EXPRESS ENTRY

Canada Express Entry

Express Entry is an online system to manage the applications under the federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers with a wide range of occupations, created and implemented by the Canadian Government on January 1, 2015.

This new system eradicates the requirement of processing the applications on first come first serve basis and targets to finish the application in less than 6 months. Candidates are given priority depending on their skills and ability to contribute to the country’s economy positively.

The program includes Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and some parts of Provincial Nominee.

How Does Express Entry System Work?

Foreign Nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada must become a candidate by creating an online Express Entry Profile in order to be placed in the pool of candidates. Basically, there are two steps involved in the Express Entry system as follows.

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Foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada must become a candidate by creating an online Express Entry Profile and providing the basic information regarding their Work Experience, Skills, Language ability, Education and other details. Those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of one or more of the three federal immigration programs will be entered into a pool of candidates.

Using a point-based system called ‘Comprehensive Ranking System’, candidates are given a score based on the details they entered in their EE Profile. Candidates have 60 days to complete their EE Profile from the day they create it and profile can be active for 1 year during which they can update change of information like education, language score, marital status, work experience etc.

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IRCC ranks candidates in the pool based on their CRS score. IRCC usually conducts two (2) rounds of invitation for CRS cut off score every month and highest ranking candidates from the pool are Invited To Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence.

Applicant has 60 days to apply from the day ITA (Invitation To Apply) is received. It is important to keep all required documents ready when you receive an ITA so that it will be easier to apply within 60 days timeline. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an ITA in 12 months, then they can create a new EE Profile provided they continue to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and thus they can again be entered into a pool of candidates.

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

This program is well known as the quickest and cheapest immigration program to get Permanent Residency for skilled workers with foreign work experience. To be eligible for this program, you must fulfill the following minimum requirements.

You must have completed secondary or post-secondary education. If the education is done outside of Canada, then the applicant must provide ‘Educational Credential Report’ from an IRCC approved agency.

You must have a minimum 1 year of continuous work or 1560 hours total (30 hours/week) OR equivalent amount of part-time work that is 15 hours/week for 24 hours within the last 10 years in one of the Managerial jobs (skill type 0), Professional jobs (Skill type A) or Technical jobs and Skilled trades (skill type B). Volunteer work or unpaid internships are not eligible.

Canada has two official languages. You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in all abilities in English or French from an accredited language testing organization (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF). The results are valid for 2 years from the test result and must be valid until the day you apply for PR.

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any accompanying family members to Canada. However, you do not need to show the proof of funds if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian company.

You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds.

You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

If you meet all the above minimum eligibility requirements, you need to achieve passing marks of a minimum of 67 out of 100 points based on the following 6 selection factors to be considered for FSWP.

-- Your work experience does not have to be continuous and can be in combination of NOC 0, A or B jobs.

-- There is no education requirement for this program; however, you can earn points for your education.

-- Your work experience in Quebec can be considered.

-- You do not need to be in Canada when you apply.

-- There is no fund requirement under this program.

-- Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) will not count under this program.

canadian experience class (CEC)

This program is a great option to secure  Permanent Residency for those who have gained Canadian Experience. Canada values multiculturism and wants to retain talent to be a part of Canadian society. This program covers international students who are working in Canada after completing their higher studies and foreign workers and their accompanying spouse.

To be eligible for this program, you must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

-- You must have obtained a minimum 1 year of skilled full time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience in the past 3 years before you apply.

-- Your work experience must be in Managerial, Professional or Technical job (NOC 0, A or B)

-- You must prove that you have performed the essential duties of your occupation.

You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 7 or NCLC 7 in English or French if your work experience is in NOC 0 or A job and CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in English or French if your work experience is in NOC B job.

You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds.

You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

-- Your work experience does not have to be continuous and can be in combination of NOC 0, A or B jobs.

-- There is no education requirement for this program; however, you can earn points for your education.

-- Your work experience in Quebec can be considered.

-- You do not need to be in Canada when you apply.

-- There is no fund requirement under this program.

-- Self-employment and work experience gained while you were a full-time student (for example, on a co-op work term) will not count under this program.

Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)

This program has been developed for foreign nationals with work experience in Skilled Trades. FSTP allows eligible candidates with a job offer or a certificate of qualification to obtain permanent residency in Canada.

