Starting January 1, 2015, a new system will be in place for skilled immigrants looking to relocate to Canada. 'Express Entry' will allow the applications of skilled workers to be processed more quickly and efficiently.
Immigration Canada will assess candidates based on their:
English and/or French skills
Other factors that have been demonstrated to help newcomers prosper in Canada
Those who wish to apply for Express Entry must first fill out an online profile. There is no cost to complete and submit this profile. Successful candidates will then be placed into a pool with other candidates who will be sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Express Entry is required for those applying to:
The Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Canadian Experience Class, or as provincial nominee in some cases