It seems like every U.S. presidential election uncovers a new batch of Americans who say they want to move to Canada. It’s a realistic exit strategy for many Americans who are fed up with the politics in their country. In fact, The Guardian says that the number of Americans who have applied for Canadian citizenship has tripled in the past two decades. Whatever the reason, if you’re considering moving to Canada, you might want to look into Express Entry.
WHAT IS EXPRESS ENTRY?
Express Entry was launched in 2015 as a way to boost Canada’s economy through immigration. It’s a completely electronic system that handles applications that are submitted through the country’s economic immigration programs & that it’s one of the most popular immigration systems in the world.
UNDERSTANDING THE CANADIAN IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS
Canada has three federal programs to attract people with unique skills, experience or value. By doing this, the government hopes to bring in skilled immigrants who can contribute to the country’s developing economy.
People who are accepted into any of these programs are granted a Canadian Immigrant Visa. This permanent resident visa allows the individual to move to Canada.
To qualify for Express Entry into Canada, you must qualify for one of the following programs
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
- Provincial Nominee Programs