In the future, applicants in the candidate pool will be able to register with the Canada Job Bank and employers having difficulty filling positions in Canada will be able to consider those seeking permanent residence for job openings. This option is expected to be operational later in 2015.
Canada’s Provincial Nomination Programs are being given an extra number of certificates to use in a similar manner, choosing those candidates from the pool who meet their labour market requirements. The Government of Ontario has not yet developed its strategy on how this selection will be become a part of their program.
It’s expected that applicants holding these permanent LMIA job offers or Provincial Nominations will receive “Invitations to Apply” very quickly.
Instead of using the traditional first-come first-serve selection process, implementing this process allows CIC to pick the highest ranking applicants each time.
Applicants are no longer assured that they will be able to make a full permanent residence application, nor is there a specific pass mark that will get them to the top of the pile. Because the ranking is competitive, the score needed to receive an “Invitation to Apply” will change depending on the candidates who are being ranked.
Once invited, applicants will have only 60 days to prepare and submit a full application for permanent residence. Thorough preparation is the key.
CIC has promised to process full applications within six months!