Posted on February 15, 2014 |
Canada will change the rules of its migration game by January 2015. That's less than a year from now. Are you ready?
Canada’s Migration Program to Change in 2015. Are you Ready?
After conducting consultation with stakeholders all over Canada, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada believes changing the way potential migrants qualify for Canadian permanent residency – through the Expression of Interest (EOI) program - is ready for implementation in 2015.
That’s less than a year from now. The question is, “Are you ready?”
The critical factor that the consultation with Canadians deal with employment.
Why? The consultation results show that “having a job is the best path to economic integration. EOI will select immigrants based on the skills Canadian employers need and, in turn, should they pursue citizenship, they will be welcomed as equal members of the Canadian family.”
A job offer is a virtual requirement to qualify for permanent residency through EOI, a program that first started in New Zealand, and adopted by Australia.
It is envisioned that starting January 2015, “the EOI system will help switch from passive processing of applications in the order we get them to a prioritized system that gets in-demand people with the skills to succeed to Canada faster than ever before.”
EOI as envisioned for implementation will involve a two-step process.
While Canada will also consider other factors such as education, work experience and language ability – the greater emphasis would be “on the ever-changing needs of the Canadian labour market.”
Our experience and continuing advocacy in the Expression of Interest (EOI) programs of New Zealand (since the early 2000) and Australia (initiated in 2011) give us – Immigrant Visa Center - the professional and processing edge you need to get your permanent residency to Canada going.
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