Canada Express Entry is a new application management system which is electronically done for migration to Canada. It has launched on First Jan-2015 helps with the  processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs:the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs. Applicants make an ‘expression of interest’ in immigrating to Canada and, if they are qualified for at least one of the above mentioned programs, they then get in the Express Entry  pool. The federal  government and provincial government,  in addition to Canadian companies, are then able to choose prospects from this pool who will then get an ‘invitation to apply’ for migration to Canada under one of the programs. Express Entry intends to quickly track the processing of experienced immigrants considered more than likely to prosper in Canada.

How does Express Entry work?

Step 1

Potential applicants will require to be qualified under among the following federal economic immigration programs.

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC);
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC); or
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).

A part of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) is streamlined through Express Entry. However, prospects must be eligible under one of the three federal programs to go into the Express Entry pool.

Step 2

Eligible individuals may send an Expression of Interest (EOI). This EOI will be examined and provided a ranking rating.

The ranking rating for Express Entry is based upon the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Under the CRS, prospects are designated a score out of 1,200 utilised to rank federal economic prospects for immigration to Canada. Prospects can enhance their rank, and therefore increase their chances of getting an Invitation to Apply  (ITA), by taking actions to improve their CRS score.

The CRS is not a selection criteria. It is a ranking system for prospects who are eligible under the FSWC, CEC, or FSTC.

The SCRS score is utilised as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. It is developed to project a candidate’s likelihood of being economically successful in Canada. It ranks various candidates based upon their profession and educational history, language skills, and whether they have currently gotten a qualifying job offer or provincial nomination in Canada, among various other factors.

Those prospects with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), or qualifying job offer, are eligible for either 50 or 200 bonus offer points in the CRS. Provincial candidates can receive 6oo bonus offer points.

Qualifying job offers used to receive 600 points likewise; however this was changed in the Express Entry modifications of November 2016.

Step 3

Prospects without a job offer or a provincial nomination might then sign up in the Canada Job Bank; a free public resource utilised to assist Canadian employers in identifying and choosing workers having the skills they require. This action used to be mandatory, however, ended up being voluntary in June 2017.

Step 4

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) perform Express Entry draws at regular intervals (generally every two weeks). In these Express Entry draw, candidates above a specific rank are welcomed to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Welcomed prospects are given 60 days to send an online application for permanent residence, including all supporting documents.

Step 5

Prospects in the pool who have not yet been chosen can enhance their Express Entry profile and rating. Examples consist of increased language ratings, educational credentials evaluations, adding extra work experience, and acquiring a qualifying job offer or a provincial nomination.