Express Entry is the quick and reliable immigration program started by the government of Canada to bring skilled immigrants into Canada. This program replaces the previous point base immigration program which used to take years before a potential candidate could come to Canada. Express entry visa program is available for all major provinces in Canada. Provinces and territories can recruit candidates from the express entry pool through the provincial nominee program or also known as PNP to meet the local labor market needs. Apart from PNP, the program is also done by federal government and can be categorized into the following:
- Federal skilled worker program
- federal skilled trades program
- Canadian experience class
The process for express entry is simple. All you have to do is create express entry profile with your credentials including your skills, education, language abilities, work experience and other details. We recommend that you create your express profile through a professional immigration consultant to make sure no detailed is missed. Once you start the express entry profile, have 60 days to complete it. If you are not able to complete your profile within 60 days, your application is cancelled and you have to re-create your profile. Once you are in the express entry pool, you can start your job search by creating a job match account with job bank.
The government of Canada invite the highest-ranking candidates in the pool to apply for permanent residence. The ranking is attributed to several factors including your education, skills, work experience and other factors. Once your selected you are invited to apply for a permanent resident of Canada. This only happens once you are placed in a pool with others who are also eligible. You are given a rank based on your profile as discussed above. Once you are accepted in the express entry pool, it is time for you to gather all the supporting documents that you may need for your application for permanent residence. Once you get an invitation to apply, you can apply for permanent residence in Canada. After you receive an invitation, you have until 90 days to apply online for permanent residency. Within this period you must complete your application and submit all the copies of supporting documents such as police clearance certificate etc. once you submit all the required documents and complete your profile, your application is processed and you get the residency in less than six months. If there is any issue with your application or are not truthful in your profile, your application might be the refused or you may be found inadmissible. It is therefore recommended that you should always consult an immigration consultant who has a good experience and express entry visas.
If you have any question about your profile or express entry, please consult our experienced team of immigration consultants and the would be happy to help you. We make sure your application is correctly filed and you get your invitation at the earliest.