CANADA – Upcoming Express Entry System from 1 January 2015

On 1 January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will launch a new electronic application system called Express Entry, to manage applications for permanent residence under certain existing economic immigration programs.

This is of particular interest to many foreign nationals currently in Canada on the Temporary Foreign Work (TFW) program. A cap was introduced on 1 April 2011 that limited stay under the TFW program to four years maximum. That initial four years will be up on 1 April 2015, so it is important that qualifying Temporary Foreign Workers who have been in Canada since 2011 and who wish to remain beyond that date apply correctly for permanent residence under the new system.

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CANADA – Upcoming Express Entry System from 1 January 2015

This alert was prepared using information provided by Holthe Tilleman Immigration Law.