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Canada’s Express Entry System Targets Highly Skilled Migrant Workforce: Online Application To Start From New Year

Posted on December 9, 2014
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Canada’s express entry for economic migrants from 2015 will be a major overhaul in its immigration programmes with a focus to attract more skilled workers and investors into the country. The plan to introduce electronic express entry system for skilled workers, and also the offer for residency upon a minimum investment of C$1 million, was announced by Canada’s minister for Immigration Chris Alexander.

The minister said the applications can be filed online from Jan. 1, 2015 and and the successful applicants will get a confirmation within six months, reported EJ Insight. He said the new migration norms for selection will attach more priority to the expected contribution to the local economy, labour market and the community. Also, those hired by a local employer or nominated by a local community representative will be accorded a higher priority in the selection process. The Cbc. Ca reported that Canada government has already made public, the details of the ranking system to encourage more skilled immigrants in express entry into Canada within six months, starting from Jan.1, 2015.

Point System

The express entry to Canada will be decided on the basis of a point system, wherein 1,200 points will be allotted. However, there will be no minimum points to qualify; only the “highest-ranking” candidates will be “invited to apply” for permanent residency.

Applicants receiving an offer from a Canadian employer or a recommendation from a local community representative will get 600 points. The 500 points will be allotted on the basis of age, level of education, language proficiency and work experience in Canada. A maximum of 100 points will be allotted for a combination of educational level, foreign work experience and a certificate in the trades. The following is an illustrative example of how prospective candidates could be ranked under the new system:

Sample Profile

Candidate: A 27-year-old software engineer and designer without a spouse

Age: 110 points.

Equivalent of a master’s degree: 135 points.

Proficient in either English or French: up to 136 points.

Proficient in a second official language: up to 24 points.

Experience working in Canada: up to 80 points.

Transferable skills: up to 100 points.

No permanent job offer/nomination from a province or territory: 0 points.

Sub total: up to 585 out of 600 points.

Total: up to 585 points.

Quality Up 

According to the Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey, the profile of immigrants moving to Canada are becoming increasingly younger, educated, and more proficient in languages. In 2011, the median age of newcomers was 31.7 years, compared to 47.4 for the total immigrant population. There had been a spurt in newcomers between 2006 to 2011. They had undergraduate degrees compared to those who immigrated to Canada before 2006. Among the recent immigrants, about 66.8 percent could speak English, French and other non-official languages, compared to 61.2 percent of immigrants in the past.

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    Can u sent full points table in details..

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    i want to immigrate to canada

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    i scored in ILETS marks – 5.5 overall R- 5.5 L 5 S 5 W 6
    can i get any possibilty to immigrate to canada express entry possible

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