Expression of Interest – What Employers Need to Know

Canada plans to adopt the “Expression of Interest” (EOI) model – a new model for selecting some immigrants.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 12:00 p.m EST join us for a free webinar and hear
from two policy experts Francis Fong, Economist, TD Economics and Josh Hjartarson Vice-President, Policy & Government Relations, Ontario Chamber of Commerce along with Ratna Omidvar, President of Maytree on how the EOI may work and the impact it could have on employers sourcing immigrant talent.

Webinar recording now available.

The proposed EOI model is still to be finalized but here’s what we know so far:

  • EOI is not an immigration stream or an immigration program. It does not replace immigration programs such as the Federal Skilled Worker program. The EOI is an application management system. The EOI model is not currently in effect.
  • The government has indicated that federal and provincial/territorial governments, and employers will play major roles in choosing immigrants out of a pool of applicants.
  • The EOI will allow employers to play a more direct role in selecting immigrants to Canada. This could mean that that the government facilitates or promotes ways to match employers with people who have expressed interest in immigrating to Canada.

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