Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Offering "Express Entry" to Qualified Economic Immigrants in January 2015 | Expression of Interest System

It's confirmed! Citizenship and Immigration Canada is set to launch Express Entry system in January 2015.  

Express Entry

Express Entry system is what was referred to before as Expression of Interest system, announced more than a year ago.  

EOI works in two steps.  Prospective immigrants would indicate their interest in coming to Canada by providing information electronically about their skills, work experience and other attributes. Individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria will have their “expressions of interest” placed in a pool and ranked against others already in the pool. CIC would only invite the best candidates, including those with in-demand skills or with job offers, to apply for a visa. Expressions of interest that are not chosen after a period of time may be removed from the pool. As a result, application backlogs would not accumulate and processing times will be kept to a minimum. [Source:cic.gc.ca]
Express Entry will be open to skilled immigrants and allow the government to select the best candidates who are most likely to succeed in Canada, rather than those who happen to be first in line. It will also prevent backlogs and allow Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to better coordinate application volume with the annual immigration levels plan, according to CIC's news release today.

Those chosen will be processed within six months or less! If this will be the case, this is express indeed!  Express Entry system will be offered in  four key economic streams: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the PNP.   [Source: cic.gc.ca]

Express Entry system is not a replacement for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), which will end this April 30, 2014.  But will Citizenship and Immigration Canada announce a new list of in-demand occupations and accept applications under FSWP between May 1, 2014 up to December 31, 2014?. Probably not. But when they do, it probably would be just an extension of the current list of 24 in-demand occupations and may just accept a max of 100 applications per occupation and a maximum of 5,000 applications only.  This is of course just a wild guess. But let's see. :-)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Don't be a victim of a disappearing act: Choose your immigration representative carefully

Here's a reminder from Citizenship and Immigration Canada regarding immigration representatives.

We at Proactive Immigration Advisers Corp (PIA Corp) are sharing this video prepared by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as we are supporting this battle against immigration fraud.

To determine if the consultant you are dealing with is authorized representative, verify with ICCRC.  If they are not listed, they are not authorized.  Canadian Immigration Lawyers are also authorized representatives but they are not required to be registered with ICCRC. If the representative claims to be a lawyer, verify with Federation of Law Societies of Canada.

However, not all ICCRC Members and Canadian Immigration Lawyers are authorized to represent you for Quebec Immigration Applications.  Ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés Culturelles (MICC) deals only with Authorized Quebec Immigration Representatives.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Your First Two Weeks in Canada - A Guide from Citizenship and Immigration Canada

This video was prepared by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.  We are just sharing it for the benefit of those moving to Canada.  It will help you get ready for your new life in Canada. It will explain some of the things you should do during your first two weeks in Canada to help make the transition easier.

Watching this video will give you an idea about things to do upon arrival at the airport, finding support at an immigrant serving organizations, getting government documents, opening a bank account, etc.

Friday, April 04, 2014

OPTIONS for Nurses: Information Seminar on April 5, 2014

Interested to live and work in Canada, Australia or New Zealand? Find out how!

Attend our Information Seminar schedule this April 5, 2014 to learn how to legally live and work in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Datte: April 5, 2014, Saturday, 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Bayview Park Hotel, Roxas Blvd Malate Manila
Registration Fee: P500/head
For reservation: Call/SMS Mob No. 0908-8876834

You may pay the registration fee online or at the venue.