Below is a slide from a presentation that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gave on July 26th in Ottawa.
- The vast majority of active candidates (who have not yet been selected) have core human capital scores of between 300 and 450 points.
- The core human capital scores of candidates with offers of arranged employment or provincial nominations are, on average, lower than invited candidates without a job offer or nomination.
- About two-thirds (66%) of candidates with offers of arranged employment claimed core scores of 300 or less, meaning a majority of job offer candidates had core human capital scores that would place them in the bottom 7% of the distribution
- Candidates invited to apply without a job offer or nomination (those in RED in the chart) had higher human capital scores and represent an average of over 35% of all invitations issued.
Core human capital scores of Express Entry candidates by job offer/nomination status
Note 1: Core human capital score is defined as Comprehensive Ranking System score less points awarded for an offer of arranged employment or provincial/territorial nomination
Note 2: Some candidates with offers of arranged employment underreport their human capital as some factors are not required for all immigration programs (e.g. Education Credential Assessment not required for Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Trades Program)