Canada launched Category Based Express Entry Applications.

On 31st May 2023, The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the first-ever launch of category-based selection for Canada’s flagship economic immigration management system, Express Entry. Category-based selection will allow Canada to issue invitations to apply to prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training or language ability. Further details on the timing of invitations for individual categories and how to apply will be announced in the coming weeks.

Express Entry rounds of invitations: Category-based selection

In category-based rounds of invitations, we invite candidates who are eligible for a specific category established by the Minister to meet an identified economic goal. We invite candidates to apply for permanent residence based on criteria such as

  • ability to communicate in a specific official language
  • work experience in a specific Training, Education, Experience and Responsibilities (TEER) category of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • education

Category-based rounds add to general and program-specific rounds by inviting top-ranking candidates who can help us meet these specific economic goals.

Categories chosen for 2024 and onwards

 For 2023, we chose these categories:

  1. French-language proficiency
  2. Healthcare occupations
  3. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  4. Trade occupations
  5. Transport occupations
  6. Agriculture and agri-food occupations

Who is eligible for this invitation?

To be eligible for an invitation through a category-based round, you must meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round.

When we hold a category-based round of invitations, we’ll

  • rank candidates in the pool who meet the category requirements and
  • invite top-ranking candidates to apply for permanent residence

By allowing us to invite more skilled workers in these professions, category-based selection supports Canada’s commitment to welcoming in-demand professionals into communities across the country. Additionally, by placing a special focus on Francophone immigration, the Government of Canada is ensuring that French communities can continue to live their life in Canada in the official language of their choice.

Category-based selection will make Express Entry more responsive to Canada’s changing economic and labour market needs, while building on the high human capital approach that has been a hallmark of Canada’s successful economic immigration system. These priorities maintain the focus on bringing in skilled workers with the potential to integrate and contribute to Canada’s future.

If you would like to get more information about this new program, please call 778 565 3277 and book your appointment with an experienced, licensed Immigration Consultant to discuss your options.

CANADA STUDY VISA

As per Immigration Minister, Canada is a top destination for international students, thanks to our high-quality educational institutions; our welcoming, diverse society; and the opportunities for some to work or immigrate permanently after graduation.

The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that a single applicant will need to show they have $20,635, in addition to their first year of tuition and travel costs. This change will apply to new study permit applications received after January 1, 2024. that starting January 1, 2024.

Why International students prefer to study in Canada? Canada is a country of immigrants. It is a multicultural society, and it welcomes immigrants from all over the world. It does not discriminate anyone based on their geographical location, religion, language, colour, caste or creed.

Canada is famous for its higher standards of education.Most of your bachelor’s degree programs are based on internship which will allow you to gain work experience before you graduate from college. This internment work experience will help you to find full time job after you graduate from a Canadian college.

Work while you study in Canada; If you study in a Canadian college, you are eligible to work 20 hours a week while you are in regular classes and you can work any number of hours for the time when your school is off, during summer breaks.

Pathway to Permanent Resident of Canada: Once you complete your degree program, you will get three years Open Work Permit, which is called Post-Graduate Open Work Permit. You can work any number of hours per week and your spouse or Common Law Partner can also work any number of hours per week for any job, no job restrictions.

DO YOU NEED HELP TO GET YOU ADMISSION IN A CANADIAN COLLEGE?

If you are a recent University Graduate from Philippines, call or email us and we can get you admission in a Canadian college within a week or so.  some of the colleges where we can get you admission letter within 3 to 5 business days are;

Arbutus College,

Acsenda School of Business, https://acsenda.com/

Alexander College, https://alexandercollege.ca/

Contact us today:  Email to; Studyvisa@ntcimmigration.com

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WORK PERMITS:

Apply work permit in Canada, extend your work permit in Canada or change the conditions of your work permit. There are two types of work permits:

Open work permits

and

Employer-Specific work permits.

An open work permit allows you to work for any employer in Canada, except for an employer.

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