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Express Entry (EE)

How do we explain Express Entry (EE)?

The EE (Express Entry) system has three stage active immigration process whereby

  • 1. Interested candidates have to submit an express entry online form.
  • 2. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assesses these potential candidates against specific eligibility criteria. Potential candidates who are deemed to have met the eligibility criteria are then entered into a pool with other eligible candidates.
  • 3. Essential criteria stated by the government and also by some Canadian employers has to be matched by the profiles of the candidates to get an invitation to apply (ITA). For the application of the permanent residency this invitation is important to be received.

Prerequisite to complete an online Express Entry Profile

  • Education
  • Language ability
  • Skills work experience

More details will help in better eligibility assessment.

Comprehensive Ranking System

Online registered candidates will be ranked against one another under the Comprehensive Ranking System based on the various factors mentioned above.

Candidates will get additional points if they have arranged any of the mentioned below:

  • Employment job offer
  • Provincial nomination
  • Canadian post-secondary education

All candidates in the express entry pool will be granted points (maximum of 1200) by taking into consideration the following factors:

  • Work and Skills experience (500 points*)
  • Common-law partner factors or Spouse (such as their language skills and education (40 additional points* but still a maximum of 500 points only)
  • Skills transferability (including work experience and education that, when combined, improve  his or her chances of being employed, and earning a higher wages100 points*)
  • Extra 600 points for those with a nomination from a province or territory, Arranged Employment or Canadian post-secondary education
  • For the principal candidate, the point allocations breakdown is as follows (these points include amendments which were made to the Express entry CRS on 2016/11/19)

Although, a candidate can collect some extra points for a spouse/partner but these points can not exceed his or her score limit.

Once a candidate receives an ITA, they will then have 60 days to file their application for permanent residency.

Candidates need to arrange Employment or PNP Nominations

Candidates must have to register with Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Job Bank. If a candidate does not have an employment job offer or a nomination from a province or territory. then he/she is encouraged and is required to promote him/her selves on the Job Bank as well as in other relevant ways, such as recruiters, job boards, etc. (Job Bank advertising will help to connect the express entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada.)

The Labour Market Impact Assessment process and provincial/territorial nomination is no different under the express entry regime as the focus remains upon ensuring that the employers make efforts to hire Canadians for the available positions, as well as facilitate provinces/territories’ ability to meet their specific labour market requirements.

ITA & Express Entry Draws

After ranking the potential candidates, IRCC will organize draws and invite selected candidates to submit a fully complete application for permanent residency (ITA). A minimum CRS score is set based upon Inventory of each draw.

For more details on the Express Entry or to determine your eligibility, kindly contact CPRP today !

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