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Canada Reveals the Procedure of Ranking Skilled Immigrants

December 2014, 04
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Canada Unveils the Details of Express Entry
Canadian Government has revealed the details of the points system that express entry will follow to select overseas workers.

Effective 1 January 2015, skilled immigrants will be matched with available jobs where they are no Canadian workers to fill the position. Potential applicants need to apply online and register with the government’s job bank to be placed in the pool. Permanent residency will be offered to the aspirants with highest points.

Notably, 600 points will be given to skilled immigrants who were offered a job by a Canadian employer or who have been nominated by a province or territory. Alexander stated that applicants who meet aforesaid criteria will be given utmost priority and declared that first draw for applications will be planned in January’s last week. 

Under the new express entry program, skilled immigrants will be awarded maximum 1200 points based on certain factors, which include 500 points for core human capital factors such as education, age, language skills and Canadian work experience. And, 100 points will be awarded for skill transferability factors, including a combination of academics, overseas work experience and a certificate in the trades.

Sources revealed that the new express entry system allots 110 points for applicants whose age is between 20 and 29 years. Applicants can score 150 points if their qualification is equivalent to a PhD and 30 points will be given to the applicants with a high school diploma.

Notably, around 65,000 to 75,000 skilled workers will be offered permanent residency under federal skilled worker, federal skilled trades, Canadian experience class and provincial nominee programs. It is expected that around 47,000 to 51,000 will be allowed under federal trades and skilled worker class combined. And, 21,000 to 23,000 will be allowed under the Canadian experience class. Additionally, 46,000 to 48,000 skilled workers will be able to acquire permanent residency through the provincial nominee program (PNP), sources reported.

Apparently, the prospective applicants need to prove that they hold adequate funds to support themselves and their dependents. However, they should fulfill health and security requirements.

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