New Immigration program allows applicants to be process under six months

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander confirmed it’s one month and counting until Express Entry launches a new phase of active immigration recruitment to meet economic and labour market needs. Potential candidates can create their profile on January 1st, 2015, with the first Invitations to Apply issued within weeks.

Express Entry will help select skilled immigrants based on their skills and experience. Those with valid job offers or provincial/territorial nominations will be picked first. Details published  in the Canada Gazette explain how candidates will be ranked and selected, based on these factors that research shows are linked to success in the Canadian economy. Minister Alexander also highlighted that additional information was published on the CIC website to help potential immigrants and employers understand the new system, and to  promote Canada as a destination of choice based on a strong economy, low taxes and job opportunities.

Express Entry will result in faster processing and will allow the Government of Canada to be more flexible and respond better to Canada’s changing labour market needs.

 Express Entry will manage applications for three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.

Provinces and Territories will be able to use the Express Entry system to select a portion of candidates for their Provincial Nominee Programs.

Express Entry will launch at 12 noon EST January 1st, 2015. The first draw for an invitation to apply is scheduled for the last week of January.

Once candidates have been selected from the pool they will need to complete the immigration process, which includes health and security checks. Applications will be processed in six months or less.

“With the launch of Express Entry in January, our Government will build on our strong and proven record of helping immigrants succeed, and helping Canada’s economy thrive. Starting January 1st, we will be able to select the top economic immigrants who will contribute to our economy, labour market and communities.”

The following is a  list of Eligible Occupations under the National Occupational Classification:

  Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 17
0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 53
0111 Financial managers 306
0112 Human resources managers 201
0113 Purchasing managers 168
0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 84
0311 Managers in health care 46
0711 Construction managers 50
0712 Home building and renovation managers 10
0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing
0911 Manufacturing managers 158
1111 Financial auditors and accountants 450
1112 Financial and investment analysts 1,000
1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers
1114 Other financial officers 133
1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 385
1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers 164
1224 Property administrators 18
2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers 45
2131 Civil engineers
2132 Mechanical engineers 624
2133 Electrical and electronics engineers 452
2145 Petroleum engineers 35
2171 Information systems analysts and consultants 1,000
2172 Database analysts and data administrators 172
2173 Software engineers and designers 1,000
2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers  1,000
2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 25
2234 Construction estimators 16
2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
2243 Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics 40
2263 Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety 147
2281 Computer network technicians 430
3011 Nursing co-ordinators and supervisors 14
3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 613
3111 Specialist physicians 22
3112 General practitioners and family physicians 42
3132 Dietitians and nutritionists 15
3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists 6
3142 Physiotherapists
3143 Occupational Therapists 6
3214 Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists 6
3215 Medical Radiation Technologists 10
3216 Medical Sonographers 15
3233 Licensed practical nurses 44
3234 Paramedical occupations 7
4011 University professors and lecturers 357
4151 Psychologists 15
4214 Early childhood educators and assistants 57
5125 Translators, terminologists and interpreters


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