Recent studies have shown that between now and 2021, Canada will have more than a million job vacancies to fill. It is also mentioned that the main reason is the lack of skilled professionals in the Canadian Labour Market. It will take a huge boost from international skilled migrants to fill in this vacuum created in Canada.
With this picture in view, the Canadian Government introduced one of the most sophisticated immigration programs in the world – Canada Express Entry System. Since its introduction in early 2015, it is now gaining momentum and has been attracting applicants ever since. In the beginning of the second year itself, this prestigious immigration system has invited over 1500 applications with a CRS score of over 453 points. If this trend continues, a large number of applicants will be allowed to migrate to Canada as Permanent Residents.
Canada is by far one of the most favored destinations by skilled professionals and businessmen. With a healthy lifestyle that compliments the high payment received by the skilled professionals, Canada has been attracting a lot more skilled labor.
Initially, the CRS score of applicants was higher comparatively, which also disappointed a lot of applicants who failed to get selected in the first few draws. Since then, applicants have got a better understanding of the system and the second half of 2015 saw a decline in the score. As unrealistic as it sounds, the drop in score from 489 points to 453 points, it has given hope to applicants this year.
As applicants under the Canada Express Entry, you can apply for either one of the categories mentioned below. These categories include:
With the introduction of the Express Entry Program, the Canadian government is hoping to attract even more skilled professionals to fulfil the ever-rising need for skilled labor in this maple leaf country.
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