Canada is one of the most blessed countries that opens a lot of opportunities to foreigners all over the world.
For students, there are lots of scholarship opportunities for them. Also, these schools are foreigner-friendly. They do not act like racist or differentiate their citizens from foreigners.
Also, as a worker, there are lots of job opportunities for you too.
If you are a skilled worker looking to immigrate to Canada for the new year.
Then getting up to date with the Express Entry program is a good idea.
What Is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an online system used by the Canadian government to organize and process applications for skilled workers who wish to immigrate to Canada and acquire Canadian permanent residence status.
The system manages three main federal economic programs:
-Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
-Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
-Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The Express Entry program is Canada’s way of attracting the best and brightest around the world into its borders.
For skilled workers looking to permanently settle in the nation, the program can provide you with a more streamlined way to get into the country.
Express Entry is the fastest and most popular pathway to permanent residence for immigrants seeking a new life in Canada.
Canada welcomes around 110,000 skilled workers through the Express Entry system each year.
A major benefit of Express Entry is its dynamic and quick nature. You can successfully obtain an invitation to apply for permanent residence within just days of submitting a completed profile assuming that you are one of the highest-ranking candidates.
If you are one of these lucky individuals, the federal government will aim to process your permanent residence application within six months of you submitting it.
Express Entry Eligibility
Individuals with university or college degrees, skilled work experience and moderate proficiency in English and/or French are ideal Express Entry candidates.
To submit a profile through the Express Entry system, candidates must also meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three federal programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
What Are The Requirements For Express Entry?
To be eligible to apply to Express Entry as a skilled worker, you must have:
-Completed post-secondary education that is assessed against Canadian standards with an Education Credential Assessment
-Have at least one year, in the last 10 years of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation
-Be able to demonstrate on an approved language test a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) seven in either English or French
These are the minimum requirements to apply to Canada’s Express Entry system as a skilled worker.
Meeting these requirements doesn’t mean you will receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Candidates with stronger profiles will always be selected over candidates that simply meet the minimum requirement.
How Do I Know if I Qualify?
If you’re wondering whether your work experience qualifies you for the program, you’ll need to take a look at the Canadian “National Occupational Classification”, or NOC.
Generally though, if you’ve held a managerial position, a job that requires a degree, or one that required an apprenticeship, then you’ll likely meet this requirement.
You are also going to need to provide proof of both your education and financial means to cover your stay.
Your financial means can be proven either through proof of funds, like a bank statement, or a valid job offer.
Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be assigned a score by the Comprehensive Ranking System, or CRS, and this score helps determine whether you’ll be sent an ITA.
Steps To Follow For Application And How It Works:
Step 1: Find Out If You Are Eligible.
Step 2: Check Your Score.
If you’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit your profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS is a points-based system we use to assess and score your profile and
rank it in the Express Entry pool.
To be invited, you need to have a score above the minimum points score for your round of invitations.
Step 3: Get Your Documents Ready.
If you decide to fill out a profile, you’ll need documents, such as language test results, to show you’re eligible for Express Entry.
Step 4: Fill Out Your Profile.
Your Express Entry profile is submitted and If you’re eligible, we’ll accept you into our pool of candidates and give you a CRS score.
Step 5: Get An Invitation And Apply.
Invitations to apply are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool.
If invited, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application.
Most complete applications with all supporting documents will be processed in 6 months or less.
Note: Once you’ve filled out your profile, you can submit it online.
They will reach out to let you know which immigration program you’re eligible for under Express Entry.