Applications For Permanent Residency Under Express Entry
Posted on December 9, 2014
The Government of Canada has released further details of its much anticipated Express Entry immigration system. Express Entry is an electronic immigration management system that aims to cut processing times by creating a pool of eligible economic immigrants who will be awarded points based on various factors. Eligible immigrants, instead of being processed on a “first-come, first-served” basis, will be ranked against each other, and employers will be able to access the pool in order to select candidates to fill job vacancies in Canada.
The system is set to launch on January 1, 2015. Participation in the pool will be mandatory for all economic immigrants under the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class programs and optional for economic immigrants under the Provincial Nominee Program.
The Points System
Applicants for permanent status in Canada will be ranked based on a point system