EXPRESS ENTRY TO CANADA
AN OVERVIEW OF CANADA Express Entry VISA
Canadian immigration department has introduced a new Express Entry Visa system that makes it easier and faster to get immigration visa, based on a few criteria related to federal Skilled Worker Program, the federal skilled trades program or the Canadian Experience Class. However, it is not to be confused with a regular citizenship, PR and immigration process. In order to know the vital differences you can contact us and our representative will be happy to explain whether you qualify after a brief assessment. This new electronic system will come into effect from January 2015. There is no deadline and there is no limit to the number of applicants under these criteria. In a way it simplifies the process since an applicant will need to make an online application. If, after scrutiny it is found that candidates are eligible, they receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence and submit it within 60 days. Draws for eligible candidates will be held at regular intervals.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Candidates submit an online Express Entry Profile form, submitting information about skills, work experience, language ability, education and relevant details for assessment. Those invited to apply for permanent residence may be required to register with a suitable Job Bank and make efforts to find a job. Only highest ranking candidates as per immigration criteria will be invited to apply for permanent residence. Those with job offers and the required skills are graded higher. It takes six months for the Express Entry application to be processed and candidates may keep their name in the pool for a year after which they can update their profiles.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU APPLY?
People considering immigration to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program or the Canadian Experience Class program are required to apply first for the Express Entry and submit the online form. Only if they are found eligible will the Canadian government invite them to apply for a permanent residence visa under any of these three categories. Prospective candidates must take a language test, keep ready their educational credentials and get them assessed and select the skill type under the Canada’s job classification system. Eligible candidates are ranked and their named put in a pool from which lots are drawn to send invitations for permanent residence.
On paper it sounds simple but there are several intricacies. We have in-depth knowledge about the skills that rank higher and assessment methods. As such we are the best guide to help you prepare for the express entry system and submit the online form in a way that will increase your chances of gaining a better rank for an early call. Get in touch with us to learn more about how you can benefit from our help. We review your documents, recommend taking steps to improve scores and even help get job offers that will raise your rankings, in addition to a lot more. Just get in touch with us.
UNDER FOLLOWING PROGRAM SKILLED PROFESSIONALS WILL BE ABLE TO FILE THEIR PERMANENT RESIDENCY VISA IN CANADA.
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Unlimited number of applicants will be able to apply and quality will play a significantly more important role.
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) *provinces(except Quebec & Nunavut) will actively participate in nominating the skilled professionals as per their local skills shortages.
The Express Entry program will be a point based visa. Those who score more will have a chance to get invitation first in place of first come, first serve basis and followed by Expression of Interest where professionals can present themselves and explain their case to Canadian Govt. that how their skill set is better than anyone else to full fill the country’s skilled labor shortage.
Express Entry already has set out procedures to prevent backlogs. If an applicant has not received an invitation after submitting their Expression of interest to apply for Canada permanent residency after one year, their application will be removed from the system and the applicant will get a chance to re-apply with a new application that reflects their skills and qualifications in a better manner. The federal government expects that applications will be processed within six months only.
(Preference will be given to those who have the Canadian work experience and/or have been nominated by a Canadian province or have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer neither those who receive the job offer form a Canadian employer nor a state nomination might also be invited to apply by the Canadian Govt. depending upon their ranking in the pool of candidates).
SELECTION CRITERIA WILL BE AS FOLLOW . (MAX RANK SCORE 1200)
- Relevant employment experience
- Knowledge of English/French
- Job offer
- State nomination
- Canadian experience
- Spouse Adability (Qualification + Knowledge in English/French.
Professional who were unable to file their application under Federal Skilled Worker 2014 program can file their application under Jan 2015 Express Entry Program, but if an applicant waits for a program to open or for the eligibility list to be announced, which usually happens a few days before the program opens, the applicant may have been too late to take a language test, have their credentials assessed and collect documents to file their application timely under express entry program.
To achieve your goal, we would like to become your immigration consultant to guide & present your file in the best possible way so that no hurdle arises while processing your case under express entry program.