According to the new statistics revealed by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), changes in the method of ranking candidates in the Express Entry process has benefitted those who do not have legitimate job offers.

In the first half of 2017, around 90% of candidates under the Express Entry program who got the ITA or Invitation to apply for permanent residence had no job offers from Canadian organizations.

This increase in the acceptance of candidates for permanent citizenship without job offers was due to the reduction in the number of points allotted to job offers by the IRCC in the month of November, 2016.

Human capitals scores are now given greater weight age while considering their applications for permanent citizenship. Mainly candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Class program have gained from this change.

How is the human capital score calculated?

The human capital factors which are taken into consideration while calculating the final score are:

  • Age
  • Educational qualifications
  • Proficiency in French and English
  • Work Experience

All these factors are combined to form the Comprehensive Ranking System Score (CRS). The maximum points which can be awarded under this category are 600. IRCC states that these human capital factors contribute to a higher scope of earning. Immigration experts believe that these qualities can help newcomers succeed in Canada in the future and adapt to the changes in the economic condition.