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What changes have recently been made to Express Entry?

The CRS scores of all profiles in the pool will be updated automatically before the next invitation round after the updates. This could take up to two weeks.

We have made improvements to the Express Entry system.

Changes as of November 16, 2022

On November 16, 2022, we switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that

  • the NOC 2016 skill type and skill level structure (NOC 0, A, B, C and D) was replaced with a 6 category system representing the training, education, experience and responsibilities (TEER) needed to work in an occupation
  • 4-digit occupation codes became 5-digit codes
  • Eligiblity criteria was updated for all programs that use the NOC.

Find out more about NOC 2021.

What do I need to do?

Not everyone will be affected by these changes. If you think you are not affected, you don’t need to do anything.

If you think the changes affect you, you should:

  1. Log into your online account and check your Express Entry profile.
  2. If you update your profile, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will update your score. (It may take up to 24 hours for the system to update your score)

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