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