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Canada temporarily making distance learning eligible for Express Entry points

Public health restrictions over the past two years have forced students out of the classroom and onto the internet. Now, Canada is relaxing rules for Express Entry candidates who studied online during the pandemic.

Canada-confirms-distance-learning-eligibilityNormally, online education was not counted for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points if more than 50% of the program was completed through distance learning. But thanks to a new Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) update, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programs completed online between March 2020 and August 2022.

The IRCC webpage says the new measure applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate online during the eligibility period. These candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was entirely:
  • completed online,
  • from outside Canada, or
  • through part-time studies.
IRCC also says applicable candidates need to update their Express Entry profile. Candidates in the pool may have already received a letter from IRCC notifying them of the change.

IRCC asks candidates to update their Express Entry profile by August 2 to ensure candidates have the best possible chance to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry draw. IRCC holds Express Entry draws about every two weeks, although there have been instances where this schedule has changed. The next Express Entry draw is expected on August 3.

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