Express Entry Program

Express Entry Program

Express Entry (EE) is an online system for immigration applications, providing individuals the opportunity to submit their profiles for consideration as skilled immigrants. The selection process prioritizes candidates with the highest rankings, who are subsequently invited to apply for permanent residency. The Express Entry Program was introduced by the Canadian Government in 2015 to tackle the skilled labor shortage in Canada. The old Canada Immigration System was slow and had a lot of backlogs. The sole purpose of the new system is to immigrate skilled professionals in a faster way. The Express Entry system has now become the most popular immigration system globally.

How to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry?

There are three immigration programs under Express Entry

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

To get a Canada PR from India, you have to do the following steps:

  1. Check your eligibility
  2. Check your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score
  3. Get your documents ready (language test results, job offer, etc.)
  4. Fill out your express entry profile

If you have the minimum CRS score required an invitation to apply will be sent by the Canada government.

You can contact our counsellors to clear your doubts and queries.

Immigration programs under the Express Entry System

The Federal Skilled Workers program

The Federal Skilled Workers program allows candidates with foreign work experience to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

To be eligible for the program, candidates must meet a minimum points requirement based on factors such as work experience, language ability, and education. Applicants with the most competitive CRS scores will receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program

The Federal Skilled Trades Program is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada based on their qualifications in a skilled trade.

To be eligible for the program, a candidate must have at least two years of full-time work experience in a skilled trade (or an equal amount in part-time). This experience must have been obtained within the previous 5 years and only considers work experience obtained after an individual has been granted the certification to practice the trade in their country of residence.

Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents. Work experience earned during Post Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) is also considered.

To be eligible for the program, a candidate must have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equivalent amount of part-time), skilled work experience in Canada. The Canadian work experience must have been acquired within the previous three years from the date of the application.

Eligibility Criteria for Express Entry

Eligibility for express entry is based on the CRS score. The factors that are considered for the CRS score include:

  • Age
  • Education level
  • Proficiency in English & French (French is optional except for certain provinces)
  • Work experience & skills
  • Job offers from a Canadian employee
  • Adaptability

Processing time for the Express Entry Program

Once you submit your Express Entry profile, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) process your application within a period of 6 months or less. However, it’s important to note that receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) is dependent on the calculation of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points based on your profile. To ensure a smooth and efficient process for obtaining Canada PR, it is crucial to provide all the necessary documents as required. If you find the process of applying for Canada PR from India to be complex, you can seek assistance from the immigration councilors at Matrixx Overseas.

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