Facing a declining birth rate and an aging population, the Canadian government plans on reaching unprecedented immigration levels over the next three years. The federal government plans to admit one million immigrants who will call Canada their home, over the next three years. What is more important is that 60% or roughly 600,000 of the new immigrants over the next few years will be from the Economic Class. These are bullish times for those seeking to live in Canada as a skilled immigrant, and Express Entry is one of the simplest ways to make it happen.
Express entry is an online application for permanent residence for skilled workers. A skilled worker should create an online profile on CIC in order to be considered a candidate. Once a profile is submitted, each candidate is ranked according to the points they collect based on criteria such as: education level, language skills, work experience, age, job offer, etc… The highest ranked will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
There are three streams of Express Entry which are available.
1) Federal Skilled Worker program:
2) Federal Skilled Trades Worker Program (FSTP)
3) Canadian Experience Class Program (CEC)
In 2018, 89,000 invitations to apply were sent to express entry candidates. This number is expected to increase in 2019 and further increase in 2020. Now more than ever, the government is open to allowing skilled immigrants make Canada their home. Take advantage of this and create your express entry profile! For more information about express entry and your likelihood of being admitted, contact Toronto lawyer Janice Warren.
In practice for 20 years, Janice P. Warren has concentrated her immigration law practice on helping Canadians move to the United States and finding ways to make their move as efficient and cost-effective as possible.