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Cooks, Chefs and Food Industry Professionals Canada is looking for you!

Canada’s new economic immigration selection system has lived up to its “just-in-time” billing by processing most applications from start to finish within the government’s target of six months,” reported the Toronto Star earlier this week.

Cooks Chefs And Food Industry Professionals Canada Is Looking For You

“Over 31,000 invitations to apply to permanent residence have been issued to a diverse range of highly skilled immigrants and almost 10,000 individuals (principal applicants and their family) have already landed in Canada as permanent residents,” said the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada review.

“Key findings indicate that professors were in the top 10 occupations list and that many international students fare well in Express Entry.”


The results indicated that 2,356 applicants in “food service supervisors” positions were invited to apply for their Canadian visas last year. Close on their heels were cooks with 2,295 applications being processed. Together the two occupations accounted for 16 per cent of those who got a pass for permanent resident status in Canada.

In 2015 191,279 profiles of would be immigrants were created in the Express Entry pool. Of these profiles of these 31,000, or 30 per cent, received an invitation to immigrate to the country. The top three destination provinces for migrants were Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia.

“More than 78 per cent, or 22,111, of the successful candidates were already living in Canada when they applied — a sign of the advantage the new system awards those already working here, who have a positive labour market impact assessment in their line of work, or have graduated from a post-secondary program in Canada,” reported The Toronto Star.

The survey also found that as was the case in 2014, India, China and the Philippines remained the top three immigrant source countries, accounting for 41 per cent of successful candidates.

However, in 2015, people from the United Kingdom (5.8%), Ireland (4.3%) and United States (3.4%) also made the top six, while Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and Egypt were bumped out of the top 10.

What are your chances of getting in to Canada?

The best job categories to gain entry to Canada under the Express Entry system seem to be food service supervisors and cooks. Both represent 8% of some 31,000 invitations issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in 2015. IT professionals, university lecturers and retail careers remained strong competition in the top-10 occupations list.

8% — 2,256 food service supervisors
8% — 2,295 cooks
4% — 1,255 information systems analysts
3% — 940 software engineers
3% — 935 computer programmers and interactive media developers
3% — 745 university professors and lecturers
2% — 669 retail sales supervisors
2% — 550 graphic designers and illustrators
2% — 494 financial auditors and accountants
2% — 446 financial investment analysts


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