On January 1, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada introduced a new electronic management application system for immigration to Canada called Express Entry. Express Entry is not a new immigration program. Instead Express Entry serves as an online management tool for the application, selection and processing under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.
Express Entry changes the Canadian immigration system from the first in first out model, to an invitation based model where eligible candidates will be ranked against each other. Candidates with the highest ranking will be invited to apply for permanent residency. Having a valid job offer will in most cases be determinative to receiving a nomination.
The introduction of the Express Entry program positions TECHMIND International at the forefront of immigration for IT professionals such as software engineers, computer programmers, software/data analysts, architects, DBA’s, firmware engineers and other IT Professionals. In essence virtually all economic immigration to Canada will be dependent on having a job offer – TECHMIND International’s goal is to match leading international IT talent with Canadian employers.
The Federal Government is strongly encouraging employers to support the new system by extending job offers to eligible candidates. Click here to learn about how TECHMIND International can help your company meet its hiring goals.