Canada Changing Immigration Policy To Allow More Skilled Workers
Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on Oct. 31 that the nation would increase its immigration levels in 2015 in order to attract more high-skilled workers. The country will now allow express entry to any applicant.
Foreign Worker Canada explains, “Instead of needing to have experience in an occupation on a strict list of eligible occupations as with many other immigration programs, Express Entry will have no occupation list and applicants can present their impressive credentials regardless of what industry or profession they are in.” The organization says the Express Entry program will lead to quicker processing times and will include a greater focus on the quality of applications. According to The Globe and Mail, 65 percent of the 285,000 new permanent residents Canada plans to admit in 2015 will be economic immigrants and their dependents.