The New Permanent Resident Express Entry System
The new permanent resident express entry system introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada was rolled out January 2015. It’s an electronic system. It’s called, you guessed it: Express Entry. The purpose is to manage new applications for permanent residence under certain economic programs.
How it works
The new permanent resident express entry system is not for existing applicants; this is a first step for new potential immigrants. You can complete the Express Entry profile anytime on the Citizenship & Immigration Canada website.
There’s no deadline for submission and there’s no quota on the number of candidates they allow into the pool, hurray!
Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. Citizenship & Immigration Canada will invite candidates to apply for permament residence. Only the top quality candidates are selected. If you get invited to apply, then you’ve only got 60 days to complete and submit your application for permanent residence. You have to do it online.
The new permanent resident express entry system is used to manage candidates from the a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program, the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
Foreign workers already in Canada can use the online tool from Citizenship & Immigration Canada to check if they meet the criteria for entering the Express Entry Pool. Here is a link to the online tool, Come to Canada: Come to Canada.
Here is Citizenship & Immigration Canada information that is useful to employers for the new permanent resident express entry system: new permanent resident express entry system.
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