In January of 2015, the Canadian Government will roll out a new permanent residence application management process called Express Entry (EE), a two-step process which was designed to match Canadian employers with foreign workers and to streamline the application management process.
Starting on May 1, 2014, the Canadian Government has announced a new cap of 25,000 applications, which includes a sub-cap of 1,000 applications for each of the 50 eligible occupations. Applicants may qualify for immigration to Canada, if they have work experience in one of the eligible occupations.
On November 8, 2013, the Harper Government announced that a maximum of 12,000 new permanent residence applications in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) will be considered for processing each year. Under the CEC application process, the applicant must have claimed at least 12 months of work experience