Canada Begins a New Process to Accept Skilled Workers as Permanent Residents


As businesses around the country actively seek to replace countless open positions, immigration plays a critical part in resolving this issue.  Recognizing this reality, the Canadian government is developing an immigration system that will serve as an economic engine. This strategy strengthens French communities while also empowering businesses and addressing workforce shortages. Canadians can enjoy long-term economic and social prosperity as a result of these collaborative efforts.

What Will the New Process Include?

The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, announced a game-changing development for Canada’s main economic immigration management system, Express Entry, on May 31, 2023. The implementation of category-based selection is a huge step forward. The new method allows Canada to extend invitations to apply to prospective permanent residents who have specified skills, training, or language ability. More information on the timing of invitations for individual categories and application procedures will be provided in the following weeks.

Candidates with experience in the following industries will be given priority in the current year’s category-based selection invitations:

  • healthcare
  • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • trades (such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors)
  • transportation
  • agriculture and agri-food

Category-based selection supports Canada’s aim to bringing in-demand experts to communities across the nation by attracting more competent employees in these professions. Additionally, the Government of Canada ensures that French-speaking communities can continue to flourish in Canada while keeping their preferred language by placing special focus on Francophone immigration.

Express Entry is better able to adapt to Canada’s changing economic and labor market needs thanks to category-based selection. It expands on the highly effective high human capital strategy that has been a defining feature of Canada’s economic immigration system. These initiatives continue to put an emphasis on attracting qualified workers who can integrate into Canadian society and make contributions to its future.

Are You a Skilled Worker in Canada Looking to Become a Permanent Resident?

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