Friday, October 10, 2014

Express Entry System - January 2015


Starting January 2015, Canada is implementing a new application management process for economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program
This change will be beneficial both for the employers (more recruitment possibilities) and prospective skilled immigrants (more opportunities).


The Express Entry System will be a 2 Step process:

1. Fill out an Express Entry Profile

  • Potential candidates will submit an online Express Entry profile.
  • They will be assessed according to a skills based ranking system that looks at: Language proficiency, Education, Canadian work experience and Other factors that lead to success in Canada
  • At this stage, skills will be self-declared based on appropriate test results.
  • Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry will be placed in the Express Entry pool.
  • Candidates will need to promote themselves:
    • Registration with Job Bank will be required
    • They will be encouraged to signal their presence in the Express Entry pool to recruiters, on private sector job boards  etc.
2. Invitation to Apply (ITA)
  • Applicants will receive an Invitation to Apply either through a job offer from Canadian Employer or Nomination from Provinces/Territories
  • Candidates with an ITA will have 60 days to apply for permanent residence through one of four existing economic immigration programs:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
    • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Applicants will need to meet the criteria set out in the immigration program which applies to them
If you are planning to live and work in Canada, you have to be ready.  Do not wait until you get selected before you prepare your documents. Get ready NOW! Send email to canada@proimmigrationadvisers.com for more information.