AEO Program – A Recruitment Tool for Long Term Labour Needs Planning
Under the ministerial instructions AEO program has been put in a priority immigration
category, delivering an immigrant visa in about a year. No work permit is
issued. The employer makes an application for an AEO approval to Service Canada,
which takes about two weeks. Then the worker applies to immigrate. The
federal point system is used and 67 points are still required to be obtained, but
the AEO gives the immigrant a bonus of 10 to 15 points and so as long as they have
decent English and education, they will get in.