'Express Entry' new immigration scheme announced for Canada

October 04, 2014
Express Entry new immigration scheme announced for Canada

Individuals who wish to migrate will be able to apply for ‘Express Entry’ to Canada under a new scheme which will be launched by January 2015.

Chris Alexander, the minister of immigration and citizenship has pushed the employers to ensure that they are ready for the new migration scheme. Meetings across the world are being held with the stakeholders and business leaders to make sure that the transition for the new scheme takes places slickly when it is launched. More meetings are yet to take place in the coming few months regarding the Express entry scheme.

The candidates are requisite to fill an online profile, in order to qualify and which will also show the interest of the candidate for migrating Canada. Every candidate is required to meet the requirements of the Canadian immigration for the skilled migrants. Nomination for Express entry program can also be done by the territories and provinces for the candidates’ of provincial program. 

Express Entry candidates will be considered by the employers when they are no permanent residents or Canadians. 

All the candidates will be ranked against each other in the band of applicants. The applicants will be judged accordingly on the economic success in Canada, which means the candidate with highest ranking will be eligible to apply for permanent residence.

The minister also stressed on the job opportunities that will be offered to the candidates of this ‘Express entry’ scheme and should pass the Labor market impact assessment.

When compared to the last year the number of immigrants to Canada has doubled and around 150,000 immigrants over 200 countries have arrived in Canada this year. 


The minister also states that the number of immigrants who are now the citizens of Canada this year confirms the momentous change that has been taken place in the immigration system. 

A bill which came into action this year on August 1 which was designed to reduce the waiting time for the Canadian citizenship by reforming the process. It is anticipated that the processing time with be reduced to less than a year. Over the next few years the current backlog will also be reduced to more than 80 percent, where the new immigrants will anyway have certain time period in order to be eligible for the citizenship. 

In Canadian history, the highest level of people who Migrated Canada was over 1.3 million in 2006.
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