The Government of Canada has opened the doors of possibilities for aspiring immigrants through the Canadian Express Entry Program. It was introduced on 1st January 2015 and it has helped in filling the gaps by allowing the entry of Skilled Migrants to Canada. The program is one of the most popular pathways for Canadian Immigration in 2019 via applying to Permanent Resident Visa.
This mode of obtaining Permanent Resident (PR) Status is a two-way road, which helps the economy of the country and also lucratively helps the immigrants. The scrutiny of the candidature is based on the point basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and the eligible candidates are allotted a PR Status.
The Permanent Residency status of the Canadian Government is sought by two pathways - Express Entry Program and Provincial Nominee Program(PNP). The PR Status in both the cases is provided for five years and it is a family visa. With the PR Status immigrant is allotted with rights and freedom equal to the full Canadian citizen. While Express Entry allocates the right to settle anywhere in the country, the PNP grants the PR status for a particular province only.
The Comprehensive Ranking System appoints rankings to prospective immigrants and provides both employers and employees with a clear view of immigration through all stages.
To be eligible to apply for Canada Express Entry program in 2019, the candidate need to comply eligibility criteria of any one the three streams under the system.
These three popular streams under Express Entry System are:
Any Skilled Worker can apply to Canada as a Permanent Resident under this program if :
A minimum eligibility score of 67 points must be achieved invited to apply for Permanent Resident Visa.
Comprehensive ranking system (CRS) is a benchmark for Express Entry Eligibility. Express Entry is a point-based system which evaluates applicant’s proficiency in terms of various personal factors. CRS system intakes these factors or credentials such as age, educational qualification, work experience, English French language ability, etc. and gives out points accordingly. Maximum points you can earn on your credentials are:
Total CRS 1200 = Core Human factor (500)+ Skills Transferability (100)+ Additional Factors (600)
Citizenship immigration Canada (CIC) sends invitations to apply to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool via regular draws called Express Entry Draws. If you are invited, you can apply for your PR visa and immigrate as a permanent resident.
Express Entry is a systematic process with cleanly defined steps. Following are the steps involved in filing your Canada Express Entry application :