Express Entry Document Checklist | 12 steps to complete application
So, it is a great day, since you have finally got your Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residence! You have waited so long and followed every single Express Entry draws to finally see your name on the invitation! Now it is time to get prepared and submit your application for immigrating to your dream country, Canada. Since you have only 60 days left to complete and submit your application, you need to know what you need to cover in the Express Entry Document Checklist.
In this blog post, you will learn how to gather and compile documents required for Express Entry application without needing to look for another guide.
So, what do you have to include in your Express Entry documents?
Express Entry Document Checklist includes:
- Identity documents
- Your language proficiency results (English or French)
- Skilled work experience documents
- Educational documentation
- Documents from your relatives in Canada
- Proof of financial status
- Medical test reports
- Police clearance certificates
- PNP Certificate
- Job offer
- Sample photos
- Proof of payment for processing your application
You will need to provide a valid and eligible copy of passports of your and as well as your family members. This will ensure that all of your identities are confirmed by the visa office. For individuals that have got married, it is necessary to provide documentation that proves your relationship. The same is also true if a person has a common-law or conjugal partner.
In some cases, such as when a candidate gets divorced, legally separated or widowed, the procedure might seem a bit complicated. Therefore, don’t forget to demonstrate relevant paperwork which proves your claim.
For those who have children, it is necessary to prove their relationship with their relationship with you. In addition, if the person is your biological child then you will need to include their birth certificates as well. Individuals who have adopted their kids need to include a copy of their adoption certificates.
Among express entry documents, you need to provide there are language test results too. Please don’t forget to include proper documents demonstrating your language skills
You will need to provide one of this type of reference letter from each of your employers you worked for the last ten years. By delivering work experience letters, IRCC also decides if the occupation you have shown accurately matches with the National Occupational Classification
Your employment is assessed by your employment records which can include contracts, letters and as well as salary slips. IRCC wants to make sure that you have really worked for the employers you have claimed in your application and as well as the duration while creating your EE profile.
If you have worked in Canada then you have Canadian work experience. By providing your tax records obtained from Canada Revenue Agency you can deliver proof of work experience for an express entry that your employment was legal and you have paid your taxes.
As per the requirement of the Express Entry Document Checklist, candidates must provide evidence that they have completed the study programs they have mentioned in their Express Entry profiles. Please note that depending on the country you have completed your studies in, your diplomas may need to go through Educational Credential Assessment in order to be evaluated by the Government of Canada. Evaluation of your educational documents will help IRCC to determine if your educational background is equal to Canadian standards.
In addition, you may need to provide copies of certified translation of your diplomas and other certificates if the documents are in another language other than English or French.
Although there is no requirement for a candidate to become eligible for permanent residency through the Express Entry program, having a relative in Canada will earn you additional CRS points. Therefore, if you have claimed, in your express entry profile, that you have a relative in Canada, then you will need to prove it.
Please note that in the order for you to become qualified for additional CRS points based on your connections in Canada, your relative must be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen.
And they need actually to live in Canada. You can prove it by providing certain documents like rental agreements, bank statements and etc.
Candidates invited through the Express Entry program need to demonstrate a certain amount of money in their bank account. In fact, the amount of money required for the document checklist is determined by IRCC every year. In general, you are obligated to prove that you will have enough money with you to cover your expenses and support yourself and as well as your dependent family members regardless of they are accompanying you or not.
Depending on the size of your family the required amount may differ.
According to the CIC website, candidates must take their medical exam form a panel physician before they submit an application for permanent residency. The same also applies to your family members whether or not they are coming with you.
IRCC emphasizes that it is important to complete your medical exams as soon as you receive your ITA. Since the results of the exam must be valid when you arrive in Canada, it is logical to take your exam as closely as possible to the date you submit a complete application.
IRCC won’t send you any documentation to go through the exam. You will only receive an informational printout sheet and IMM 1017B Upfront Medical Report form by a panel physician.
A police clearance certificate is one of the main documents mentioned in the Express Entry document checklist. It is necessary for you and as well as all of your family members to provide a police clearance certificate. The certificates must be obtained from each country you or they lived in for at least 6 months of the period since the age of 18.
The validity period of the police clearance certificate is 12 months. Therefore, it would be better to wait until you receive an Invitation to Apply before obtaining it. This will prevent any delays in completing your application package.
Candidates receiving a provincial nomination from any of the Canadian provinces participating in the Express Entry system will be awarded an additional of 600 points towards their profile in the Express Entry system. Therefore, if you have a certificate of nomination, you will need to include a copy of it within your application package.
Although, applicants wishing to immigrate through the Express Entry system are not required to hold a valid job offer, having one still beneficial since it will add additional points towards your CRS score. In addition, if you have claimed that you actually have a job offer, then you need to prove that it is a legit one.
Provide a letter from your employer which includes the name of a company, its contact details. You will need to also include name, position and as well as the signature of your supervisor in that company.
The letter must state important details about your future job, such as the start date, title, duty and responsibilities. In addition, weekly working hours and annual salary must also be included as well.
Another point that must be covered in the letter is the statement that informing IRCC that the applicant’s job is a continuous, paid and based on full-time work.
Candidates having a job based on LMIA must note their LMIA number
Include unaltered digital photos of you and each your family members that meet a certain specification
When submitting for a completed application form for permanent residency, you will need to pay 2 processing fees. Therefore you will need to have your credit card ready for the payment.
Canadapt Consulting is always ready to help you to prepare and complete an accurate, correct application packages that bring you to Canada as smoothly as possible. You can contact us today if you have got your invitation to apply.
We will make sure you prepare all your documents on time, correctly and without any stress.
In conclusion, here is a brief overview of the documents you need after receiving ITA.
What documents are needed after ITA?
– ID documents
– Language tests
– Working experience
– Proof of relatives living in Canada
– Satisfactory funds
– Medical examination
– Police clearance documents
– Job offer from a Canadian employer