Solicitor