What is Canada Express Entry and How it Works
Express Entry Canada is one of the system that manages all applications for Permanent Residence Visas under immigration programs for the Federal Government.
These Federal Immigration Programs are as follows:
- Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Canada Skilled Trades Worker Program
- Canada Experience Class
Canada’s provinces and territories will also have access to Express Entry System and hire the right candidate through their Canada Provincial Nominee Programs to meet the skill shortages in their region.
2 Steps of Canada Express Entry
Step 1. Create an online Express Entry Profile
Candidates need to complete an Online Express Entry profile first. Here, you will provide information about yourself such as your skills, your educational attainment, your work background, your English or French language ability and other details.
When you qualify for the criteria for one of the immigration programs mentioned above, your application will be put into the Express Entry Pool of Candidates.
For those who do not have any job offer from a Canadian employer that is supported by Labour market or a nomination from any province or territory of Canada, you must register with the ESDC or the Employment and Social Development Canada Job Bank. This job Bank will help you connect your application with eligible employers in the country.
For your Canadian job offer is going to be valid in the Express Entry and to gain points for it, your employer must get a LMIA from the ESDC.
Step 2. Invitation for Canada Permanent Residence
Candidates will be ranked depending on their qualifications seen on the Express Entry profile online using the points based system. It is a comprehensive type of ranking system which will base your scores depending on your qualifications.
Those candidate who scored the highest will be granted an Invitation to Apply. Most of the points are from the factors below:
- Canadian Job Offer, or
- Province or Territory nomination and or
- Your skills and work experiences
You can get extra additional points if you have the following:
- Job offer which is supported by the Labour Market
- A nomination from any provinces or territories of Canada
If you have scored high enough, you will be granted an Invitation to Apply and you will have 60 days to submit your supporting documents and an online application got Canadian Permanent Residence visa.
To avoid confusion about Canada Immigration through Express Entry, call Permits and Visas today and we will give you a Free Visa Assessment to know your eligibility and we will explain to you thoroughly the process.