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Slow start to express entry

Thursday, May 21, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Evelyn Ackah

The promise of the new express-entry permanent residence (PR) program, launched on Jan. 1, was that it would be a “faster and more effective way for Canada to welcome skilled immigrants,” to quote the government news release. Express entry is an online application system that determines eligibility of workers based on a calculation of points, and was expected to be flexible, efficient and responsive to changing immigration priorities as set by the Canadian government. But after the first five months it’s clear the new PR process...