Canada Express Entry
Canada has created a modern system to pick experienced foreign workers. Canada Express Entry is an entirely electronic procedure that includes the provincial governments, the federal government, and Canadian employers. The contemporary system known handles applications to immigrate to Canada. The system manages the major group of Permanent Residence. Canadian Express Entry system is not considered an immigration program, however, it a system launched by the Government of Canada in 2015 in order to select candidates qualified to immigrate to Canada through a number economic immigration streams. You can find some of these programs involved in the Express Entry System:
Minimum entry criteria for Canada Express Entry System
- Satisfy the requirements of at least one of the above-mentioned immigration categories;
- Take an English or French test (IELTS/CELPIP/TEF) – applies to all categories;
- Have their Education Credential Assessment (ECA) done by a designated organization – mandatory for the FSWP, voluntary for the CEC and FSTP categories;
- Complete an online Express Entry profile.
Those who meet the minimum entry criteria becomes eligible to be in Canada Express Entry pool and receives a score on a 1200 point scale based on their level of education, age, work experience, language skills etc. Each candidate will be ranked against other candidates in the pool. Every other week, a cut-off score is determined and all those above that cut-off score are issued an Invitation to apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency.
IMPORTANT: Joining the Canada Express Entry pool does not guarantee that you will be given an Invitation To Apply (ITA).
Additional ways to boost your score:
- Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or a valid job offer;
- A nomination from your province or territory.
Candidates with a valid job offer in a NOC 00 receive additional 200 points and candidates with a valid job offer in a NOC 0, A or B occupations receive an additional 50 points. An LMIA is no longer important for certain qualifying job offers to receive these additional 200/50 points. Your employer does not need an LMIA if you have:
- A valid job offer from the employer on your work permit for at least 1 year;
- Been working full-time for the employer on your work permit for at least 1 year (or part-time equivalent);
- A valid employer-specific work permit that is exempt from an LMIA under an international agreement, a federal-provincial agreement or the Canadian interests category.
Candidates with a valid Provincial nomination have a significant advantage as they receive additional 600 points and therefore virtually guarantee that they will rank high enough to pass the cut-off score and receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency.
Canadapt experts will get your evaluation form and decide if you are fit to immigrate to Canada on a permanent basis. If yes, you can then proceed to the following step in the immigration procedure. However, if you are not, then you will probably need to improve your essential human capital features in skills like your abilities, work expertise, language proficiency, as well as education credentials.
In addition, our team will evaluate every singe supportive paperwork you may have, hand in your application within the stipulated time, and as well as track it all along at the same time keeping in touch with the authorities. Contact us today for a free assessment.