Express Entry is an Application Management system introduced by the Government of Canada from January 1, 2015, to process certain types of skilled Immigrants. Foreign nationals who are interested in applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are required to submit their Express of Interest in the Express Entry pool. There are regular rounds of invitations in each of the four categories whereby Eligible candidates are invited to apply for Permanent Residence. Currently, the following four classes of immigration applications are processed through Express Entry:
Federal Skilled Worker – Federal Program
Federal Skilled Trades Worker – Federal Program
Canadian Experience Class- Federal Program
Provincial Nomination of certain Provincial programs
Candidates need to fulfill the eligibility criteria of one of the above-mentioned classes.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool compete for points out of 1200. They are awarded points on the basis of certain individuals and combinations of skills. This points-based system is called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) which ranks candidates in the Express Entry Pool.
Candidates in Express Entry Pool get up to 600 points under the Core and up to 600 under the additional points. The core points are further divided into three subcategories:
Human Capital Factor
Spouse or Common law
Human Capital Factor 500
Points per factor with a spouse
Points per factor without a spouse
Language Skills (English and / Or French)
Canadian Work Experience
Spouse or Common Law Partner – 40
Language skills – English and / or French
Canadian Work Experience
EducationWith good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degreeWith Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree
Foreign work experienceWith good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experienceWith Canadian work experience and foreign work experience
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification
Additional Points – 600
Brother or sister living in Canada (citizen or permanent resident)
French language skills
Post-secondary education in Canada
Applicants who meet the Education for Express Entry, Age, and Experience criteria are required to fulfill the Pre-requisites before submitting the application for Express Entry. These include:
Language Proficiency Test
Degrees Evaluation from Canada
Proof of Language proficiency is a must for every applicant whosoever applies for Canadian Permanent Residence as a skilled worker. There is no exception for anyone even if you are from an English / French speaking country or have education from Canada or any other English-speaking country.
Your foreign qualifications, other than those awarded by Canadian Universities and colleges must have been awarded an equivalency before you apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR CANADIAN IMMIGRATION BY IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT (IRCC)
As a first step applicants are assessed for their eligibility in the said class of immigration.
After completion of the eligibility review, applicants and any accompanying family members are assessed for Admissibility as per the Canadian Immigration & Refugees Protection Act. The admissibility assessment process can take longer depending upon the country of origin of the applicant, country of Application, and several other factors. The seven factors that can make an applicant inadmissible from applying for Canadian Permanent Residence are:
Human or International Rights Violation
HOW TO APPLY for Express Entry
FREE ASSESSMENT: For a detailed assessment of your profile please submit our online assessment form.
Our Regulated Immigration Consultant Mr. Ahmad Junaid Salik-Member ICCRC # R509291 will review your profile and advise you according to your profile.
Eligible candidates are invited for a Zoom meeting with our consultant at which applicants get a chance to discuss their case at length.
Applicants are sent our retainer agreement
Upon receipt of the signed retainer agreement and the initial installment of the Professional fee, the client file is opened at our end.
The client is sent a link to our CRM in which the client can track all his records, payment, upload documents, actions performed by our team, and the progress of the client application.