Canadian education must be updated in Express Entry because there have been changes to how Express Entry evaluates Canadian education credentials that may impact your Express Entry profile.
If you have claimed to have a Canadian educational credential, you should update your profile by answering three new questions in the Education History section about the amount of in-person study/training, study/training in Canada and full-time study/training you completed to obtain the credential. If these fields remain incomplete, your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points score may drop, and you could miss an opportunity to be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Please update your Express Entry profile by August 2, 2022 to ensure you have the best possible chance to be invited to apply for permanent residence in the next Express Entry round of invitations.
When you login into your profile, you will notice that Study and Languages tab shows status “In Progress”.
Click “Continue Form” and answer additional questions:
- Did you complete at least 50% of the study or training program’s courses through in-person learning?
- Did you study in Canada for at least 8 months in order to earn this degree, diploma or certificate?
- Did you study full-time for at least 8 months to earn this degree, diploma or certificate?
Then submit the updated information.
This update is required for those applicants, who earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate and completed any part of program of study or training between March 2020 and August 2022. These candidates are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points even if the candidates completed the program entirely through distance learning, or from outside Canada, or through part-time studies.