With an aim to invite more skilled immigrants at a faster pace, Canada government has carved out ‘Express Entry,’ plan that’s likely to be in place from January 2015.
While the existing visa policy enables prospective clients to immigrate to visa under different programmes (which could be a time consuming process), the new process encourages the potential employers in Canada to initially recruit foreign nationals based on the regular standards, following which the selected candidate would be allotted a visa under one of the three existing skilled immigrants programme - Federal Skilled Worker Programme, Federal Skilled Trades Programme and Canadian Experience Class.
The sources close to the immigration authorities have reportedly said that Express Entry plan is likely to cut short the time process by at least six months. They have also mentioned that candidates who enroll to Express Entry plan would be given a rank based on their skill sets. This rank would presumably play a key role in adjudging a candidate’s capability.
The moment this news broke out, many immigration consultancies welcomed the proposal and exuded confidence that this move would strengthen Canadian economy.