Last Updated on April 8, 2015
Candidates bear the responsibility for ensuring that their Express Entry profile is accurate and updated at all times. The system also informs candidates that the authorities could potentially refuse the applications if the candidates:
- Eventually submit an Application for Permanent Residence (APR) and,
- Cannot substantiate the information listed in their Express Entry profile or their Application for Permanent Residence (APR)
Moreover, if the authorities find that the applicants have misrepresented the information in their Express Entry profile or their Application for Permanent Residence (APR), the authorities could penalise the applicants further. Typically, the authorities impose a five-year ban on applicants from submitting any further immigration applications to Canada in this situation. This also includes the submission of any temporary residence applications.
However, officers could come across situations where they find discrepancies in the information given in an applicant’s profile and the information mentioned in the applicant’s electronic Application for Permanent Residence (e-APR). In many cases, these discrepancies might not be the result of a legitimate change in the applicant’s circumstances. Therefore, in this scenario, the officers would need to determine whether a finding of misrepresentation under A40 (refer to Appendix B) applies.
Officers might need additional guidance on misrepresentation for handling these situations appropriately. For this, processing offices would need to consult the misrepresentation section of ENF29. It is worth noting that the procedures used for determining misrepresentation (including procedural fairness) remains the same under Express Entry.
Similarly, officers might come across situations where both A11.2 and A40 apply. In this scenario, the officers would need to refuse the application on both grounds.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration