Canada has been long known for being one of the best countries to have a transparent and progressive immigration system especially in with its newest Express Entry Immigration Program.
The immigration program, actually started on January 1st, 2016, has majorly been designed to ensure permanent residency to the foreign nationals who are willing to work and stay in Canada. In the section below, let’s have a look at the key facts about this program which altogether define a lot about Canada’s newest immigration law:
Express Entry Immigration Program is basically an Hassle Free Online Program
Canadian Government briefed the Express Entry Immigration Program as “a new electronic system to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.” Under this method, potential candidates opting for permanent residence in Canada are required to fill up an online profile in order to put their names in the pool of candidates awaiting consideration for their entry in Canada. The whole thing is done online to avoid any sort of hard copy based paperwork.
No Time limit and No Caps On The Number of Candidates under Express Entry Immigration Program
“Express Entry” immigration Program has no time limit. Eligible candidates can apply for the program at any moment of their choice. Also, the Canadian government has implemented no limit for the number of candidates to be included in this selection process. Although, qualifying for permanent residency may depend on certain parameters and repeated applications for the program are expected to be rejected.
Express Entry Program based upon a point system
Permanent Residence through Express Entry Immigration Program depends upon a point system. Gaining better points eventually strengthens one’s chance to qualify for the program. Points are awarded (up to a maximum of 1,200) based on certain criteria like age, educational qualification, proficiency in Canada’s official languages, Canadian work experience, and a positive Labor Market Impact Assessment.
The Express Entry Immigration Program also manages specific Federal/Provincial Immigration Programs
Express Entry Immigration Program is now being utilized to manage the applications for permanent residence under the three most prominent federal immigration programs namely, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The program is even said to be later used by provinces and territories as a potential replacement to Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
Express Entry may not be a permanent method
Canada has already invested a lot on Express Entry Immigration Program. Although, there are reasons to be doubtful about its longevity. Canadian Immigration Minister stated the government has already started assessing all the pros and cons of this immigration program and the terms may be changed at a later part as per the requirements.