Express Entry


Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. The overall process of express entry system can be divided into six steps for better understanding.

 The first step is the educational documents assessment in which a person has to produce his educational credential assessment (ECA). This report is prepared by an independent company that evaluates your foreign education. This report will prove that your education is valid and equal to Canadian Education System. This report can be prepared by number of independent agencies like:

·       WES – World Education Services

·       ICES – International Credential Evaluation Service.

·       IQAS – International Qualifications Assessment services.

·       Comparative Education Service – University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies  

If a person is applying with his spouse, then assessment is required for primary and secondary Applicants both for all their Doctorates, Diplomas, and Degrees.

The second step is to prove your language ability either in English or in French. It means that you have to appear in an exam through a recognized agency with all the four aspect of language i:e Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. For English you can go with any of the following test:

·       IELTS – General Test

·       CELPIP – General Test

For French you can go for the following test:

·       TEF Canada

·       TCF Canada

Third step is to create your Express Entry Profile. There are few pre requirements before creating profile. Two most important things are necessary for creating Express Entry Profile.

1.       Language Test Score

2.       Educational credential assessment (ECA) report.

Apart from above two requirements a person must have to apply under specific NOC Code (National Occupancy Classification). NOC is a system which classifies jobs according to the type of duties. It means that it provides specific key role and responsibility of a particular type of job.  Any person who is willing to prove his job responsibilities then his duties must match with a particular NOC code. After choosing a particular NOC then next is to calculate your other factors scores like age, education, job experience, spousal factor, etc. All these factors will contribute to your final CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score.  Finally you will receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from Government of Canada, once the cut off score goes below or equal to your CRS Score. Once your CRS score is equal to the cut off score then you also become eligible to apply under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) across Canada.

Once a person receives his ITA then in next step, he will arrange documentation to submit in embassy. These documents might include the following:

·       Passport

·       Language Test Report

·       ECA Report

·       Birth adoption certificate of children

·       Medical Certificates

·       Reference letter for work experience

·       Police Certificates

·       Proof of funds

·       Marriage/Divorce/Death Certificates of spouse

·       Job Offer Letter (LMIA Approved)

·       Provincial Nomination Letter (If any)

Next step is to submit your application into your profile and pay the required visa application fees along with biometric fees. Finally, if everything goes well and all your documents are accepted by embassy then a person could receive his/her Permanent Residency of Canada.

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