Immigration: Express Entry
“Express Entry” is a dream come true for those wishing to immigrate to Canada. Deemed as a paradise for new immigrants, Canada has become of the best places in the world to assimilate populations from varied cultural backgrounds. Canadian people are dynamic, diversified and always ready to accept people from diverse social and cultural history. Express Entry program aims to respond of prospective immigrants who wanted a quick and easy way to immigrate to Canada and start a new life. This is an “expression of interest”. The program not only quickens the processing time of the immigration file but also includes far wider range of occupations and trade in order to become more inclusive and expansive. It is hoped that this program will become of the popular program amongst the economic class applicants vying for Canada.
Details of the Program
Express entry is a model whereby you can apply for immigration to Canada under certain selected economic programs, the applications under which are processed by the Canadian immigration office on a priority basis. The selected economic programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class Program and Federal Skilled Trades Program have specific criteria to evaluate the candidate’s skills, work experience and potential. If the applicants qualify under these programs and prove their credentials along with verifiable documents, they are give precedence in the selection process. The evaluation criterion is based on reviewing if the applicant has the capability and drive to settle in Canada and contribute significantly to its economic growth. The applicant has to establish that he/she has the valid education, training and work experience of the eligible skill, language ability and adaptability in order to get selected under this program.
- Submit an Online Application – The first step includes creating an online profile outlining their personal details like phone number and address, work experience, training acquired for perfecting the eligible skill, language proficiency and other details as asked. You should have a valid job offer as per the specified norms to apply. In case, you do not have an arranged employment, it is advised to apply to Canada’s Job Bank which is platform for the Canadian employers looking for prospective skilled employees. The application filing process is one of the most significant steps in the whole enterprise and has to be done with utmost care. The applicant must fill the document complete, attach all necessary and valid documents, and also ensure that this is done with complete sincerity and honesty.
- Apply for Permanent Residency (PR) – Your application once submitted will be available to both federal and provincial governments of Canada and to the Canadian employees under an Express Entry pool, who will then review your application on the basis of age, education, work experience, training, language ability etc and give you points as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). You will be selected on all of the above as well as on the basis of your potential to become economically self-sufficient in Canada. Once you receive a nomination under a provincial program by the provincial government, or a job offer by a Canadian employee, you will receive an invitation to apply online for Canadian permanent status visa. You will have to apply within 60 days of receiving the invitation. As per the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) norms, the applications under these programs have to be processed within 6 months from the date of submission. The applicants simply have to ensure that the application is complete and all valid verifiable documents are submitted as required. The application must also be filled honestly so that there are chances of getting rejection during the inquiry stage. Applicants who fail to receive the invitation to apply for the permanent resident status visa, may submit their application again if they are eligible under the norms of any of the given programs.
Benefits of the Express Entry Model
- There are no constraints of eligible skills under this model. Skilled workers from across various trades and occupations can apply for immigration to Canada.
- Since there is no limit so as to how many applications will be processed in one go, the applicants can freely submit their applications without bothering about the application caps. This has given the applicants a comfort space where there applications will not remain ignored in the pool.