Immigrate as a skilled worker
A new system called Express Entry opened on January 1, 2015 to manage how people with skilled work experience can apply to immigrate to Canada. In order to qualify under Express Entry, an applicant must be eligible under one of the following immigration programs:
Canadian Experience Class
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Provincial Nominee (in some cases)
Under this new system, most complete applications will be processed in six months or less.