Express Entry was launched in January 2015 as a way to boost Canada’s economy and to make the immigration system more effective and efficient. This system is a completely electronic process which involves the Canadian Federal Government, Provincial Government and potential employers. As per the statistics, Individuals and families around the world can immigrate to Canada within just a few months through the Express Entry immigration selection system if qualified. . It is designed to project a candidate’s likelihood of being economically successful in Canada. This system has become the main driving force for immigration to Canada.
Under the 2019-2021 Canada Immigration level (https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/supplementary-immigration-levels-2018.html), the number of new permanent residents admitted through Express Entry over the coming years is set to increase.
The Express Entry system that has been introduced for skilled workers to migrate and settle in Canada. This system of immigration introduced by Canada is a very competitive program. Only the best candidates will be selected according to the new Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The key to obtaining an Invitation To Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence (PR) is having an appealing online Express Entry profile that fits the needs of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Our Immigration Consultant can ensure that all the required criteria as fulfilled and updated accordingly based on the accurate information provided by the clients.We prepare and submit your complete Express Entry profile and when you get your ITA, the PR application is then completed and submitted. Based on the processing time updates provided by CIC, candidates can get their Permanent Residency within 6 months from the date of submission of documents. Give us an opportunity to help to maximize your chances to obtain permanent residency.
About Express Entry
Canada has three federal programs to attract people with unique skills, experience or value. By doing this, the government hopes to bring in skilled immigrants who can contribute to the country’s developing economy.Potential applicants will need to be eligible under one of the following federal economic immigration programs.
- Federal Skilled Worker Class
- Canadian Experience Class
- Federal Skilled Trades Class
Federal Skilled Worker Class
The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) is for people with specific types of work experience who want to live anywhere outside of Quebec. The program has minimum requirement for skilled work experience, language ability, education. The selection factors are part of a grid system for 100 points and the minimum requirement to qualify would be 67 points. Candidates each points for each criteria based on how well they do in each segment.The assessment of application under this stream is based on the selection factors which includes the below listed criteria:
- Work experience
- Valid job offer
- English and/or French language skills
Canadian Experience Class
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is intended for people who have gained experience working in Canada. To be eligible to apply under this program, there should be at least one year in work experience in one of the eligible NOC Code. You must also pass a language test. Self- Employed and work experience gained working as internship, Co-Op cannot be considered as work experience under this class.
However, the CEC is option for candidates who graduate from a Canadian university or college as they will usually allowed to stay in the country temporarily with a postgraduate work permit. After one year of working in a qualified field (Which meets the NOC Requirements) under that permit, they may become eligible to apply for Express Entry under the CEC.
Federal Skilled Trades Class
The Canadian Federal Skilled Trades Program offers potential immigrants who are qualified in a skilled trade the opportunity to quickly become a permanent resident of Canada in an attempt to ensure that the country attracts and retains a skilled work force. The Canadian Government and Immigration Department developed the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) in 2013 in order to address the growing shortage of skilled workers in areas that were experiencing rapid growth due to the increasing strength of the economy. The economic immigration program was developed at the request of Canadian businesses and employers who were struggling to hire enough skilled workers to help them complete their work on time. A detailed list of eligible trades is listed on CIC website.
How Express entry works:
- Potential applicants will need to be eligible under one of the following federal economic immigration programs.
- The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC);
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC);
- The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).
A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are streamlined through Express Entry, but candidates must be eligible under one of the three federal programs in order to enter the Express Entry pool.
- Eligible individuals may submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). This EOI will be assessed and issued a ranking score.
The ranking score for Express Entry is based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Under the CRS, candidates are assigned is a score out of 1,200 used to rank federal economic candidates for immigration to Canada. Candidates can improve their rank, and thereby increase their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA), by taking steps to improve their CRS score.
The CRS is not a selection criteria (like that of the one used for the Federal Skilled Worker Class). It is a ranking system for candidates who are eligible under the FSWC, CEC, or FSTC.
Those candidates with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or another qualifying job offer, are eligible for either 50 or 200 bonus points in the CRS. Provincial nominees can receive 6oo bonus points.
Qualifying job offers used to receive 600 points also, but this was amended in the Express Entry changes of November 2016.
- Candidates without a job offer or a provincial nomination may then register in the Canada Job Bank, a free public resource used to help Canadian employers identify and select workers possessing the skills they require. This step used to be mandatory, but became voluntary as of June 2017.
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts Express Entry draws at regular intervals (usually every two weeks). In these Express Entry draws, candidates above a certain rank are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Invited candidates are given 60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence, including all supporting documentation. Visit this page for details of the latest Express Entry draw.
- Candidates in the pool who have not yet been selected are able to improve their Express Entry profile and score. They can do this by submitting new and updated information. Examples include: increased language scores, educational credentials assessments, adding additional work experience, and/or obtaining a qualifying job offer or a provincial nomination.