Immigration to Canada without any job offer
In November 2016, the Express Entry system underwent significant changes: the “worth” of a job offer dropped from 600 points to 200 or 50 points (depending on the proposed position).
Before the changes, almost 40% of those invited to immigration had a job offer. Now, only 1 of 10 invited people has a job offer from a Canadian employer.
The former conservative government launched the Express Entry system, which gave benefits to immigrants with job offers. Canada needed them to meet the immediate short-term needs of the labor market.
As part of the renewed system, more attention is paid to candidates with Canadian education, so the number of people with experience in Canada, selected as immigrants, increased dramatically to 21 433 people (this is 40% of the total number of invitations to immigration in the first six months after the changes). By the way, from January to November 2016, only 8 592 or 30% of the invited applicants had Canadian diplomas.
The immigration service of Canada is satisfied with the initial impact of the changes made to the system.
El-Assal said that the updated system corresponds to the right balance between long-term and short-term economic needs of Canada.