If you are new to Canada’s affairs, you might not be familiar with Express Entry. Well, it is as simple as the name suggests. It is an online system that provides a pathway to permanent residence in Canada for skilled foreign workers. However, we are about to witness the evolution of the structure of this system’s bi-weekly draws.
Keep reading this piece to the end as we help you keep an ear to the ground on everything about these changes.
What is Express Entry?
As mentioned above, Express Entry is an online application that targets skilled and talented immigrants wishing to settle in Canada permanently. It is also true that three different programs participate in this process. They include;
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
So, you might have heard someone mention the proposed alterations pending implementation. However, you may need to have a detailed look at them. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to share these proposed adjustments that might be implemented with this application process as soon as Q1 2023.
So, How is Express Entry Changing?
We all heard the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) tell us how they intend to conduct targeted Express Entry draws in 2023. This comes when Canada is currently vying to address better the specific labor shortages and the needs of the country’s growing economy.
The recently passed Bill C-19 has made Express Entry draws possible. Now, let’s assume you are a candidate. In that case, these Express Entry draws will intentionally target you based on your language, education, and/or occupation. The aim is to get Canadian permanent-residence candidates that will help the country grow and flourish in the best way possible.