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Canada Admitting 285,000 New Permanent Residents in 2015

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander has announced that the government will be offering permanent residence status to a target of 285,000 new immigrants, the highest number since 2010. Sixty five percent of those admitted will, as per Chris Alexander, be economic immigrants which highlights the government’s belief in immigration being a key to Canada’s prosperity.

Newsletter Dec 2014 - Topic 2“We are recruiting a higher calibre of economic immigrant than we have ever seen before,” Mr.Alexander said. “This [increase in the proportion of economic immigrants] is a goal we’ve had for some time. Many provinces already have 70 per cent economic immigration; that’s the aspiration Canada has as well.”

The government’s plan falls in line with the other changes happening in January 2015, specifically the new Express Entry program for highly skilled workers. The express entry program will see a decrease in processing times when applicants are filing for permanent residence which will allow new immigrants to land in Canada faster and more efficiently.

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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

34 thoughts on “Canada Admitting 285,000 New Permanent Residents in 2015

  1. Mura Krishna

    i am a iOS Application developer have 4 years experience.
    i am looking for Canada express entry.
    So could you suggest me what’s the IELTS band required to eligble
    How about the offers on iOS developer in candana.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Mura,

      You should score at least 6.0 in each section of the IELTS, and then you would be eligible for express entry. There is an online job bank associated with the application that would enable you to connect with potential employers in Canada. We would be happy to help you immigrate, and once you fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  2. krishan

    I am pGT chemistry 17 year experience and want to confirm my eligibility for entry xpress visa

    Reply
  3. daniel byrn

    Hello,

    i’m 23 years old from algeria – Graphic art designer in advertising almost 6 years experience in the industry, i have a lack of document that i don’t have any diploma or degree ( autodidact, learnt by myself ) and i’m wondering if i can eligible for the express entry system ?

    Thanks

    Daniel

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Daniel,

      Thanks for the question. Although you wouldn’t qualify under express entry because you don’t have a skilled occupation, there may still be a variety of options available to you so that you can become a Canadian Permanent Resident and citizen, and we would be glad to guide you through the process. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/ for more information.

      Reply
  4. Naga Varma

    I am Bsc Nurse with 3 yr experience,
    Looking for Express Entry.
    Have done WES Assessment.
    I want to know my eligibility.
    I am married (Nurse) and she is carrying 7 months now EED is March 1st wk, when should I file my application.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Naga,

      Thanks for the question. Your nursing experience would allow you to qualify for express entry. You should look into the registration process for the provincial college of nurses that you plan to work for. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  5. Ali

    Hi,
    I am from India.
    I am a graduate in the field of commerce and have a specialized degree in accountancy and finance. I have 1.5 years of experience of working with J.P.Morgan Chase and Co in the customer service department of Chase bank which is out sourced from here. Am I eligible to apply through FSWP ? Are there any opportunities for me in Canada ?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Ali,

      If you have been working as an accountant then you would be eligible for the FSW program, but you would also have to take the IELTS exam in order to qualify. If you have not been working as an accountant then you may still be eligible under the FSW program, or you could obtain a Work Permit. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/canada-permanent-residence/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  6. Christine

    Hi, I am from India . I have graduated as a computer engineer & I possess technical skills . Am I eligible to apply through FSWP ? Are there any opportunities for me in Canada ?

    Reply
    1. Christine

      How many years of work experience is required ?

      Reply
      1. owen

        Hello Christine,

        For most immigration programs you will need at least one year of continuous full-time employment. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

        Regards,
        Owen

        Reply
  7. rania

    My immigration papers as skilled worker are almost ready. Do u advice to submit them this month or wait till express entry is activated on january 2015 ? Thanx

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rania,

      Generally we advise people not to wait to submit their applications, but in order to provide personalized advice we would need to know more details about your personal circumstances. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  8. Ashish Srivastava

    I’m a Fashion Design Faculty with total work experience of 15 years currently working with University of Allahabad, India for last 11 years and my age is 36. Along with my Advance Diploma in Fashion Design recently I have done my Master’s in Rural Development with dissertation on “Design & Craft -A catalyst for rural development”. What are the possibility of me getting a PR of Canada as well as job prospect?

    Reply
  9. RIFAD

    Hi I completed 1 year of my field experience. Also i completed all my documentation needed for P.R under current rule.

    Should i apply under current rule or under express entry rule starting from january 2015

    I am almost ready to apply for P.R. under current rule. Got confused with recent update of express entry

    Reply
  10. Aravind

    Hello,
    Already I worked in canada 11 months in the occupation mechanical eng technicians and technologist that was mentioned in my work permit this will help?if I apply PR through same NOC How it will help or my application will accept for that experience in canada.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Aravind,

      Thanks for the question. Your engineering technician background would probably allow you to qualify for the express entry program, and we would be happy to facilitate this complex application process for you. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. marcko

      Hi Owen we are a family with 8 year’s in Canada our kid’s are born here as well, our refugee here was denied by immigration, we apply for humanitarian cases twice and lost both, we can apply again and have a positive answer this time? Our kids are going to school here in Canada and we call this country home….our records are clean we are a hard working family ….I’m desperate I don’t known what to do !…..we are from Mexico..

      Reply
      1. owen

        Hello Marcko,

        Thanks for the question. I’m sorry to hear about the refusals. Fortunately our immigration lawyers have a lot of experience in this area, and we can definitely assist you in a humanitarian application. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

        Regards,
        Owen

        Reply
  11. Sahar

    My name is Sahar and living in Afghanistan. I am 26 and working with UN in Kabul. I really interested to immigrate to Canada with my husband.
    How can I apply?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Sahar,

      There may be a variety of options available depending on your particular circumstances. In order for us to further assist you, please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly. http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  12. Majeed

    I need information regarding the current FSWP running. I have applied in the Aug-2014 but still not received any confirmation/ status of the application. How much time it will take?

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Majeed,

      Each FSW application takes varying amounts of time, and this is for a variety of reasons, and the officers could be conducting extensive background checks which take a while. If you want any assistance in expediting your case, please feel free to get in contact with us and one of our experienced immigration lawyers would be happy to help.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  13. Joachin Jideobi

    Please what are the criteria and requirements for one to be eligible

    Reply
  14. gurbir kaur

    i am a computer teacher(PGT) n have 4 years experience in teaching.
    i have 5.5 bands in ielts. can i eligible for express entrt system.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Gurbir,

      Thanks for the message. You may be eligible for the express entry program, but that would depend on your exact qualifications and skills as a computer teacher. There could be a variety of options available to you and we would be happy to help you explore those. Please see http://www.visaplace.com/canadian-immigration/ for more information.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  15. Nagindra chamlagai

    Yes, this is good opportunity for us , i hope i will get this chance.

    Thanks

    Reply

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