Canada Express Entry

How does Canada Express Entry Work

Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence in  Canada. Express Entry is used under the following federal economic immigration programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
  3. Canadian Experience Class

So, here’s how Canada Express Entry works

Create an online Express Entry profile.

If you come to Canada on Canadian Work Permit or a Canada Visa or any type of Permits and Visas, your first step should be to become a candidate in the Express Entry pool. Potential candidates will have to create an online Express Entry profile as it is a secure form through which they will have to provide information about their work experience, skills, education, language ability and any other details that will help us assess them. Those who meet the criteria will be easily accepted into a group of candidates.

The highest-ranking candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residence.

Candidates will be ranked in the group using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System in which the points are awarded using the information provided by them in their profile.

Candidates with the highest scores will be issued an Invitation to Apply. The candidates will be awarded points for a job offer, skills and experience factors or any nominations from a province or territory.

These additional points make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply for next round of invitations and when someone is invited to apply, they have 55-60 days to submit an online application for permanent residence.

Candidates may stay in the pool for up to 10-12 months and when they don’t get the Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 10-12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may create & submit a new profile.

If they still meet the given criteria, they are free to re-enter the pool as it prevents backlogs & ensures quick processing times.

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