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Express Entry is basically a system in place used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for the selection of Candidates eligible for immigration to Canada based on the following economic Immigration programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Class( formerly known as Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly known as Federal Skilled Trade Program)
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • A part of the Provincial Nominee Program

The Express Entry and its Process

Eligibility Test
The first thing is to determine eligibility for one of these programs. Doing so requires that a Candidate completes our free assessment form. Our team will review the completed form and the candidate will be informed as soon as possible whether he or she is eligible to enter the Express Entry pool.
A qualified candidate can move on to the next phase in the process.
However, if a candidate is ineligible, improvement of skills, work experience, language ability, and education credentials may reverse the status. Eligibility for one of the federal economic immigration programs is the first step toward immigrating to Canada when Express Entry is considered as an option.

Complete an Express Entry profile

Eligible candidates must make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online profile. Such candidates will provide information about skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other personal information.
Candidates who meet the criteria will be in a pool of candidate ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System. Such a candidate is required to register will Canada’s Job Bank if there is no valid job offer from a Canadian employer or provincial nomination.
Proving false information could disqualify an applicant from re-entering the pool for a number of years, so accurate information is absolutely vital.

Improve Your Profile And Ranking

The Comprehensive Ranking system ranks candidates under the following components:
  • Core human capital factors 
  • Common-law partner factors or accompanying spouse
  • Factors based on skill transferability
  • Factors in line with the provincial nomination or an arranged employment with a qualifying offer
The Canadian government select a candidate from the Entry pool based on the Comprehensive Ranking System, having a total of 1200 points. Improvement in ranking by candidates helps them to maximize their chances for receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

Apply and Submit Your Application for Permanent Residence After the Invitation

The Canadian government and provincial Government and the Canadian employers select new candidates from Express Entry pool with highest ranking candidates (those with best chances for economic success) and the those with valid job offers or provincial nomination invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. A 60-day period is allotted for submission of an electronic application for permanent residence, with a six month processing time period from the date of submission by CIC.
Within the time frame allowed, it is important that candidates complete all necessary forms and submit supporting documents. Upon the completion of the process, successful applicants with their dependents will arrive in Canada as permanent residents.
Candidates who do not receive any Invitation to Apply for permanent in Canada after 12-months and are in the Entry pool can resubmit their profile and re-enter as long as they still meet the criteria of at least one of the economic immigration programs.

Preparing for Express Entry

  • Language exams preparation
  • IELTS Preparation Online Course – Engage in preparation and get results that allow immigrating to Canada.
  • French language testing, with the following inclusive; Test d’évaluation du français (TEF), and the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF), Test de connaissance du français (TCF)
  • Assessment of foreign credential according to the Canadian standard
  • Get familiar with the Comprehensive ranking System and make use of the CRS calculator tool.
  • Sort out any medical inadmissibility or criminal inadmissibility issue
  • Browse through the available Provincial Nominee Programs having an enhanced stream in line with Express Entry
  • Search for jobs all across Canada using the Canada Visa Search Job tool