The express entry program had been introduced in January 2015. Skilled workers who want to migrate to Canada can apply under the Federal skilled worker program without a job offer. In the federal skilled worker program, skills are assessed by education, work experience, language ability, and other factors. The federal government aims for those applicants who have a high skill level which can be classified according to Canadian standards.

Express Entry Program is one of the fastest programs of Immigration. It’s an online application program that runs on a point-based system. The candidates are provided Invitations to Apply through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The highest scoring profiles are selected from Express Entry Pool with respect to the CRS cut-off.

To be eligible for Express Entry application, the candidate must have:
  • A score of 67 from a 100 point-grid system which is based on core factors i.e. the Six Selection Factors that are Age, Education, Work Experience, Language ability, Blood relative, Spouse Language ability, and Adaptability.
  • Once eligible in the 100 point-grid, the candidate becomes eligible to lodge an Expression of Interest in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) pool which is 1200 point pool.
  • A valid Education Credential Assessment from an authorized assessing body of Canada.
  • A valid Language test with a minimum score of CLB level 7.
  • A minimum of 1 year of work experience in the last 10 years.
  • Sufficient proof of funds.
  • Medical and Police clearance.
  • Arranged Employment (Optional)
  • Provincial Nomination (Optional)

Application Process:

If the candidate meets all desired requirements, the Federal government‘s Electronic platform allows an individual to create their online application which would be valid for 12 months.

The online application portal is also called CRS (Comprehensive ranking system). It is a 1200 points based process, which is divided into 2 parts as below:

  • Up to 600 CRS Score: Individuals can claim points by Human capital like Age, credential assessment, Professional exposure, Spouse or common-law partner, Language test, and Academics.
  • Additional 600 CRS points: an individual can claim from province or state nomination, Canadian Degree or diploma, valid LMIA Job Offer, French Language ability.

The Canadian government has designed a point-based system that gives a ranking score to each candidate who has a valid profile in the federal pool system (Express Entry Pool System). Approximately every 2 weeks, a draw is conducted wherein ITAs (Invitation to apply) for permanent residency are issued to the highest Scoring Candidates.

Once ITA is received, the applicant has to submit an online application in 60 days on Federal Portal. The government will further analyse the application and decide if an individual can become a permanent resident. During this process, an individual would be required to produce positive medical test reports along with a clear criminal record check.

Irrespective of the applicant’s eligibility with respect to the requirement, IRCC does not provide assurance of issuing an invitation to Apply.

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