Sourcing Talent from Overseas: Canada’s New Proposal

Canada plans to adopt a new model of immigrant selection known as the “Expression of Interest” (EOI) system. EOI will provide employers with a role in selecting new immigrants to fill available positions. In our recent webinar on the EOI system we learned:

  • EOI is a new application management system that aims to reduce application processing times, improve market labour market outcomes for immigrants, and address labour market shortages.
  • Potential immigrants will submit an “Expression of Interest” with information about how they meet the selection criteria for immigration. If they meet the criteria, they will be placed in a “selection pool” of candidates.
  • For employers, access will be indirect. The government is currently designing methods to match employers with people who have expressed an interest in immigrating to Canada.

Learn more about the new Expression of Interest system in our latest webinar.

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