Express Entry is a web-based system used to handle applications for eligible candidates, who wish to become permanent residents of Canada through the Canadian system. Following are the streams for economic immigration:
Express Entry is divided into three categories:
Provincial governments are also qualified to utilize Express Entry to fill local labor market shortages. The name of this express entry program is called – Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
How does Express Entry work?
The first step before completing an express entry profile is to determine if you are eligible for the program. Several of the questions involved in the preliminary qualification questionnaire are:
What is your home country?
What are your language skills?
What are your background skills?
How many family members do you have?
Questions regarding family members, income and net worth.
The second step is to prepare the required documentation. These documents will likely include your passport or similar travel documents, language test results, a police / public safety certification certificate, medical examination results, and proof of funds.
Under express entry, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) positions applicants in the pool given their skills, job offer, provincial nomination, individual profile and dialect abilities. The candidate with the highest number of points is invited to apply for permanent residency. A CRS draw by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is preformed every two weeks. An express applicant has the opportunity to stay in the pool for a year, however, if an ITA is not issued within 12 months, they are expected to create a new profile and re-enter the pool.