Chris Alexander, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, met with significant business leaders and stakeholders prior to the launch of Express Entry, which facilitates skilled economic immigrants to settle in the nation.
An electronic application management system will be used to manage Express Entry for the four current operating streams of economic programs namely the Canadian Experience Class, a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Federal Skilled Worker Program starting next year.
Qualified candidates will be allocated to a pool, where from employers may be able to review the applicants satisfying their demands when a suitable permanent resident or the citizen of the Canada is not found.
Besides, an enhanced Job Bank will aid in finding matches between candidates of Express Entry and employers of Canada.
Job offers will be conditioned by Labor Market Impact Assessment applicable during that period. Candidates of Express Entry, who receive a qualifying job offer from an employer in Canada or nomination within the category of Provincial Nominee Program will be invited to file an application for permanent residency soon after.
Permanent residency applicants can look forward to have their applications processed in a period of six months or less.