From January 1, 2015 onwards the Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced new way to select candidates under three streams. The process is called ‘Express Entry’ and eligible candidates can apply under ‘Federal Skilled Worker’, ‘Canadian Experience Class’ or ‘Federal Trade Worker’ categories through this process. It is noted that there is no change in the selection criteria for any of the categories listed above.
Changes to Canada’s economic immigration system are proving successful in selecting people needed in Canada’s economy and giving them permanent resident status quickly.
Just three months after the launch of Express Entry, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced three of the first Express Entry candidates to become Canadian permanent residents. Candidates selected through Express Entry applied through ‘Federal Skilled Worker’ and ‘Canadian Experience Class’ categories.
Launched in January, Express Entry is a new way of managing applications for Canada’s key economic immigration programs. Candidates create an online profile and express their interest in coming to Canada permanently. Candidates who meet the minimum criteria are accepted into the pool and ranked according to various factors, including language proficiency, education and work experience.
- So far, 6851 Express Entry candidates have received an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Completed electronic applications under Express Entry are expected to be processed in six months or less.
- International students are well placed for success under the Express Entry system because of their high education, Canadian work experience, and strong official language skills. They can apply for permanent residence through any of the programs under Express Entry for which they meet the requirements, including the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program or the Provincial Nominee Programs.
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