Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced Express Entry points system details giving a glimpse of how the program will work. Canada will start accepting applications from January 1, 2015, and successful candidates will receive a response within 6 months.
Unlike Federal Skilled Migration Program in which skills are calculated on a scale of 100, a total of 1,200 points will be allotted in the Express Entry program. There won’t be any minimum point requirement, but only the ones who score the highest will be offered permanent residency to Canada.
The points will be allotted as follows:
Canada currently has three immigration programs to attract skilled migrants to its shores:
However, the Express Entry program will enable Canadian employers to recruit their choice of candidates through a newly launched Job Bank. For more details on this program, please read Express Entry Immigration to Canada.