Ministerial Instructions Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2017-2

Note: These amendments to the ministerial instructions come into force on October 24, 2017.

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, pursuant to section 10.3Footnote a  of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act,Footnote b  gives the annexed Ministerial Instructions Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2017-2.

Ottawa, October 17, 2017
Ahmed D. Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Amendments

1 Subsection 3‍(4) of the French version of the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry SystemFootnote 1  is replaced by the following:

Résultats périmés

(4) Si, durant la période où une déclaration d’intérêt est conservée dans le bassin du système Entrée express, les résultats d’un test d’évaluation linguistique fournis pour cette déclaration en application de l’alinéa (3)a) datent de deux ans ou plus ou si les résultats de l’évaluation d’équivalence fournis pour cette déclaration en application de l’alinéa (3)b) datent de cinq ans ou plus, l’étranger est réputé, pour l’application du paragraphe 5‍(1), ne plus être capable de satisfaire aux exigences prévues par le Règlement relativement à ces résultats.

2 Section 7 of the Instructions is replaced by the following:

Disclosure to province

7 The Minister may, for the purpose of section 10.4 of the Act, disclose to officials responsible for the administration of the provincial nominee program of a province referred to in paragraph 2‍(d) the following personal information in respect of a foreign national:

  • (a) their express entry profile number;
  • (b) their surname and date of birth, in a case where the province is conducting a search using the express entry profile number and job seeker validation code provided to them by the foreign national;
  • (c) their age;
  • (d) the day on which their expression of interest was submitted;
  • (e) the day on which their expression of interest expires;
  • (f) an indication of whether they have a relative who is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and is residing in Canada;
  • (g) the province of residence of their relatives who live in Canada and are Canadian citizens or permanent residents and their relationship to those relatives;
  • (h) their primary occupation;
  • (i) their job seeker validation code;
  • (j) the classes referred to in paragraphs 2‍(a) to (c) for which they qualify;
  • (k) an indication of whether they have a qualifying offer of arranged employment and, if so, an indication of whether that offer is for work within the province;
  • (l) the four-digit code in the National Occupational Classification that corresponds to the occupation referred to in any qualifying offer of arranged employment they have received;
  • (m) their years of work experience in one or more occupations listed in the National Occupational Classificationmatrix at Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Levels A or B;
  • (n) their years of work experience in Canada in an occupation or occupations listed in the National Occupational Classification matrix at Skill Type 0 Management Occupations or Skill Levels A or B;
  • (o) their years of work experience in a skilled trade;
  • (p) an indication of whether they have a certificate of qualification in a trade occupation issued in Canada;
  • (q) their highest level of education;
  • (r) an indication of whether they have studied in Canada;
  • (s) their language proficiency in English and French in all language skill areas;
  • (t) the number of family members who are accompanying them to Canada;
  • (u) an indication of whether they have been assessed as having the minimum necessary income;
  • (v) the official language they specified as their first official language; and
  • (w) the number of points they were assigned under the Comprehensive Ranking System for each category of factors.

3 The portion of subsection 13‍(1) of the French version of the Instructions before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

Compétences linguistiques — première langue officielle

13 (1) Le nombre de points attribués pour la compétence linguistique dans la première langue officielle de l’étranger, dans chacune des habiletés langagières évaluées conformément aux normes prévues dans les Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens et dans le Canadian Language Benchmarks est de :

4 Paragraph 27‍(a) of the French version of the Instructions is replaced by the following:

a) la somme des points attribués en application des paragraphes 21‍(1) et 22‍(1) jusqu’à concurrence de 50 points;

5 Paragraph 29‍(1)‍(a) of the Instructions is replaced by the following:

(a) 200 points, if the offer is for employment in an occupation contained in Major Group 00 of the National Occupational Classification matrix; or

Coming into Force

6 These Instructions come into force on October 24, 2017.

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