Canada introduced the Express Entry system in January 2015, to streamline the immigration process and attract more skilled workers to Canada. Canada is known for its stunning landscapes, thriving economy, and welcoming society, making it a dream destination for many immigrants around the world. This revolutionary program until now 2023 has since become the most popular pathway to Canadian permanent residency for skilled workers and for their family members. In this blog, we will delve into the details of the Canada Express Entry system, how it works, and why it’s a game-changer for those seeking a bright future.
What is Canada Express Entry?
Canada Express Entry system is an online immigration application management system, it is designed to select skilled workers to become permanent residents of Canada. The process and selection is a points-based system that assesses applicants based on various factors, including age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. The program covers three main federal economic immigration categories:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
How does the Express Entry system work?
The Express Entry process follows a step-by-step approach:
Create an Express Entry Profile: Potential immigrants interested in the program should create an online profile outlining their qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and other relevant details. Based on this, candidates are assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which determines their rank in the Express Entry pool.
Ranking in the Express Entry Pool: Applicants are ranked based on their CRS score against each other. Factors that contribute to a higher CRS score include higher education, language proficiency in English and/or French, work experience, and/or a job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination.
Regular Draws and Invitations to Apply (ITA): There are regular draws from the Express Entry pool by the Canadian government. Candidates with the highest CRS scores receive Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada. Once an ITA is received, applicants have to submit a complete application for permanent residency in 90 days.
Permanent Residency Application: Candidates who receive an ITA must submit a complete application within the given time frame, including medical and police clearances. Once the application is reviewed and approved, the candidate and their immediate family members become Canadian permanent residents.
The Canada Express Entry system has revolutionized the entire immigration process, making it more efficient, accessible, and responsive to the country’s economic needs. This system offers a streamlined pathway to Canadian permanent residency. As Canada continues to welcome talented individuals who contribute to the nation’s growth and prosperity, Express Entry remains a shining example of Canada’s commitment to building a diverse and prosperous future for all immigrants.