Canada’s ‘fee-for-service’ measure for public health care has resulted in many doctors who are temporarily working in Canada being deemed self-employed and, as a result, are unable to qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker and the Canadian Experience Class programs, which are managed through Express Entry.
The Canadian Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser recently announced that physicians will be waived from current requirements, giving them access to Canada’s permanent residence programs
The overhaul of the Express Entry program is one of the main aspects of the Immigration Minister’s plan for providing improved access to permanent residence to those already present in Canada on a temporary basis.
Recently the Immigration Minister presented a summary of his plan to parliament.
Canada plans to initiate occupation-specific invitations through Express Entry from the beginning of 2023.
This federal government’s plan is in line with many of its provinces, which have been performing such draws for several years.
The modifications were made by updating the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, allowing the minister to address the needs of the labour market and prioritize the regional economy. Including increasing immigration to Francophone areas by selecting more applicants with specific attributes, such as in-Canada experience.
Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is ready to be examined with a focus on Canadian education and work experience, job offers and language skills.
These changes have been labelled as ‘The foundation for the next version of Express Entry’.
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