Express Entry Program is a new Canadian economic immigration program, which will help people from different countries to immigrate to Maple Leaf Country. Canadian government is going to invest $14 million for two years and $4.7 million per the following year to provide the development of this program.
“Express Entry” is a program, which will offer a list of jobs for which there are no available workers in Canada. Thus a lot of qualified workers from all over the world will get an opportunity to immigrate to Canada on a legal basis. Obviously, that not all provinces have job shortages.
Previously such job offers gave an opportunity to receive work permit for a determined period of time (mostly one or two years) and then workers must back to their home countries. Otherwise, they may be deported. Such rules are still in force, but due to 1st of January, 2015.
Another advantage of Express Entry Program is faster processing time of applications. Formerly it took approximately two years and since the beginning of 2015 it will take just up to six months.
Potential workers will have to present their professional skills, education, knowledge of foreign languages and level of English, of course. Confirmation of sufficient English level is results in such language proof examinations as Ielts, Toefl, etc. Thereby, Canadian employers will choose workers who are comply with.
“Express Entry” will be available for applicants of four immigration programs such as Canadian Experience Class, Federal skilled workers, Federal skilled trades and Business class. These current programs help people to simplify the process of getting Permanent Resident Status and then citizenship, accordingly. Canadian Experience Class is one of the most popular program nowadays, in accordance with which, 10,000 international students have already received Permanent Resident status in Canada since 2012.
So that, “Express Entry” will help to solve the problem of skills shortages in Canada and meanwhile will facilitate foreigners of getting PR status by much more easier way.