Come January 2015, the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) is all set to launch a new system called Express Entry. This is a program designed to meet Canada’s increasing skilled labor needs.
Through this program Canada will actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under their economic immigration programs such as:
The Express Entry program also enables employers from the provinces and territories to recruit their choice of candidates to meet their labor needs. Employers can access candidate profiles through the country’s new and improved Job Bank based upon their province or territory.
Candidates who wish to reside in Canada need to undertake two steps:
Step 1: Prospective candidates fill in an online Express Entry profile wherein they provide the complete details about their skills, education, work experience, linguistic abilities and other details. Those candidates whose details meet the requirements of the federal economic immigration programs, are selected and ranked against others in the pool. Only the highest ranked candidates those deemed to have higher chances of economic success and those with qualifying offers of arranged employment or provincial nominations will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
A candidate who doesn’t have a valid job offer must register with the Govt. of Canada’s Job Bank, to connect him/her with eligible employers.
Note: Getting registered in the Express Entry does not guarantee an invitation for permanent residence in Canada.
Step 2: Citizenship and Immigration Canada will invite certain candidates to apply for permanent residence and process their applications within 6 months. Those candidates who rank among the top in the pool, who have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer would have higher scores in the ranking system. These candidates will then have 60 days to submit an electronic application through one of the following programs:
CIC will then process a majority of complete applications within 6 months or less.
Express Entry is a Govt of Canada’s bold move to meet its burgeoning need of skilled resources for its rapidly changing economic growth and priorities.
Source : – Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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