Express Entry offers out-of-country hiring option for Canadian employers

entree express lowresSUMMERSIDE – April 28, 2016 – Through the Express Entry program, qualified individuals from various countries who have the required skills that are in high demand in Canada, can now settle and work in the country in less than six months. This is welcomed news, compared to the usual waiting period of three to five years.

Approximately 40 business people from the East Prince region in Prince Edward Island, learned about this good news during a breakfast on Wednesday, April 27, organized by the City of Summerside, in collaboration with RDÉE Prince Edward Island.

The objective of Express Entry is to help Canadian employers who are incapable of finding qualified employees to access qualified human resources in other countries in much less time. Sean Morency, employer liaison officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, presented an overall view of the federal program. Alexandra MacKenzie, program officer with the PEI Office of Immigration, presented the program from a provincial perspective.

In the photo are, from left, Nancy Quinn, economic development officer with the City of Summerside; Sean Morency; Alexandra MacKenzie; and Robert Maddix, immigration development officer with RDÉE PEI.