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Entry rule changes to benefit immigrants with siblings, French language skills

Wednesday, June 07, 2017 @ 6:29 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched improvements to the express entry system that will benefit newcomers who have French language skills or siblings residing in Canada.

Robin Seligman, Seligman LawAs of June 6, candidates with siblings in Canada will be awarded an extra 15 points if they can prove their sibling is a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. The sibling relationship can be established through blood, marriage, common law partnerships or adoption as long as the express entry applicant, or their spouse, shares a...