Canada Express Entry Immigration Program

Canada express entry immigration program

Express Entry is a type of selection system for the people who seek Canadian immigration. Express Entry started in January 2015 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to allow permanent residence (PR) in Canada for foreigners. The main purpose of this system is to select a proficient workforce for immigration to Canada. Express Entry is an entirely online process, which involves Canadian employers, provincial governments and the federal government.

How Express Entry Process

There are a few important steps, which are needed to be passed by the candidates who wish to get a permanent settlement in Canada through Express Entry.

Step 1:

Eligibility Criteria through Express Entry

A candidate is able to find out whether he or she is eligible or not for the Express Entry through two ways

  • By simply answering a few questions such as:
  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Education
  • Family Members
  • Language Ability
  • Work Experience
  • Details of any job offered
  • By knowing the detailed standards for each and every program such as:
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Federal Skilled Worker Visa immigration Program

Step 2:

Documents Needed 

Certain documents are demanded from a candidate at different levels of the process in order to get Express Entry.

Therefore, the documents required for a candidate’s profile include:

  • Travel document or passport.
  • Language test final results.
  • Educational certifications if applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Visa immigration program or a candidate wishes to get point on his or her education if completed outside Canada.F
  • Job offer in written from a Canadian based employer (if the candidate has one).
  • Provincial nomination (if the candidate has one).

Furthermore, the documents required by a candidate for permanent residence include:

  • Police certificates
  • Medical exams
  • Proof of funds

Step 3:

Submission of Profile

You have to submit your profile by attaching all the required documents, which makes an applicant eligible for the Canada Express Entry Immigration program.

Step 4:

Applying for Permanent Residence through Express Entry

On getting invitation after the submission of the profile, a candidate needs to apply for permanent residence. This procedure includes

  • Filling Online Form
  • Scan and Upload all Documents
  • Paying fee (permanent residence fee and biometrics fee)
  • Submission of Express Entry application

Step 5:

Approval of Application

Once the application is approved, the candidate is provided with

  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)
  • Resident visa (permanent)

Moreover, the candidate also has to pass the final interview, which is taken by the authorities. Once completed, the candidate is advised to find immigrant services on arriving in Canada in order to settle and live according to Canadian rules and regulations.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP)

The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) has its own unique requirements to nominate individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada. Some PNPs are aligned with Federal Express Entry system. Since its inception, Express Entry has issued 325,968 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian PR over the course of 133 Express Entry draws.

Popular PNP Programs

There are multiple Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) to allow provinces to accommodate their own immigration nominee programs. In the beginning of PNP stream only 233 candidates were admitted to Canada in 1996 which has grown to 61,000 a target set for 2019. Over the next three years, Canada could receive as many as 213,000 new permanent residents through the PNP alone.

Here are our pick of best from the PNP programs;

  • British Columbia (PNP)
  • Saskatchewan (PNP)
  • Nova Scotia (PNP)
  • Ontario (PNP)

In PNPs, selection through these streams is based mainly on so-called human capital factors, such as work experience, language proficiency and education. Saskatchewan’s minimum score to issue ITA(Invitation to Apply) was 67 under two different programs, British Columbia’s minimum score 75 – 105 and Ontario minimum score 400 – 478.

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