Canada Express Entry, implemented by the federal government in January 2015 to replace the old “first come, first served” scheme, is the most common immigration system offering Canadian permanent residence.
What is Express Entry and how does it work?
Express Entry is not in itself an immigration programme, it is simply an online system built to handle the intake of Canada’s immigration applications.
Applicants meeting eligibility requirements need to submit an online profile known as an Expression of Interest (EOI) under one of three federal immigration programmes in Canada or a participating provincial immigration programme.
The profiles of candidates are rated against each other according to the Comprehensive Ranking System, a point-based system (CRS). An invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency will be received for the top-ranked applicants. Those obtaining an ITA must request to complete the application and pay processing fees quickly, within a 60-day delay.
The federal government plans to process full PR applications in 6 months.
For newcomers seeking a new life in Canada, Express Entry is the quickest and most common pathway. Express Entry organizes and handles applications for individuals seeking to immigrate to Canada and gain permanent residency in Canada.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply for Express Entry?
The Express Entry application is a two-step procedure. The first step is to submit the profile that requires the following documentation:
- Results of the language test
- Report on educational credential evaluation
- A travel document or passport
Upon submitting your profile and obtaining an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you would need to submit more substantial application that requires reference letters, supplementary identification papers, police clearance certificates, and medical test reports for Canadian permanent residence.
Who is eligible for Express Entry?
Ideal applicants are candidates with university or college degrees with professional work experience and moderate English and/or French proficiency. Applicants who apply for the following programmes are also entitled to request an Express Entry programme application:
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
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What are the requirements for Express Entry?
In general, in order to be qualified to apply as a professional worker for Express Entry, you must
- Have at least one year of continuous full-time or part-time equivalent) job experience in a qualified profession in the last 10 years.
- Be able to demonstrate your language competency with a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in either English or French
- Completed post-secondary education with an Educational Certificate Evaluation measured against Canadian requirements
What is the ideal Express Entry candidate?
To understand about the Eligibility for Express Entry, there is no one-size-fits-all type of profile. A comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score will be computed for the candidates who join the pool. Later, an invitation to apply is more likely to be earned by those who rank higher. Language proficiency, age, job experience level, education, and Canadian connections are the selection factors that can affect your CRS ranking.
Ideal candidates for Express Entry must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be less than 30 years of age
- Keep a Master’s Degree or at least two Bachelor’s degrees
- Being willing to show moderate to high proficiency in English and/or French (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level eight or higher)
- Have a skilled job experience of at least three years
Other variables that can really increase your CRS rating can include
- Higher English and/or French language proficiency
- French and English Bilingualism
- Training for a Master’s degree or Ph.D.
- Job or educational experience in Canada
- A Canadian brother or sister living in Canada at the moment
- An arranged offer of jobs from a Canadian firm
- A nomination from a programme for a provincial candidate