Canada Express Entry Process in 2021

What is Canada’s Express Entry System?

Express Entry is one of the most popular ways through which Canada welcomes economic class migrants. Accepting through the express entry system is a two-stage process. At first, candidates must fulfill the basic eligibility criteria under one of the three skilled immigration programs. Prospective immigrants upload their profiles into the portal and get a comprehensive ranking system score based on age, work experience, language skills, education, arranged employment, provincial nomination, and other adaptability factors.

In the second stage, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) holds an immigration draw granting invitations to candidates with the highest CRS scores. IRCC conducts these draws in every two weeks. Once you get an ITA, you may submit a complete application for permanent residency in Canada within 90 calendar days of receiving.

The federal government processes PR applications within 6 months.

Major Factors for Express Entry System

The Express Entry system evaluates the following factors to select applicants:

  • Level of skills
  • Education
  • Language ability
  • Work experience
  • Other factors

The chances of selecting under the express entry system and getting a higher comprehensive ranking system scores multiplies if the candidate has any of the following:

  • Multiple degree/diplomas/certificates from Canadian institutions
  • Higher English language skills
  • Having a valid job offer from a Canadian employer
  • Provincial nomination
  • Other factors

To apply for express entry, a candidate must be eligible under one of the following immigration pathways:

  • Federal skilled worker
  • Federal skilled trade worker
  • Canadian experience class

How the Express Entry System Works?

Express Entry is an online system that IRCC uses to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

Step 1: Check your eligibility

In this step, you may either answer a range of questions mentioned on the portal or read the eligibility requirements for each program.

Step 2: Gather your documents

You need a range of documents while creating an expressing entry profile, including language test results, education credential assessment report, and other supporting documents to prove that you are eligible for the immigration program.

Step 3: Submit your profile

Express Entry profile feeds all information about the applicant. If you are eligible, you will be accepted into the pool of candidates.

You’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a point-based system. Your score is based on the information in your profile.

Step 4: Get an invitation and apply for permanent residence

IRCC holds immigration draws in every two weeks of a month. Invitations to apply are sent to the highest ranking candidates in the pool. If you receive an ITA, you’ll have 90 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

IRCC processes most complete applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less.

What documents are required to create an express entry profile?

  • Copy of a valid passport or travel document
  • Language test results
  • Proof of Canadian education or an educational credential assessment report for immigration if:
    • You are applying through the Federal Skilled Workers Program, or
    • You want to gain points for the education you got outside Canada.
  • Provincial nomination certificate (if you have)
  • Writer job offer from an employer in Canada
  • Proof of funds
  • Police certificates and medical test report
  • marriage certificate
    • required if you’ve declared your marital status as “married”
  • divorce certificate and legal separation agreement
    • required if you’ve declared your marital status as “divorced”
  • death certificate
    • required if you’ve declared your marital status as “widowed”

Comprehensive ranking system: how it works?

Total number of points available for comprehensive ranking system is 1,200. The system is further divided into three parts:

  • Core human capital (skills and experience) – maximum 500 points
  • Skills transferability- maximum 100 points
  • Additional factors- maximum 600 points

For single applicants, the break-up of the points is given below:

  • Core human capital- maximum 500 points
  • Skills transferability- maximum 100 points
  • Job offer- maximum 200 points
  • Provincial nomination- 600 points

For applicants with an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, the breakup of the points is given below:

  • Core human capital of the primary applicant- maximum 460 points
  • Core human capital of spouse- maximum 40 points
  • Skills transferability- Maximum 100 points
  • Provincial nomination- 600 points

Express Entry Processing time from India

IRCC processes most Canada PR visa applications within six months or less. How quickly your application processes depend a lot on how accurate and complete your documents are. Therefore, we always advise our clients to file the application correctly and ensure timely submission of all documents.

To know more information, you can connect with us on (+91) 859 533 8595 or drop an email at [email protected]. We will provide your evaluation results and chart out the best Canada immigration pathway for you.

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