Express Entry is the new economic immigration selection model which applies to several categories for immigration to Canada
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) April 06, 2015
Vancouver immigration lawyer, Catherine Sas, has recently participated in a speaking engagement, called “Express Entry: Working Through the Maze of Change”, in order to explain Canada’s recently implemented immigrant selection system. Express Entry is the new economic immigration selection model which applies to several categories for immigration to Canada including: the Federal Skilled worker program (FSW); the Federal Skilled Trades program (FSTP); the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Catherine Sas talked about how the immigration system changed in a very short span of time from an applicant driven model to a government selection driven model. As an experienced Vancouver immigration lawyer, she explained the intricacies of the model and tried to simplify it for her listeners.
“Once you determine that you will qualify, you need to submit your ‘profile’ to CIC,” states Catherine Sas. “Based upon the information you provide in your profile, you will be rated on CIC's ‘Comprehensive Ranking System’ (CRS). You will need to achieve enough CRS points to be given an ‘Invitation to Apply’ (ITA). Essentially you need to obtain a high enough point score to be given an ITA to be eligible to apply in order to determine that you have enough points to pass once you do actually apply. If this sounds complicated, well, that's because it is!”
About Catherine Sas
An active member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Catherine Sas, Q.C., is a partner at the Immigration Group. She is also a past chair of both the B.C. Immigration Law Section and the National Immigration Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. She has participated in continuing legal education seminars, appeared before parliamentary committees on immigration issues and spoken at international conferences and symposiums. Sas has been recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Vancouver’s Best Immigration Lawyer for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014. For more information, log on to http://canadian-visa-lawyer.com/ or call 604.643.1282.