Expression of Interest: Canada’s Proposal to Recruit Immigrant Talent – Implications for Employers

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST, join us for a free webinar to learn more about the changes to Canada’s immigrant selection system and how it may affect your company’s human resources strategy. Employers are key actors in our immigration system and the proposed Expression of Interest (EOI) model puts employers in an active role of recruiting talent from overseas. When it is fully implemented, the EOI will become the primary mechanism for selecting newcomers to Canada.

The webinar will feature Francis Fong, Economist, TD Economics and Josh Hjartarson, Vice-President, Policy & Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce. The webinar will be hosted by Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree.

The proposed Expression of Interest model will make changes to the selection of skilled immigrants that might include:

  • Engaging employers in a more direct relationship in the selection of skilled immigrants;
  • Providing employers with a pool of pre-qualified skilled immigrants to select from;
  • Speeding up the processing time of applications so labour market shortages can be filled quickly.

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