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New Express Entry Category Options For Priority Jobs

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New Express Entry Category Options For Priority Jobs

To help fill Canada's job vacancies, the government has announced new initiatives to welcome skilled immigrants. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has announced new Express Entry category options for priority jobs for skilled workers with work experience in categories that match business labour needs. The first category-based invitations to apply are expected to be sent this summer.

Canadian employers need to hire skilled workers for jobs in a range of categories to address ongoing labour shortages to support the country's economic growth. The Canadian Government of Canada is focused on building an immigration system that "acts as a catalyst for growth, empowering businesses, helping address their labour needs and strengthening French communities. When combined, these efforts will ensure Canadians benefit from economic and social prosperity for years to come."

The adoption of category-based selection in Express Entry will enhance Canada's adaptability to the nation's evolving economic and labour market requirements while maintaining the focus on high human capital that has characterized its thriving economic immigration system.

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New Express Entry Category Options

Canada's New Express Entry category options focus on skilled workers who have a strong French language proficiency or work experience in the following fields:

  • healthcare
  • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
  • transport
  • agriculture and agri-food

Canada's Express Entry System

Express Entry is Canada’s flagship application management system for those seeking to immigrate permanently through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Program.

“Everywhere I go, I’ve heard loud and clear from employers across the country who are experiencing chronic labour shortages. These changes to the Express Entry system will ensure that they have the skilled workers they need to grow and succeed. We can also grow our economy and help businesses with labour shortages while also increasing the number of French-proficient candidates to help ensure the vitality of French-speaking communities. Put simply, Canada’s immigration system has never been more responsive to the country’s social or economic needs.”

– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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Express Entry is Canada's skilled-worker immigration application process for high-skilled foreign workers and international students who want to move to Canada permanently and have the skills and education needed by employers.

Are you thinking about immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry program? If so, a Canadian immigration lawyer can help you with your application.

The Express Entry program is a complicated and competitive procedure, making it crucial to have a skilled lawyer by your side to ensure your application is thorough and accurate. A lawyer can also guide you through the Canadian immigration system and help you avoid potential issues.

Engaging a Canadian immigration lawyer is a smart choice that could save you time, money, and anxiety. If you're committed to immigrating to Canada, don't hesitate any longer. Reach out to Ackah Business Immigration Law now.

Here are some advantages of employing Ackah Law for your Express Entry application assistance:

  • Lawyers possess the expertise and experience required to navigate the intricate Express Entry process.
  • Lawyers can aid in assembling the necessary documentation and guaranteeing that your application is comprehensive and precise.
  • Lawyers can represent you during immigration interviews and hearings.
  • Lawyers can proactively identify and address potential problems.
  • Lawyers are aware of methods to expedite processing times and accelerate your immigration application.

If you're determined to immigrate to Canada via the Express Entry program, it's essential to enlist the help of an experienced Canadian immigration lawyer for your application. Ackah Business Immigration Law can enhance your likelihood of success while steering clear of potential pitfalls.

Get in touch with Ackah Law today to arrange a consultation and discover more about how we can assist you in immigrating to Canada. Ackah Business Immigration Law is a full-service immigration law firm catering to businesses and individuals, with offices in Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver. Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 or email us directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.

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