Expression of Interest Category for Canada in 2015

(Below is a transcription of this video)

Hi, this is Paula Holmes of Today I’m going to talk about a new immigration policy called Expression of Interest or EOI.

The Expression of Interest Program

The EOI program is set to be launched in January 2015. The purpose of the EOI is to seek out people with skills that are in demand in Canada and to fast track them for immigration processing. According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada, as stated on their website, EOI works in two steps.

Expression of Interest – Step 1

Step one – Prospective immigrants would indicate their interest in coming to Canada by providing information electronically about their skills, work experience, and other attributes. Individuals who meet certain eligibility criteria will then have their expressions of interest placed in a pool and ranked against others already in that pool.

Expression of Interest – Step 2

Step two – CIC would only invite the best candidates, including those with in-demand skills or with job offers, to apply for a visa. Expressions of interest that are not chosen after a period of time may be removed from that pool. As a result, application backlogs would not accumulate and processing times will be kept to a minimum. CIC will also assess applicants on a variety of other factors, such as education, work experience, and language ability, with a greater emphasis on the ever-changing needs of the Canadian labor market.

The government is working with provincial and territorial partners to make EOI a success. They’re partnering with Canadian employers as well, so they’ll be ready to find candidates in the EOI pool that meet their skill requirements when the domestic labor force cannot.

Are You Interested in the Expression of Interest Program?

We look forward to helping people immigrate to Canada under the expression of interest category in January, 2015.

If living in Nova Scotia sounds interesting to you, be sure and check out their immigration program for more information.

Contact our experienced team today, and let us help you with your Expression of Interest application.

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

  • Vimal Panchal

    Dear Sir,

    I want to apply for immegration to Canada country under express entry. I would like to know steps to apply for EOI. How may I do that and where is the link. I have IELTS 6 Band and WES eveluation reports for my degrees.

    Can you help me to apply for EOI?

  • dear madam,dear sir! EOI program cooks can apply for that?
    thank you for ur reply
    nilanka devu.

    • owen

      Hello Nilanka,

      Thank you for the question. We would be happy to assist you in coming to Canada, but first we would need some more information about your personal circumstances. Please fill out our free online assessment form and one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly



    • owen

      Hello Nilanka,

      Thank you for the question. Please fill out our free online assessment form so that we can better understand your situation and so that we can determine the best options available for you to come to Canada


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