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Express Entry is a point based system used to help skilled workers in Canada or overseas obtain permanent residence in Canada, and any applicants who meet the minimum requirements can launch their profiles in the Express Entry pool.
The IRCC uses the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank applicants. Invitations are sent out periodically to invite qualified applicants who meet or exceed the CRS cut-off score to submit permanent residence applications. Applicants with higher-scored profiles, hence the stronger profiles, are more likely to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply).
Most provinces and territories may also recruit Express Entry applicants through Provincial Nominee Programs.
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program is a Canadian immigration program that allows skilled workers to apply for permanent residence in Canada. To qualify, you must meet foreign work experience, language, and financial requirements. Successful applicants can live, work, and study anywhere in Canada and contribute to the Canadian economy.
Learn More about the Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) Program is an immigration pathway for qualified skilled tradespeople to become permanent residents of Canada. To be eligible for this program, you must have the necessary skilled work experience, language skills, and financial resources. If you are accepted into the program, you will be able to live and work in any part of Canada and contribute to the country’s economy.
Learn More about the Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is a federal immigration program that allows foreign workers and international students with Canadian work experience to apply for permanent residence in Canada. To qualify, you must have recent work experience in Canada and meet certain language requirements.
Learn more about the Canadian Experience Class
Though there are program-specific requirements, you should ensure that you meet the minimum requirement of the following basic categories to be qualified to enter the Express Entry Pool:
The first stage of your application process is to gather all your relevant documents and information. As long as you meet all of the minimum requirements, we can create and launch your Express Entry profile to enter the pool. Your Express Entry profile is valid for 12 months.
Once an ITA (Invitation to Apply) is received, we can prepare for the permanent residence application. Your invitation to apply is valid for 60 days only.
As soon as the eAPR (Electronic Application for Permanent Residence) is completed with all supporting documents, we will be able to submit the application online.
We will submit your case as soon as we receive all supporting documents. The IRCC processing time for Express Entry applications varies.
Due to processing delays and staff shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the previous 6-month processing time cannot be guaranteed. However, Express Entry programs still enjoy relatively shorter processing durations as opposed to other types of applications.
You can find more information about IRCC processing times here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/check-processing-times.html
As of April 2022 the fees are:
Processing fee ($850) and right of permanent residence fee ($515)
without the right of permanent residence fee
All fees are in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and are subject to change.
For up-to-date pricing information, please visit the Government of Canada Website.
If you have questions about the Canadian Express Entry program or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
There are a few ways to improve your Express Entry score:
Increase your language ability: The Express Entry system uses language test results to determine your language ability in English or French. The higher your language test scores, the more points you will receive.
Get more work experience: The more work experience you have in a skilled occupation, the more points you will receive.
Obtain a higher level of education: The higher your level of education, the more points you will receive.
Get a job offer: If you have a job offer from a Canadian employer, you may be eligible to receive additional points.
Obtain a provincial nomination: If you receive a provincial nomination, you will receive an additional 600 points, which will significantly increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residence.
It’s important to note that the specific criteria for each factor can change over time, so it’s a good idea to stay current on the latest requirements and guidelines.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points-based system used by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to assess and rank candidates in the Express Entry pool. The CRS score is calculated based on various factors, including age, education, language ability, work experience, and other factors that are believed to contribute to the success of immigrants in Canada.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked based on their CRS scores, and the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for permanent residence through regular invitation rounds. The CRS score determines which candidates will be invited to apply, and the number of points required for an invitation can vary from one round to the next.
The CRS is designed to be a flexible and responsive system. IRCC regularly updates the criteria and points awarded for each factor to target specific immigration goals and labour market needs.
Yes, you can bring your family with you to Canada through the Express Entry program. If you are approved for permanent residence through Express Entry, you can include your spouse or common-law partner and any dependent children on your application. Dependent children include natural or adopted children under the age of 22 who are not married or in a common-law relationship.
It’s important to note that your family members will also need to meet certain eligibility requirements, such as medical and security clearances, in order to be approved for permanent residence. You should also ensure that you have sufficient funds to support your family members after arriving in Canada.
If you are planning to bring your family with you to Canada through Express Entry, it’s a good idea to start gathering the necessary documentation and information as early as possible to ensure a smooth and efficient process.
If your Express Entry application is refused, you will receive a letter from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) explaining the reason for the refusal and any options you may have for appealing the decision or reapplying.
It’s important to note that decisions on Express Entry applications are final and cannot be appealed, except in very limited circumstances. However, you may be able to reapply for permanent residence through the Express Entry program if your circumstances have changed or if you believe you can provide new information that was not included in your previous application.
If your application is refused, it’s a good idea to seek advice from a qualified immigration lawyer to understand your options and the best way forward.
It is generally possible to work while your Express Entry application is being processed, but it depends on your specific circumstances.
If you are currently in Canada with a valid work permit or study permit, you are allowed to work or study while your Express Entry application is being processed. You should continue to comply with the conditions of your permit, such as the terms of your employment or your studies until a decision is made on your application.
If you are outside of Canada and do not have a valid work permit or study permit, you will not be able to work while your Express Entry application is being processed. However, if you are invited to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry program, you may be eligible to apply for a work permit while you wait for a decision on your permanent residence application.
It’s important to note that the rules and regulations related to working while your Express Entry application is being processed can change over time.
Yes, it is possible to apply for a work permit through the Express Entry program. If you are invited to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry, you may also be eligible to apply for a work permit while you wait for a decision on your permanent residence application.
To be eligible for a work permit through Express Entry, you must have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer and meet the other eligibility requirements for a work permit, such as meeting the necessary language requirements and having a valid passport.
It’s important to note that the rules and regulations related to work permits through Express Entry can change over time, so it’s a good idea to stay up to date on the latest requirements and guidelines.
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