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Selection System: Candidate Pool and Construction Trades

selection system: According to the latest immigration data, a total of 101,107 eligible applicants were entered into the candidate pool from January to November, 2016, when Ottawa changed its selection system that ranks them and invites those who make the cut-off in each draw to apply for immigration under the economic class, according to Toronto Star. Draws are held multiple times each year. With the tweaking of criteria by the federal government more than a year ago, applicants with backgrounds in industrial, electrical and construction trades have become less competitive while international students are getting a boost because their Canadian education is now worth more. In the six months after the introduction of changes that included drastically reducing the bonus points awarded to candidates with job offers, 77,207 were entered into the pool. Before the changes, almost 40 per cent of those invited to apply for immigration had a job offer. Although the 2017 total of candidates is not yet available, it's bound to surpass the total from the year before. ( As reported in the news.