Canada Express Entry Explained in Simple Terms

by Nationwide V. Visa Consultant

Great career opportunities paired with social benefits that include free medical care, free school education for children, robust law protection, etc. make Canada one of the best immigration destinations in the world. People from across the world apply for moving to Canada on Permanent Resident (PR) Visa in numbers running into millions every year. Among the various immigration programs that you can choose from for your Canada immigration, the Canada PR Express Entry program is the most popular pathway. The skill-driven immigration program allows skilled candidates to move to Canada as skilled workers on the Canada PR Visa. PR Visa allows a candidate to settle in Canada for a period of 5 years. PR Visa holders can apply to become Canadian citizens after living in the country for 3 years.

Express Entry program introduced in 2015, issued as many as almost 90,000 invitations to apply (ITA) for Canada PR Visa in 2018.

Let us now understand the Express Entry program. Express Entry is an economic immigration program that accepts applications for the following 3 categories:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program

  • Canadian Experience Class

Among the 3 categories, the Federal Skilled Worker Program is the most popular as the maximum number of foreign nationals seeking to enter Canada as skilled workers. Given the popularity of this particular category, all of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) have at least one Express Entry linked stream aimed at facilitating the migration of skilled workers.

In order to be considered for the Express Entry program, the first requirement is the creation of your Express Entry profile that allows you access to the Express Entry pool of eligible candidates. Following are the steps that you need to follow to create your Express Entry profile for your Express Entry to Canada:

1: Take your language test.

2: Get an Education Credential Assessment for your foreign education, applicable to Foreign Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) only.

3: Find the National Occupation Classification (NOC) code for your occupation.

4: Now, you need to check your eligibility for immigration under the Express Entry program. This can be done online by answering the relevant questionnaire. You will get a personal reference code after answering the questionnaire.

5: After following the steps above, you can create your Express Entry profile.

You will be required to provide the following information in your Express Entry profile:

  • Identity details

  • Contact Information

  • A detailed account of your educational history

  • A detailed account of your work experience

  • Language proficiency

  • Age

  • Chances of adaptability to life in Canada

  • Family-related information

  • Information about your spouse or common-law partner

  • List of your dependents who will be moving with you

For successfully completing your Express Entry profile, you must also have:

  • Your passport or travel document

  • The code and title of the occupation that best describes your work experience as stated in the National Occupation Classification (NOC) Database.

  • Language test results.

  • Foreign Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) result, if required.

  • Copy of written job offer from a Canadian employer, if you have been offered one.

  • Proof of provincial nomination for permanent residence, if you have received a provincial nomination.

  • Personal reference code from the official online eligibility verification tool. All applicants are given a reference code after the successful use of the tool.

For FSWP, you have to be eligible as per the 67-points system which gives points to candidates basis the factors such as age, education, work experience, etc. Out of 100, you will be required to score a minimum 67 points to be eligible for FSWP. Take advantage of our 67-points calculator to check your eligibility.

Once you get access to the Express Entry pool with your Express Entry profile. The ranking system that you have to follow is the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The system has a maximum 1200 points, out of which the highest-ranking candidates are issued an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canada Permanent Resident (PR) Visa. For ranking the candidates, the factors considered are the same as the 67-points system, these are:

  • Age

  • Level of education

  • Language proficiency in English and French

  • Work experience in Canada and outside

  • Job offer from a Canadian employer

  • Adaptability (few additional factors)

As you can see, Canada PR Express Entry isn’t after all as complicated as some people might make you believe. If you still have any doubts or concerns in this regard, we are available for making your express entry to Canada possible in the least amount of time as possible. We have a team of immigration experts who have years of experience in helping people move to Canada on PR Visa. Stop thinking and act now, dial us at +91 92 92 92 92 81  or visit us at Nationwide visas for a free consultation on your best pathway to Canada.

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