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Request to Canada immigration to not deduct express entry points based on age factor temporarily.

ashrita.s

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Due to the current epidemic which has been going on for quite a few months now, there has been hardly any express entry all program draws during this time. The draws were mostly restricted to PNPs or CEC. In this situation, we sincerely request Canada Immigration to not deduct any points from our express entry profile based on age factor at least for those candidates whose birth months fall during the time of the ongoing epidemic until Canada Express Entry starts to issue all program draws as before. Kindly take this into consideration.
 
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Due to the current epidemic which has been going on for quite a few months now, there has been hardly any express entry all program draws during this time. The draws were mostly restricted to PNPs or CEC. In this situation, we sincerely request Canada Immigration to not deduct any points from our express entry profile based on age factor at least for those candidates whose birth months fall during the time of the ongoing epidemic until Canada Express Entry starts to issue all program draws as before. Kindly take this into consideration.
I believe your request is placed at the wrong place, as no one from IRCC will ever view this thread. Also, IRCC have updated their immigration mandate to reflect what is best for Canada during 2020 as they do with the start of every year, so even if you made this request through formal communications to them don't expect any reasonable feedback.

They could however, change their mandate again as the situation evolve every day,as they did for the past couple of months, but don't expect them to make exceptions related to eligibility points or how CRS is calculated,as these are embedded inside their IRPA and it's regulations which would take MUCH longer to change than simply posting an update on their site

That's my two cents!
 
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canuck78

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Very unlikely that they will make changes. Canada wants to attract younger families and it is best for younger people to arrive so they can have time to build their careers and save for retirement.
 

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I think you'd need to remember that the purpose of creating Express Entry and the points system was based on what's best for Canada and its future. It wasn't made as a service to help people immigrate to Canada (of course there are services for asylum seekers and refugees but those are more humanitarian based), so you'd probably understand why they won't take such requests into account.
 

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While I feel your pain about the situation , there is nothing you can do about it , instead find a way to make up for lost points, this is the perfect opportunity as everything seems to be stopped for FSW, start learning French for example , with a solid 6-9 months of learning you can get the additional points, less than 6 months if you are really motivated and have time in your hand.
 

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Due to the current epidemic which has been going on for quite a few months now, there has been hardly any express entry all program draws during this time. The draws were mostly restricted to PNPs or CEC. In this situation, we sincerely request Canada Immigration to not deduct any points from our express entry profile based on age factor at least for those candidates whose birth months fall during the time of the ongoing epidemic until Canada Express Entry starts to issue all program draws as before. Kindly take this into consideration.
This is not a Canadian government forum.

You can try posting this on IRCC's twitter or facebook page.
 

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Due to the current epidemic which has been going on for quite a few months now, there has been hardly any express entry all program draws during this time. The draws were mostly restricted to PNPs or CEC. In this situation, we sincerely request Canada Immigration to not deduct any points from our express entry profile based on age factor at least for those candidates whose birth months fall during the time of the ongoing epidemic until Canada Express Entry starts to issue all program draws as before. Kindly take this into consideration.
As others have said, no one here works for the government and this isn't a government web site. You aren't going to get anything changed by posting here. Best option if you are serious about pursuing this is to find an MP (member of parliament) who is willing to support this cause - preferably one that is Liberal. Good luck.
 

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Canada has an ageing population and that shows no signs of changing anytime soon. Immigration is one of the tools Canada has to abate the impact of a low birth rate. So they would obviously continue to favor younger skilled workers via awarding them more points by virtue of their age.

It is what it is, and it is by design.
 

ashrita.s

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Guys, I am not saying to completely remove the age factor criteria. All I'm saying is to temporarily not deduct it as Immigration is not fulfilling their all rounds draw at this time. Imagine you are 29 years old and your score is 470. Until Covid hit, the cut off score was lingering around 471ish and you had a ray of hope that in the coming months it would hit 470, but alas, covid hit, they stopped issuing EE draws and in August you turn 30. How is 30 years of age being considered old btw??? All I am saying is to temporarily hold off the point deduction.
 

EscoBlades

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Guys, I am not saying to completely remove the age factor criteria. All I'm saying is to temporarily not deduct it as Immigration is not fulfilling their all rounds draw at this time. Imagine you are 29 years old and your score is 470. Until Covid hit, the cut off score was lingering around 471ish and you had a ray of hope that in the coming months it would hit 470, but alas, covid hit, they stopped issuing EE draws and in August you turn 30. How is 30 years of age being considered old btw??? All I am saying is to temporarily hold off the point deduction.
And we are explaining that it makes zero sense for them to do that, even temporarily. Not when there are other levers they can pull at this time.
 

k.h.p.

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Guys, I am not saying to completely remove the age factor criteria. All I'm saying is to temporarily not deduct it as Immigration is not fulfilling their all rounds draw at this time. Imagine you are 29 years old and your score is 470. Until Covid hit, the cut off score was lingering around 471ish and you had a ray of hope that in the coming months it would hit 470, but alas, covid hit, they stopped issuing EE draws and in August you turn 30. How is 30 years of age being considered old btw??? All I am saying is to temporarily hold off the point deduction.
There is no guarantee of a minimum level of draws at all.

I understand what you're saying, but you're asking IRCC (somewhere where IRCC won't see it) to ignore a fundamental principle of the program just because they aren't drawing those rounds. They're not drawing those rounds on purpose, and they have undoubtedly thought about the impact on older pool applicants. Sorry :(
 
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