It is a well-known fact that Express Entry selects candidates based on Comprehensive Ranking Score. Therefore, to know of each and every factor that can make you earn more points is imperative. One such factor is having a Sibling in Canada. After implementation of a new rule in June 2017, those Express Entry candidates who are having their Siblings living in Canada with a status of either a Citizen or a Permanent resident, can claim additional 15 CRS points.
However, to be able to claim these 15 points, your sibling must be:
a) 18 years or above
b) Sharing relationship with you through blood, adoption, marriage or common-law partnership
Programs that gives you extra CRS over Sibling points!
There are two other programs called a) FSWP and b) MINP that gives you additional advantage if your Sibling is currently residing in Canada as a Citizen or a PR holder.
a) Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
FSWP considers 4 main factors named age, education, work experience and language skills and dedicate a point score on these factors.
However, there is an additional 5 points dedicated for those who are having their blood relative living in Canada as a Citizen or a PR holder.
b) Manitoba Immigration Nominee Program
This is a provincial nomination immigration program by the Canadian Province of Manitoba.
If you are having a relative (sibling) living in Manitoba, then you can claim extra 20 CRS over this.
Also, a stream under this program lets the Citizen or PR holder from Manitoba, sponsor the relative (sibling) provided this Canadian Resident sibling is 18 years above and is willing to sign a pact of sponsorship for the sibling.
Another way out could be migrating to Canada via Family Sponsorship Program!