Canada promises faster immigration
Express Entry to be launched in January 2015
The Canadian government has announced that Canada’s active recruitment model for economic immigration will officially be called “Express Entry“.
The program is to launch in January 2015 and will make the immigration to Canada system much more efficient and faster. Canadian employers in many sectors across Canada, continue to grapple with skill shortages on the one hand and a long unwieldy process of foreign recruitment on the other.
The Express Entry program promises to make it easier for Canadian employers who are unable to recruit within Canada, to hire foreign workers. The proposal is to allow Express Entry candidates (with a valid job offer) to quickly apply for the Canadian permanent residence. The current Temporary Foreign worker program is only used to fill temporary labour and skill shortages. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is hoping that the Express Entry program will enable the Government of Canada to select the candidates who are most likely to succeed in Canada. The new structure is a better option to the current first in line to submit system.
The projected time lines are six months or less, in the four key economic streams –
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience class, and
- a portion of the PNP.
To contact Canadian Visa Services, about your application for Canadian immigration, click here to submit this form. To enable a smooth roll out of this program, the Government of Canada is taking many steps and making many investments over the next few months.
“Express Entry promises to be a game-changer for Canadian immigration and Canada’s economy. It will revolutionize the way we attract skilled immigrants, and get them working here faster. Our government is actively engaged with our provincial and territorial partners, and with employers, to make January’s launch of Express Entry a success.”
Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister
To contact Canadian Visa Services, about your application for Canadian immigration, click here to submit this form.