(Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

How will skilled immigrants rank?

The interesting and unusual part is if you are already IN CANADA without a labour market impact assessment, you would more likely rank lower than those who are outside of Canada with a job offer with labour market impact assessment.

For example, an international student who graduates from a Canadian education system and is currently working in Canada may rank lower than those who is outside of Canada but with a job offer with labour market impact assessment.

How is this fair for those who already work & establish in Canada?

This is interesting one because it shows some rankings under Express Entry. Excerpt from CBC news:

Here are three examples of how prospective candidates could be ranked under the new system:

27-year-old software engineer and designer without a spouse

  • Age: 110 points.
  • Equivalent of a master’s degree: 135 points.
  • Proficient in either English or French: up to 136 points.
  • Proficient in a second official language: up to 24 points.
  • Experience working in Canada: up to 80 points.
  • Transferable skills: up to 100 points.
  • Sub total: up to 585 out of 600 points.
  • No permanent job offer or a nomination from a province or territory: 0 points.
  • Total: up to 585 points.

32-year-old computer programmer and interactive media developer without a spouse

  • Age: 94 points.
  • Post-secondary program credential of three years or longer: 120 points.
  • Fully proficient in English: up to 136 points.
  • Doesn’t know French: 0 points.
  • Has never worked in Canada before: 0 points.
  • Transferable skills: up to 100 points.
  • Sub total: up to 450 out of 600 points.
  • Plus up to 600 points for a permanent job offer or a nomination from a province or territory.
  • Total: up to 1,050 points.

45-year-old financial and investment analyst with a spouse

  • Age: 0 points.
  • With the equivalent of an undergraduate university degree: 120 points
  • Proficient in either English or French: up to 128 points.
  • Proficient in a second official language: up to 22 points.
  • Experience working in Canada: up to 70 points.
  • Spouse factors: up to 40 points.
  • Transferable skills: up to 100 points.
  • Sub total: up to 480 points out of 600 points.
  • Plus up to 600 points for a permanent job offer or a nomination from a province or territory.
  • Total: up to 1,080 points.

Excerpt from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/express-entry-how-will-skilled-immigrants-rank-1.2858150

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