Canada Express Entry: New category-based selection announced, work experience to get priority1 min read 01 Jun 2023, 07:52 AM IST
Canada will introduce category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates, prioritizing those with strong French language proficiency or work experience in key sectorsCategory-based draws are expected to begin later this summer
Canada has announced its plans to introduce category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates. The draws will prioritize candidates with strong French language proficiency or work experience in key sectors.
Category-based draws were expected to begin this year following changes made in June 2022 to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
How were the categories chosen?
The categories were chosen following legislative requirements that the Minister participate in public consultation with provinces and territories, members of industry, unions, employers, workers, worker advocacy groups, settlement provider organizations, and immigration researchers and practitioners, IRCC release said
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.
In June 2022, the Government of Canada made changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to allow for the selection of immigrants based on key attributes that support economic priorities, such as specific work experience or knowledge of French.