BURLINGTON, Ont. –The Centre for Skills Development & Training will host a free public event on “Express Entry to Canada for Skilled Immigrants” at its Burlington site, 860 Harrington Court on May 4, 2015 from 1-3 p.m. Reservations are required.
Geared to employers and agencies, lawyer Robert W. Young will explain the Express Entry program, eligibility requirements and selection process.
Under Canada’s new immigration system, which came into effect on Jan. 1, 2015, prospective immigrants apply to express their interest in coming to Canada with preference given to skilled workers under the Express Entry program. Employers unable to find Canadian or permanent residents to fill labour gaps have the opportunity to access foreign talent.
Young —a partner at Eisenberg & Young LLP, Hamilton area’s largest law firm practicing exclusively Immigration, Citizenship and Refugee Law — will also discuss the impact of the new immigration selection system on the Canadian economy as well as its challenges and opportunities to applicants, employers and agencies. In addition, he will guide attendees on methods and sources to get detailed information about the Express Entry system.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with locations across Halton and in Mississauga. The Centre helps people at all stages of life get on a path to career success—from youth just starting out, to older workers who have been laid off; from newcomers to Canada who need to improve their workplace English, to people interested in the trades who need to build their technical skills; and from small business owners looking to hire staff, to large companies who need help developing and transitioning their workforce.
Learn more at thecentre.on.ca.
For more information please contact:
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications