Immigration through the Canada Express Entry Program
Canada Express Entry is an immigration procedure that helps skilled workers get selected to work in Canada under the country’s Federal economic programs. Applicants should submit their online profile to the Canada Express Entry pool. The provincial government and Canadian employers look for the best candidates who are selected by the Canadian Federal government to apply for permanent residency. Provincial governments look to select candidates from the Canada Express Entry system via Provincial Nominee programs in order to fulfil the labour requirements of local markets.
There are three types of Federal economic immigration programs:
- the Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
- Canadian Experience Class.
There are two main steps in applying for Canada express Entry:
Online Canada Express Entry Profile
Interested candidates need to fill an online profile. It is a secure way of providing information regarding their work experience, education, language ability, skills and other important details that will help the Canada Immigration authorities assess them:
A candidate who meets the criteria of one of the aforementioned Canada Federal Immigration programs will get selected into a pool of potential candidates, If a candidate doesn’t have a job offer in hand which is recognised by the Labour Market Impact Assessment, then it is important to register with the Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. This is applicable for applicants who don’t possess a nomination from a territory or a province in Canada. Job banks help candidates connect with potential employers in Canada.
Invitation for Permanent residence
There is a point based system called Comprehensive Ranking System that ranks candidates against each other. Points are given to them according to the information mentioned in their profile. The candidates with the highest scores in the pool are invited to apply for permanent residence’. A candidate is awarded points for skills, experience job offer and provincial nomination. Once selected, a candidate gets 60 days to fill the online application for permanent residence; Candidates can remain in the pool for up to 13 months. If they don’t receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence during that time, then may submit a new profile.
The Canada Express Entry program doesn’t have any pre defined skill list the applicants can present their credentials irrespective of what profession they are working in.For the language eligibility you need to meet the minimum level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and need to pass the test conducted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) with the required level of reading, writing and speaking skills.