Have a sibling in Canada and want to immigrate here, too? It will now be easier.
Starting on June 6, new points will be awarded to candidates applying under the Express Entry system with siblings in Canada. Studies have shown that as newcomers build a new life in Canada, those with siblings benefit by having improved integration into Canadian society, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
Other changes to the Express Entry system include points for candidates with strong French language skills, removing the requirement to register with Job Bank and a new approach to rank tied candidates in the Express Entry pool.
“Economic immigration programs managed by the Express Entry system attract highly talented and skilled immigrants that businesses need to help grow and strengthen our economy. As the improvements are implemented, I’m pleased that Canada will welcome more skilled immigrants with siblings in Canada who can help them quickly integrate into their new life here, and that we’ll continue to see Francophone minority communities flourish,” says Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Ahmed Hussein.