US Looks to Canadian Immigration as Model

The Trump Administration in the United States is bringing a bill to the table that calls for lowering the number of legal immigrants coming into the country and placing highly-skilled workers at the front of the line. The merit-based system used by Australia and Canada is the model being examined by the USA.

Out of the 300,000 immigrants allowed to enter into Canada this year, the majority of them will enter the country using the Express Entry system. If you are thinking of joining the workforce in Canada, contact Canadian Visa Expert for help in applying for a visa.

The potential immigrants are rated by age, language ability, education, and work experience with the Express Entry system. They earn up to 1200 points for all categories. People between the ages of 20 and 29 years are awarded the 100 point maximum for the age factor, but those over 45 years of age do not receive any points for the age category.


Additional points are given to potential immigrants if they have a sibling who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. The spouses are evaluated on the same criteria if they are applying to move to Canada. Contact Canadian Visa Expert for information on how to make the immigration process go as quickly as possible.

Canada has a population of around 36 million people, and the 2017 immigration target is about .9 percent of the total population. The 2011 census showed that 20.6 percent of the Canadian population was foreign-born and immigrated to the country. Only 13.5 percent of the American population were comprised of foreign-born immigrants. The Canadian Visa Expert team of professionals will assist you in applying for the right visa for you and your family. Contact them today!