Game-Changer: Express Entry Invites Trades Newcomers

The Express Entry system in Canada has been customized to offer a smooth and effective route for individuals specialized in crucial fields. To address the growing need for skilled workers and support economic development, Canada plans to focus on recruiting experienced individuals in trades to fill crucial roles.

On May 31, the previous Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, known as the Honourable Sean Fraser, unveiled modifications to the Express Entry system by introducing category-based selection. These modifications tackle labour scarcities by encouraging individuals with relevant work experience.  In essence, these modifications enable them to apply for permanent residency, which aligns with a recognized economic objective.

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, the recently appointed Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, revealed that the inaugural trades round for selection based on category will commence this week. Emphasizing candidates with specialized skills like carpentry, plumbing, and welding will assist Canada’s construction industry attract a skilled workforce nationwide.

Canada’s category-based selection signals its dedication to attracting highly skilled individuals worldwide. Moreover, it addresses the demand for tradesmen to bolster the economy. In particular, these selection rounds based on categories will be ongoing throughout the year, along with general invitation rounds. Additional information will be provided in the following weeks.

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