The Canadian government is forging ahead with a new immigration system that will offer “express entry” to qualified immigrants starting in 2015 as a way to help fill open jobs for which there are no available Canadian workers.
Express Entry, formerly known as Expression of Interest, will be “a swifter path to Canada that will select immigrants based on the skills and attributes that Canada needs based on those identified by government but also by employers,” said Immigration Minister Chris Alexander during a news conference in Richmond Hill, Ont., on Tuesday.
While the change in the name of the program was quietly announced in a news release two weeks ago, the government has been remodelling Canada’s immigration system for the last 18 months or so.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Skilled immigrants to be offered ‘express entry’ to Canada in 2015 – Politics – CBC News.
Some employers fear Americans working in Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement, foreign nationals who have transferred to a Canadian branch and international youth working in Canada could be sideswiped by rules under the new express entry system that starts Jan. 1. New regulations suggest employers who want to offer permanent jobs to high-skilled … Continue reading
Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today confirmed it’s one month and counting until Express Entry launches a new phase of active immigration recruitment to meet economic and labour market needs. Potential candidates can create their profile on January 1st, 2015, with the first Invitations to Apply issued within weeks. Express Entry will help … Continue reading
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