According to a spokesperson for Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Express Entry draws for candidates based on labour market goals will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
“As required by legislation, the Department intends to consult a wide range of stakeholders to inform new Express Entry categories, and is preparing for technical implementation in the first quarter of 2023,” IRCC said in an email to CIC News.
Bill C-19, which was recently passed, empowers the immigration minister to invite Express Entry candidates based on criteria that support regional economic needs. It enables IRCC to hold Express Entry invitation rounds based on a candidate’s occupation, language proficiency, or educational attainment, rather than their Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score.
The new legislation also requires the minister to conduct a public consultation process and to report the draw details, including economic goals, to parliament on an annual basis.
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