Overview In January 2015, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (formerly known as Citizenship and Immigration Canada) launched a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for Canadian immigration programs. Canada is seeking for skilled professionals to meet current and future Canadian labour market needs, the development of the Express Entry system is the product of that. It is simply a system used to help with the selection and process of Canada’s immigration programs.
Express Entry – Canada Seeking for Skilled Professionals
Express Entry allows Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to actively recruit, assess and select skilled immigrants under three following federal economic immigration categories:
How does it work?
There are two steps that are involved in the Express Entry process:
Step 1) Potential candidates complete an online Express Entry profile and complete an online Express Entry profile where they will provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other details. Those who meet the criteria of one of the federal economic immigration categories subject to Express Entry (CEC, FSWC or FSTC) will be placed in a pool of candidates. Candidates in the pool are ranked through a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest-ranking candidates are regularly selected from the pool invited to apply for permanent resident status, completing an online Express Entry profile itself does not guarantee that a candidate will receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence. However, candidates will have 12 months (26 draws) in the pool to be potentially selected.
Step 2) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will invite certain candidates to apply for Permanent Residence and process their electronic applications within six months. Candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence if they rank among the top in the pool. Candidates are awarded points for having a valid job offer and/or a nomination from a province or territory and/or for meeting certain skills and experience factors. Additional points are awarded to those who have completed post-secondary studies in Canada, can navigate English with proficiency (bonus if you have French proficiency), have a valid job offer or if they have received a nomination from a province or territory.
If a candidate is selected from the Express Entry pool, they will have 90 days to apply to for Permanent Residence through the following Canadian immigration programs:
• The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC),
• The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and,
• The Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
•Provincial Nominee Program
How our team can help you
Our team at Canada By Choice has helped thousands of applicants create the best possible profile to achieve a high ranking in the pool. We have hundreds of families into Canada through the Express Entry process, you can be next! Please take a minute to submit a free online assessment so we can determine what opportunities you have at http://canadabychoice.com/free-assessment/
Canada By Choice Immigration Team