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Express Entry Canada Immigration

Express Entry Canada

Express Entry Canada Immigration | Eligibility Requirements

It is is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada.

Express Entry organizes and processes applications for people who wish to immigrate to Canada and acquire

How can I apply for Express Entry?

Applying to Express Entry Canada is a two-step process. 

The first step is to submit your profile which requires the following documents:

  • Language test results
  • Educational credential assessment report
  • A passport or travel document

After you submit your profile and you receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence,

you will need to provide a more substantial application that includes reference letters, additional identity documents,

police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination

Candidates with university or college degrees with skilled work experience and moderate proficiency in English and/or French are ideal candidates. 

Candidates who qualify for the following programs

are also eligible to submit an application under the Express Entry program:

The easiest way to find out if your eligible is to use free online assessment tool

What are the requirements for Express Entry?

In general,

to be eligible to apply to Express Entry as a skilled worker,

you must:

1- Have at least one year, in the last 10 years, of continuous full-time

(or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation

2- Be able to demonstrate on an approved language test a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 

seven in either English or French

3- Completed post-secondary education that is assessed against Canadian standards

with an Educational Credential Assessment

Meeting these requirements doesn’t mean you will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Candidates with stronger profiles will always be selected over candidates that simply meet the minimum requirement. 

What is the ideal Express Entry candidate?

On the other hand There is no one-size-fits-all type of profile that is eligible for Express Entry.

 Candidates who enter the pool receive a comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score.

Those who rank higher are more likely to receive an invitation to apply.

Selection factors that can influence your CRS score are language proficiency, your age, your level of work experience, education, and Canadian connections. 

Ideal Express Entry candidates would meet the following requirements:
  • Firstly, Less than 30 years old 
  •  Secondly, you may gets at least two Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees
  • Thirdly, Be able to demonstrate moderate to high English and/or French language proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level nine or higher)
  • Moreover, You have at least 3 years of skilled work experience
and most importantly Other factors that can really boost your CRS score can include:
  • Higher language proficiency in English and/or French
  • Bilingualism in French and English
  • A Master’s degree or Ph.D. education
  • Canadian work or educational experience
  • A Canadian brother or sister currently residing in Canada
  • An arranged employment offer from a Canadian company 
  • A nomination from a provincial nominee program
Do I need a job offer for Express Entry?

You do not require a job offer for Express Entry. The vast majority of candidates selected for Express Entry do not have a formal Canadian job offer.

A formal Canadian job offer for a skilled, full-time position can add 50 to 200 points to your Express Entry application.

Almost always, a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) is required for these points to be awarded.  

An informal job offer will not award any additional points to your Express Entry profile and should not be mentioned in the application

How long does Express Entry take?

Express Entry can take as little as six months to process, from submission of the Express Entry profile to the issuance of a permanent resident visa.

However, not all cases will proceed this quickly.

Your Express Entry profile will remain active in the pool of candidates for 12 months if you are not invited to apply.

If after 12 months you have not been selected, you are welcome to resubmit your profile and remain in the pool.

To break it down further:

1- Your profile will remain valid for 12 months in the Express Entry pool 

2- Upon issuance of the ITA, you will have 60 days to provide the requested full application of documents

3- when the immigration authorities received your complete application,

the permanent resident visa will processed in six months or less

Source : canadim

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Canada

This program is for workers who:

  • have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory
  • want to live in that province, and
  • want to become permanent residents of Canada

Each province and territory has its own “streams” (immigration programs that target certain groups) and requirements. For example, in a program stream, provinces and territories may target:

  • students
  • business people
  • skilled workers
  • semi-skilled workers

Understand the application options

How you will apply depends on which Provincial Nominee Program stream you’re applying to. You might need to apply using the paper-based process, or by the online process through Express Entry.

As part of the process, you will have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where they plan to live in Canada.

Paper-based process

In the paper-based process:

  • You apply to the province or territory for nomination under a non-Express Entry stream.
  • You need to meet the eligibility requirements of the province that nominates you.
  • Once you have been nominated, you submit a paper application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
  • You have to pass a medical exam and get a police check (certificate). Everyone must have these checks, no matter where you plan to live in Canada.
  • Application processing times are longer than through Express Entry.

Express Entry process

In the online Express Entry process, there are 2 ways to apply:

  • You contact the province or territory and apply for a nomination under an Express Entry stream.
  • If the province or territory agrees to nominate you, you create an Express Entry profile (or update your profile if you already have one) and show you have been nominated.OR
  • You create an Express Entry profile and show the provinces and territories you’re interested in.
  • If a province or territory sends you a “notification of interest” to your account, you contact them directly.
  • You apply to their Express Entry stream:
    • If you’re nominated, the province will offer it to you through your account, and you accept it electronically.

In both cases:

  • You must meet the eligibility requirements of the province or territory. And,
  • You must submit an Express Entry profile and show that you meet the minimum criteria for Express Entry, including being eligible for one of the immigration programs it covers.
  • If you are invited to apply, you submit an electronic application to IRCC.

source: canada.ca