One immigration policy that was put in place in Canada in December 2014 is called Express Entry. Authorized under the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, it is specifically geared toward skilled workers who want to resettle permanently in Canada. One particular of emphasis is attracting French-speaking professionals. Express Entry is an online application system in which the exact requirements and blank forms can be obtained on the website, which then allows the applicants to upload the completed documents. Potential applicants can also view a four-minute video that lays out the process.
One foreign immigration policy that can be contrasted to a U.S. policy is banning entry to people from specific countries. There are significant differences between Canadian policy and the 2017 U.S. travel ban. These are so great, in fact, that the U.S. ban increased immigration to Canada, from both new arrivals who shifted their destination to Canada, and of immigrant residents in the United States who moved to Canada. People with professional skills in high demand are entering Canada in higher numbers. Refugee resettlement is a related area of difference. In 2018, according to the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR), Canada had the highest refugee resettlement rate of any country—nearly 30,000 people (about a third of the global total), surpassing the United States, the former world leader, for the first time.