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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 October 20, 2020

You can get additional points for good French skills

If you score NCLC 7 or higher on all four French language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), you will get

  • 25 additional points if you scored CLB 4 or lower in English (or you have not had an English test); or
  • 50 additional points if you scored CLB 5 or higher on all four English skills

This is in addition to points you get for official languages.

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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