Topic: express entry

John McCallum wants to 'substantially increase' immigration to fill Canada's labour needs

Immigration Minister John McCallum said he wants to "substantially increase" the number of immigrants coming to Canada beyond record levels as a way to fill the country's labour needs, during a speech to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines in Manila on Friday.

Canada seeks to double visa offices in China to attract more high-skilled workers

The Canadian government is seeking to double the number of offices where Chinese can apply for Canadian visas as it looks to boost the dwindling number of visitors, international students and even high-skilled foreign workers from China.

Express entry review to ease path to permanent residency for foreign students

The Liberal government is looking to ease some rules to make it easier for international students who have been "shortchanged" by express entry to obtain permanent residency, says Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister John McCallum.

Express entry, foreign worker reforms attract 'fewer' skilled workers: chamber report

Businesses risks losing their competitive edge because immigration reforms brought in under the previous Conservative government have made it difficult to attract highly skilled workers, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce says.
Opinion

How to avoid 'immigration by lottery' in Canada

Instead of having “immigration by courier,” Canada may have “immigration by lottery” in which the government would pick from 10,000 applications submitted on day one.

Express entry gives first dibs to temporary foreign workers

A new immigration system designed to attract highly skilled workers from around the world to meet Canada's labour needs has favoured a large number of temporary foreign workers who are already in this country.

Express entry: early immigration data shows many already in Canada

Nearly half of the skilled immigrants who qualified for a chance to obtain permanent residency within the first three weeks of the launch of a new immigration system were not applying from abroad but were already in Canada, CBC News has learned.
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'Express Entry' immigrant program to begin

Critics say the new system could could discourage potential newcomers to Canada

Express entry could sideswipe high-skilled foreign workers

Some employers fear Americans working in Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement, foreign nationals who have transferred to a Canadian branch and international youth working in Canada could be sideswiped by rules under the new express entry system that starts Jan. 1.

Immigration express entry: 5 things you need to know

​A coalition of food, retail and tourism industry groups is calling on the Canadian government to give entry-level temporary foreign workers the same quick access that skilled immigrants will get under the new express entry system. Here are five things to know about express entry.

Express entry: How will skilled immigrants rank?

Here are three examples of how skilled immigrants could be ranked under a new system that will give them express entry into Canada within six months, starting Jan. 1.

Express entry immigration points system revealed before Jan. 1 launch

With one month left to the launch of a new immigration system that will give skilled immigrants express entry into Canada, the government has made public for the first time the details of the points system it will use to select foreign workers where there are no Canadians available.
Opinion

5 things Canada must do to ensure fairness in its immigration system

Express Entry has been touted as the next great thing in Canadian immigration policy, but the federal government must consider five aspects of the new system to make sure immigration is fair to Canadian workers and businesses alike.

Express entry immigration system starts Jan. 1, leaving employers uncertain

The federal government is preparing to launch a new immigration system that will give skilled workers express entry into Canada starting Jan. 1, but first it's consulting stakeholders.
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Chris Alexander on live-in caregivers

Moving the LCP to Express Entry?