Canada Express Entry
Express Entry is a system to organize and process applications for people who wish to immigrate to Canada and acquire Canadian permanent residence. Express Entry is used to process the majority of Canadian immigration applications for skilled and qualified workers who want to come to Canada.
Express Entry is an application management system for three major Canadian economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
If you are eligible to apply to any of these programs, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), often referred to as a profile, to the Express Entry system.
Once your profile is submitted, you are automatically assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
To sum up, once the online application is received it goes through the following steps: –
◾ Candidates create an Express Entry profile identifying their skills and qualifications in an online resume. The profile is then ranked against other applicants based on various factors that indicate that the candidate will be an asset to the Canadian workforce.
◾ Those applicants that do not have a Canadian job offer from an employer will need to register themselves at the Canada Job Bank site”. It should be optional, as the requirement of getting oneself register at Job banks is optional now.
◾ If an application is selected, the applicant will be issued an Invitation to Apply to which he/she needs to respond within 60 days’ time to qualify for permanent residence.
After the candidate has received an Invitation To Apply and has applied for Permanent Residency, the applicant will get the Permanent Residency Visa within 6 months.