Canada Express Entry Immigration
Canadian Federal Government in January 2015 replaced its old immigration process of “first come, first served” with the “Canada Express Entry”. Rather than just being an immigration program, Express Entry actually is an online portal created with a purpose to receive and manage the intake of Canada’s immigration applications.
How does Express Entry works?
Eligible candidates are allowed to submit an online profile which is also known as Expression of Interest, under one of 3 federal Canada immigration program, or participating in provincial nomination programs, to the Express Entry Pool.
Under a point based system also known as comprehensive ranking system (CRS) candidates’ profiles are ranked against each other. According to this system, highly ranked candidates are considered for an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Points are scored based on core factors such as age, education, and work experience and language ability. Significant points are also given to a qualified job offer and provincial nomination.
Candidates who receive an invitation to apply must quickly submit a full application along with the processing fees within a period of 60-days.It just takes 6 months to process an application for permanent residence under express entry.
Some advantages of Express Entry are as follow:
- It provides the ability to alter the program quickly and efficiently based on economic needs of Canada.
- It better aligns Canada’s immigration intake with labor market requirements.
- While in the pool candidates can improve their score to achieve an invitation to apply.
- Offers a realist picture of candidate’s Canada immigration prospects.
- It gives government of Canada the more flexibility to immigration matters through CRS changes and program specific draws.
- It has also dramatically reduced the processing time by prioritizing those who are more likely to be successful.
Programs covered by Express Entry
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal skilled Trader program
- Canada Experience Class
- Select Stream Under Provincial Nominee Programs