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Canada Express Entry visa

Canada Express Entry Visa

People and families around the globe can move to Canada inside only a couple of months through the Canada Express Entry Visa migration choice System. Express Entry, first presented in 2015, has turned into the primary driver of monetary movement to Canada and a standout amongst the most prominent migration frameworks internationally.

What is Express Entry Visa?

Canada Express Entry  Visa is system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), which manages and processes applications received through Canada’s federal economic immigration programs. Applications are received from eligible candidates who have been invited to apply to immigrate to Canada based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Benefits of Express Entry Program

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) appoints rankings to prospective immigrants and provides both employers and employees with a clear view of immigration through all stages

  • Applicants can be screened in as little as 6 months
  • Being a federal immigration system, once selected candidates are invited directly for PR.
  • Those immigrating through the Canada Express Entry Visa Program are eligible to settle anywhere in Canada
  •  It provides candidates with the freedom to settle anywhere in Canada.

Six Factors of Canada Express Entry Program

If you want to apply for Canada permanent residency under Federal skilled worker program which was launched in January 2015 by Canadian Government to invite skilled workers from all over the world in their Country. you will need to qualify 67 points out of 100 which are based on the factors defined below:

  1. AGE : Under the Express Entry program the highest points are awarded to the applicants between the age group of 18 to 35 years. Applicants above the age group of 35 years are given lesser points and maximum age limit to qualify under express entry program is 45 years and the applicants above 45 years of age still have the options for Province nomination programs.
  2. EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY : In order to be considered for Express Entry, you need to have a Canadian or Canadian higher secondary education equivalent certification i.e. a diploma or bachelor’s or master’s degree in any field.
  3. SKILLED WORK EXPERIENCE :You should hold a minimum of 1 year of consistent work at a full-time capacity for a salary in the past 10 years in the skills O, A or B category in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system list.
  4. LANGUAGE ABILITY TEST :You must score at least 6 bands in every English Literacy Test module in order to be eligible for immigration to Canada. Also, your IELTS score needs to be less than 2 years old at the time of application. Extra points are given to those who knows French language, so having extra knowledge of the French language is an added advantage .
  5. ADAPTABILITY :If you have a spouse or common-law partner who will also immigrate to Canada with you. you will be given extra 10 points for the adaptability too.
  6. ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT : If you are migrating to Canada with a job offer by a Canadian employer you get extra 10 points in your profile but be sure that your occupation is listed in the NOC skill code type A, O or B.


Proof of Funds: The IRCC requires all immigrants to have proof of funds which is a guarantee that you will be able to support you and your family after moving to Canada. However, if you have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada or can find legal work you may not need to submit the said legal proofs.

Minimum Points for Selection: Once you qualify all the basic requirements for immigration, you will be allotted a CRS points score and ranked against other PR applicants. Hereafter, when the IRCC issues Express Entry draws, if your score is above the minimum cut-off you will be invited to apply for PR status in Canada. The latest Express Entry draws set the bar at 456/1200 points.

Documents Required: In order to successfully apply for Immigration through the Canada Express Entry program, you need to have the following documents:

1. Photograph of the principal applicant

2. Medical certificate

3. Police clearance certificates

4. Passport and other travel documents

5. work experience letter

6. Proof of funds

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FAQ Regarding Canada Express Entry Visa

What is Canada Express Entry?

Canada Express Entry is a new way to manage applications that IRCC receives through various economic immigration programs. People who qualify and meet the criteria of these programs will be placed into a database pool. The Canadian employers, Government of Canada, Provincial and Territorial Governments will be able to directly shortlist candidates from this pool.

How Does It Work?

Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Candidates will be awarded points for:

  1. A job offer and/or
  2. A provincial/territorial nomination and
  3. skills and experience – factors that contribute to success in Canada.

What is the maximum age of dependents for Express Entry?

As of August 2014, the age for dependent children was 19 years. The new regulatory change increases the maximum age of dependents to 22.

Should I be physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship?

Applicants must be physically present in Canada for three out of five years before applying for citizenship, instead of previous four out of six years.

Should I be physically present in Canada during my PR period?

Applicants no longer have to be physically present in Canada for 183 consecutive days in four out of the six years preceding their application, so they can now travel for things such as work or education.

How do I count my days to meet my requirement for citizenship?

Applicants may count each day they were physically present in Canada as a temporary resident or protected person before becoming a permanent resident as a half-day toward meeting the physical presence requirement for citizenship, up to a maximum credit.

What is the age requirement to meet the citizenship requirement?

Applicants between 18 and 54 years must meet the language and knowledge requirements for citizenship instead of the previous 14 to 64-year-old age range.

Are All Immigration Programs Covered Under Canada Express Entry?

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  •  Federal Skilled Traders Program
  • Canadian Experience Class.

Are Canada Express Entry Requirements Different from Other Immigration Programs?

Express Entry requirements are no different from the above immigration program requirements. Express Entry Canada is not a new economic program in itself, but a novel way to manage the applications IRCC receives online through the various immigration programs it runs throughout the year. It will enable IRCC to simplify and deal with online applications and process them faster to reduce the wait time.

Is there Any Cap on Canada Express Entry Pool?

Any number of people can submit their profile in the Express Entry Pool. There’s no limit/cap as such. However, Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence will be based on the Annual Immigration Level Plan.

How Often Will IRCC send out ITAs?

IRCC will carry outdraws every few weeks on a regular basis and post the results on its website. Candidates who receive ITA will have to submit a complete PR application which will be processed in 6 months or less.

All job offers received through Job Bank or through the Provincial Nominee Programs will be subject to Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC’s) LMIA requirements in place at that time.

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