Jamaican Counsellor Highlights New Express Entry to Canada

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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Canada’s recently launched Express Entry immigration management system aims to target highly skilled and qualified Jamaicans so the country’s Counsellor in Jamaica, Kate O’Brien, has highlighted its importance to Jamaicans. He stressed that the new system launched at the start of the year would take up to 181,000 new economic immigrants.

The counsellor appeal potential candidates to get their credentials assessed and apply for the necessary documents and professional Canadian licences in anticipation of being invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada. Leading the Canadian High Commission in Kingston, O’Brien, stated that “people have to be serious about this. You have to take ownership of your future in this system. It’s a process to get your name in the system.” In his remarks, O’Brien alleged that The Express Entry system aims to work as a “front door” to Canada’s well-known Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class economic immigration programs.

Furthermore, it was highlighted that the new system does not have an explicit list of eligible occupations but instead aims to target all skilled individuals. The new system requires individuals to submit online profiles and express their desire to immigrate to Canada. Consequently, Candidates meeting the minimum requirements will be chosen from a pool and ranked according to several factors, including their age, education, language proficiency, and Canadian experience. Even though there is no fixed window for individuals to submit their profiles, there’s a 60-day period for the applicant applied invited to apply for permanent residence to submit all documents.

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