Canada is targetig Italian Immigrants through the Express Entry Immigration stream. This was announced by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Chris Alexander during his visit to Rome, Italy,
“As a proud Canadian of Italian heritage, I am very pleased Express Entry is helping to make immigration to Canada easier for Italians. Canada.ca/AmmissioneRapida will give greater access to those in Italy who wish to come to Canada, bringing both of our great nations closer. I also encourage Italian-Canadians to reach out to friends and family in Italy interested in coming to Canada and share this exciting news.”
Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence further stated.
Here is the official Press Release by CIC.
June 12, 2015 — Rome, Italy— The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister, announced a targeted initiative to attract more skilled Italian immigrants to Canada.
The recently-launched webpage(Link Below) in Italian promotes the new Express Entry system among Italians, and makes it easier to find information on Express Entry for Italians who are looking to emigrate to Canada.
The Government of Canada will also launch outreach activities in Italy to promote Express Entry and attract more Italian immigrants, starting with an Express Entry information session hosted by the Canadian Embassy in Rome on June 18.
Express Entry is designed to attract the skilled workers that Canada’s economy needs in order to grow, while ensuring that immigrants – from Italy and around the world – arrive here faster than ever before.
Under Express Entry, skilled workers who want to apply to Canada’s key economic immigration programs are able to create an online profile and express their interest in coming to Canada permanently. Those who meet the minimum criteria are accepted into the pool and ranked according to various factors, including language proficiency, education and work experience. The top candidates in the pool are then invited to apply and complete applications are processed in six months or less.