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 is a system launched by the Government of Canada in 2015 in order to select candidates qualified to immigrate to Canada through a number of economic immigration streams. You can find some of these programs involved in the Express Entry System:
Canada Express Entry System
How Does Express Entry Work?
- Create an Express Entry profile.
Online express entry profiles enable the Canadian Government to assess whether a skilled immigration applicant is eligible to immigrate to Canada.
- Submit the profile in the Express Entry pool.
Once the Canadian government considers an applicant’s online Express Entry profile to be eligible for the Express Entry program, the applicant will be placed into the Express Entry candidate pool.
- Receive an invitation to apply (ITA).
Applicants who receive ITA will also receive a message from Citizenship and Immigration Canada indicating which skilled immigration program they should apply under and who to apply for permanent residence.
- Application for Permanent Residence.
After receiving an ITA, the applicant must submit a fully completed application for permanent residence. This application will be accepted or rejected depending on whether or not the applicant meets the relevant criteria.
Canada Express Entry Draws
Usually, once every two weeks, the Federal Government of Canada conducts its regular Express Entry draw. In every invitation round or draw, the new CRS cut-off score determines the number of lowest-ranking candidates who receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Successful candidates, who receive ITA’s, then have 60 days to apply a complete immigration application to finalize their submission for Canadian PR.
Canada Express Entry draw manages and supports the quick processing of applications of immigration candidates which, in turn, creates better economic outcomes for Canada through various immigration programs under the federal and certain provincial programs.
Candidates who are eligible for certain criteria set by the system create a profile in the Express Entry program which is also known as an Expression of Interest and apply for the immigration program.
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 become eligible to be in the Canada Express Entry pool and receive 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 the Invitation To Apply (ITA).
Additional ways to boost your score:
- Labor 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 single 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 professional assessment of your Canadian journey.