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Evaluating Express Entry

Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Andrew Carvajal

Last year Canada revolutionized the intake of federal applications from professionals wishing to immigrate as permanent residents. While some have benefited from these changes, many talented individuals and Canadian employers have been hurt by them.

Prior to Express Entry, applications were subject to a first-come, first-served intake system, constrained by application quotas and lists of eligible professions. On Jan. 1, 2015, this was replaced by an online system where eligible individuals are ranked based on their age, education, English/French skills and work experience. They then compete...