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, has turned into the primary driver of monetary movement to Canada and a standout amongst the most prominent migration frameworks internationally.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) launched a new electronic system called Canada Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under federal economic immigration programs. 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 Permanent Residency (PR) Status of the Canadian Government is sought by two pathways–Canada Express Entry Program and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It provides the PR Status in both the cases for five years and it is a family visa.
The Canada Express Entry system will be the first step to immigrate to Canada. World overseas immigration with their visa experts will create an Express Entry profile of the applicant for Canada Permanent Residency.
Applicant who is accepted into the Canada Express Entry pool will get an invitation to apply for Permanent Residency Visa. After an invitation to apply for Permanent Residency Visa Applicant will have 60 days to apply for Canada Permanent Residence.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process most complete applications (meaning those with all the supporting documents) in six months or fewer.
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. Applicant need to qualify 67 points out of 100 which are based on the factors defined below:
[1.] Age: Under the Canada Express Entry visa Programme 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 Canada 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: To be considered for Canada Express Entry visa, 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: To apply for Express Entry visa applicant 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: Applicant must score at least 6 bands in every English Literacy Test module to be eligible for immigration to Canada under Express Entry visa. Also, IELTS score needs to be less than 2 years old at the time of application. Extra points are given to those who know French language, so having extra knowledge of the French language is an added advantage.
[5.] Adaptability: For Express Entry visa, If you have a spouse or common-law partner who will also immigrate to Canada with you. Applicant 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 need to be sure that your occupation is listed in the NOC skill code type A, O or B.
(a.) Proof of Funds: For Canada Express Entry visa, The IRCC requires all immigrants to have proof of funds which is a guarantee that you will 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.
(b.) Minimum Points for Selection: Once the applicant qualifies all the basic requirements for immigration under Canada Express Entry visa, applicant will be allotted a CRS points score and ranked against other PR applicants. When the IRCC issues Canada Express Entry draws, if your score is above the minimum cut-off of CRS you will be invited to apply for PR status in Canada.
(c.) Documents Required: In order to successfully apply for Immigration through the Canada Express Entry program, you need to have the following documents:
While planning to apply for Canada immigration or Canada Express Entry visa, the knowledge of English language is important not only for professional reasons but also for day-to-day communication in Canada. The proficiency in the English language is tested through CLB and IELTS examination; both tests are accepted by IRCC. In IELTS examination speaking, listening and writing skills are evaluated and points are allocated in terms of a band. The test scores are valid for two years.
Under Canada Express Entry Programme in Canada it is very important that you have a minimum score of 6 band each means in all the categories (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) and an overall band score of 6.5. But, there are also flexibilities attached to this score as when you are planning to immigrate to Canada with PNP or PR status then the IELTS requirement can vary such as, Saskatchewan PNP and Nova Scotia PNP asks for an IELTS score of 4.5 only.
The cost of Canada immigration will depend on the program through which the candidate has applied among various another things and the general expenditure will be
To apply for Canada Express Entry visa, there are a number of steps which you should follow:
Apart from the above expenditures, the candidate is also required to have a settlement fund and proof of funds at the time of immigration. Settlement fund is the fund required by the candidate to settle in a new country and proof of funds acts evidence that the candidate is financially solvent and will not face any hassles in the initial days of immigration to Canada.
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.
Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Candidates will be awarded points for:
As of August 2014, the age for dependent children was 19 years. The new regulatory change increases the maximum age of dependents to 22.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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