To be eligible for this program, you must fulfil the following minimum requirements.

You must have a valid full-time job offer that is continuous, paid and for at least 1 year from up to 2 Canadian employers. OR a certificate of qualification issued by a federal, provincial or territorial body.

--You must have obtained a minimum of 2 years of full time (or an equal amount of part-time) work experience in the skilled trade during the 5 years before you apply.

--You must be able to prove that you have the required skills, Experience and have performed essential duties of your skilled trade.

You must achieve a minimum score of CLB 5 or NCLC 5 in speaking and listening and CLB 4 or NCLC 4 in English or French from an accredited language testing organisation (IELTS, CELPIP, TEF, TCF).

You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and any accompanying family members to Canada. However, you do not need to show the proof of funds if you have a valid job offer from a Canadian company.

You must be admissible to Canada on medical, criminality and security grounds. You must show your intention to live and work outside the province of Quebec.

--Your work experience does not have to be continuous and can be in a combination.

--There is no education requirement for this program; however, you can earn points for your education.

How can Pentagon Immigration Help you?

Immigration law is complex and always keeps changing. Even a single minor error in your application may cause delay or rejection of the file. At Pentagon Immigration Services, we provide comprehensive expertise for your Express Entry application. Our professional practice involves competent knowledge, honest advice and personalized services. No one can guarantee you the success of your application; it’s at full discretion of the visa officer. What we guarantee you is the careful, error-free and strategic submission of your Express Entry application so you have very high chances of success. We stand by our clients right from initial consultation to the final decision on the file. And this is not it. We care for our clients, that’s why we provide them with pre-departure orientation and settlement services so they can be well integrated in Canada comfortably.

To know more about Canada Express Entry, get in touch with us today!

FAQs

Whether you are looking to immigrate to Canada temporarily or permanently, there are currently more than 60 programs available for immigration to Canada. But every individual’s situation is different and so is the program requirements.

 

That’s is why it is important that proper and careful assessment of your profile is done to determine your eligibility for one or more programs suitable for you.

 

You can take advantage of our ‘Free Assessment’ tool and check your eligibility for immigration to Canada. Once you have submitted the assessment form, it will be reviewed by our expert and qualified ‘Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)’ and you will be invited to have a ‘Free Initial Consultation’ with an RCIC either in person or over the phone at your convenience where you will be presented with your available options for immigration to Canada. In case you are not eligible now, it will still allow you to understand the line of actions you can take to be eligible in near future.

You must meet the minimum eligibility requirement for at least one of the three categories of Express Entry program before you can create your online profile. Three programs are Federarl Skille worker, Federal Skilled Trade and Canadian Experience Class.

 

Certain documents are required while creating an Express Entry profile. However, you need to have some or all of the following documents to enter the information only; you don’t have to upload these documents while creating the profile.

  1. Passport or Travel Document
  2. Language test results
  3. Education Credential Assessment (ECA) to claim points for education outside Canada
  4. Provincial Nomination (If available)
  5. Valid job offer letter from a Canadian employer (If available)

That’s is why it is important that proper and careful assessment of your profile is done to determine your eligibility for one or more programs suitable for you.

 

You can take advantage of our ‘Free Assessment’ tool and check your eligibility for immigration to Canada. Once you have submitted the assessment form, it will be reviewed by our expert and qualified ‘Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC)’ and you will be invited to have a ‘Free Initial Consultation’ with an RCIC either in person or over the phone at your convenience where you will be presented with your available options for immigration to Canada. In case you are not eligible now, it will still allow you to understand the line of actions you can take to be eligible in near future.

Anyone who provides advice and representation on Canadian Immigration or Citizenship matters for a fee is required to be a member in good standing of ICCRC or Chambre des notaires du Québec or a Canadian provincial or territorial law society of Canada according to the Canadian law.

 

“Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)” is the national regulatory body for ‘Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC)’. An RCIC can advise you on Canadian Immigration matters and represent your case to “Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)”

 

Vaibhav Kalbhor is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) R531255, a member of ICCRC in good standing and is authorized by IRCC to represent your interests in Canada Immigration matters.

 

IRCC does not deal with representatives who charge a fee but are not authorized. If you use such a representative, your file may be returned or even rejected.