“If you can’t find a Canadian to do the job, you can come to us and apply for a Labour Market Impact Assessment and recruit someone through Express Entry to come as an immigrant,” Chris Alexander said Friday, at an event hosted by the Economic Club of Canada.
The minister for immigration and citizenship acknowledged that the process for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) can be a tedious one but insisted it was worth it for a “higher calibre of immigrant.”
After the first five months it’s clear the new PR process has missed the mark on all three of its goals. Worse, the new program has created some unintended consequences. First, the application system is restrictive and leaves little room for discretion. With only an e-mail address for inquiries, no one is available to talk … Continue reading
In April 10, 2015, three foreign nationals became the first permanent residents (PRs) under Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) new Express Entry system. In Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s related announcement, it indicates that two of the three new PRs were international students who qualified under the Canadian Experience Class category, touting this as evidence of … Continue reading
Citizenship and Immigration Canada has completed another round of draws from the new Express Entry pool. The draw, completed on March 28, 2015 resulted in 1,637 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence. The lowest qualifying score was 453. Express Entry is Canada’s new immigration application management system. Candidates are awarded points meant to measure … Continue reading
We are two months into the launch of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (“CIC”) Express Entry system for managing certain applications for permanent residence. The new system has come under serious fire and there is pressure on the government from the Canadian Bar Association and affected stakeholders to change the way the system works and impacts … Continue reading
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