Friday, April 10, 2015

Humber Alumna an Early Express Entry Success

International alumna, now permanent resident, recognized at special ceremony


Yaoyao (right) graduated from Humber in 2013.


TORONTO, Ontario – April 10, 2015 – Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning celebrated an international alumna, Yaoyao (Anita) Zheng, becoming a permanent resident at a ceremony in Toronto today. She is one of the first to succeed through the new Express Entry system, launched by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in January 2015.

Many of Humber’s international graduates have become permanent residents and citizens of Canada in the past. Zheng, selected in the new system’s first draw, is an early Express Entry success among Humber alumni as well as among international postsecondary graduates across Canada.



The Express Entry system brings together several economic immigration programs, using a point system to select top ranking candidates. Zheng—who graduated with a postgraduate certificate in Supply Chain Management in 2013—applied for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class, which assigns points for factors such as skilled work experience, education, and language ability. Her program is one of Humber’s 160 career-focused options that help students develop the skills they need for a successful career in Canada.




“We are so happy for Yaoyao,” said Diane Simpson, Dean, International. “Many of our more than 3400 international students hope to stay in Canada after graduation. Her early success under Express Entry shows how valuable international students are to the Canadian workforce and how relevant Humber’s programs are to industry. We look forward to more positive news of Humber’s career-ready graduates being invited to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry.”

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