Skilled Immigrants ‘Express Entry’ Launch


The Canadian government began recruiting in 50 separate occupations back in May in order to prepare for the launch of the highly anticipated Express Entry program at the start of next year.

The new program is set to offer skilled immigrants a means of gaining express entry as permanent residents to work in jobs where there is a considerable shortage of Canadian workers.

‘Express Entry’ Launch

According to the government, the express entry program will make up for shortcomings in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (FSWP), and help to ensure that skilled and specialist workers can settle comfortably in the country in order to catch up with the country’s growing labour demand.

According to Immigration Minister Chris Alexander, the new program has become a “top priority” for his department, and will launch on January 1.

How Skilled Immigrants May Benefit

Skilled immigrants could benefit from express entry having applied via the FSWP, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), along with the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and also via a section of the Provincial Nominee Program.

On May 1, the Canadian government started accepting 25,000 applications under the FSWP, a significant increase from last year’s 5,000 applications.

Eligible Professions that Immigrants May Apply

In other great news, the number of professions that are eligible for immigrants to apply for has also been doubled. The country is now actively recruiting skilled immigrants for the FSWP for the 50 occupations below: (via CBC News)

  • Senior managers for services including financial, communications and other business (0013)
  • Senior managers for trade, broadcasting and non-classified services (0015)
  • Financial managers (0111)
  • Human resources managers (0112)
  • Purchasing managers (0113)
  • Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers (0121)
  • Healthcare managers (0311)
  • Construction managers (0711)
  • Home building and renovation managers (0712)
  • Managers for natural resources production and fishing (0811)
  • Managers in manufacturing (0911)
  • Financial auditors and accountants (1111)
  • Financial and investment analysts (1112)
  • Security agents, brokers and investment dealers (1113)
  • Financial officers (1114)
  • Professionals in advertising, public relations and marketing (1123)
  • Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers (1212)
  • Property administrators (1224)
  • Geoscientists and oceanographers (2113)
  • Civil engineers (2131)
  • Mechanical engineers (2132)
  • Electrical and electronics engineers (2133)
  • Petroleum engineers (2145)
  • Information systems analysts and consultants (2171)
  • Database analysts and data administrators (2172)
  • Software designers and engineers (2173)
  • Computer programmers and interactive media developers (2174)
  • Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians (2232)
  • Construction estimators (2234)
  • Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians (2241)
  • Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics (2243)
  • Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety (2263)
  • Computer network technicians (2281)
  • Nursing coordinators and supervisors (3011)
  • Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)
  • Specialist physicians (3111)
  • General practitioners and family physicians (3112)
  • Nutritionists and dietitians (3132)
  • Audiologists and speech-language pathologists (3141)
  • Physiotherapists (3142)
  • Occupational therapists (3143)
  • Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists (3214)
  • Medical radiation technologists (3215)
  • Medical sonographers (3216)
  • Licensed practical nurses (3233)
  • Paramedical occupations (3234)
  • University professors and lecturers (4011)
  • Psychologists (4151)
  • Early childhood educators and assistants (4214)
  • Translators, terminologists and interpreters (5125)

Are You a Skilled Immigrant Interested in ‘Express Entry’?

If you’re in need of immigration services regarding ‘Express Entry’, contact the experts at VisaPlace today to book a consultation.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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