Ministerial Instruction Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2022-1

Department of citizenship and immigration

Immigration and refugee protection act

The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration gives the annexed Ministerial Instruction Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2022-1 under paragraph 10.3(1)(h) Footnote a of the Immigration and Refugee Protection ActFootnote b.

Ottawa, July 26, 2022
Sean Simon Andrew Fraser
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Ministerial Instructions Amending the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry System, 2022-1

Amendments

1 (1) Paragraphs 30(3)(a) to (c) of the Ministerial Instructions Respecting the Express Entry SystemFootnote 1 are replaced by the following:

(a) studied or trained at a Canadian educational institution that is located in Canada;

(b) completed at least eight months of that study or training on a full-time basis; and

(c) was physically present in Canada for at least eight months of that study or training.

(2) Section 30 of the Instructions is amended by adding the following after subsection (3):

Non-application of paragraphs (3)(b) and (c)

(3.1) Paragraphs (3)(b) and (c) do not apply to foreign nationals in respect of credentials obtained in a study or training program that was undertaken, in whole or in part, during the period beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on August 31, 2022.

(3) Section 30 of the Instructions is amended by adding the following after subsection (5):

Non-application of paragraph (5)(b)

(6) Paragraph (5)(b) does not apply in respect of credentials obtained in a study or training program that was undertaken, in whole or in part, during the period beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on August 31, 2022.

Taking Effect

2 These Instructions take effect on July 26, 2022, but if the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration gives these Instructions after that day, they take effect on the day after the day on which they are given.

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