As per the Goverment of Canada, Citizenship and Immigration on June 12, 2015: http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=987479&tp=1

“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 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.

Quick facts

  • Canada is a big country with big opportunities. Jobbank.gc.ca can help new immigrants find a job and has useful information on the job market across Canada.
  • Learning more about living in Canada and its great cities and towns is easy by visiting Keepexploring.ca.
  • Canada is one of the most multicultural countries in the world (including a large Italian-Canadian community), with clean and friendly cities, world-class universities, a strong economy, and many business and job opportunities. The Canadian economy has experienced one of the best performances among G-7 countries in recent years and has one of the highest standards of living among G-20 countries.

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“Canada has welcomed immigrants from Italy with open arms throughout the decades. Proud and hard-working, Italian-Canadians have helped to build our great country and this tradition continues today. With our new Express Entry immigration system, we plan on accepting more Italian immigrants to Canada as permanent residents faster than ever before.”

Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister

“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”

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=987479&tp=1