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Canada Express Entry

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Overview of Canada Express Entry

The Express Entry system stands as the swiftest and most favored route to attain permanent residency for those aspiring to begin anew in Canada. Annually, Canada warmly embraces more than 250,000 economic immigrants through the Express Entry system.

Canada Express Entry

Canada Express Entry is an immigration system introduced by the Canadian government to manage and facilitate the entry of skilled workers into the country. It is an online application system used to select candidates for immigration to Canada through various economic immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

Processing Time

6-12 Months

How to Apply

To apply through Canada Express Entry, individuals need to create an online profile and submit their information on the government website. The online form requires the following details:

  • Results of language tests must meet the minimum score required in all four abilities—writing, reading, listening, and speaking—in either English or French.
  • Assessment of educational credentials report
  • A travel permit or passport

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used to assess and rank candidates based on various factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency (in writing, reading, listening, and speaking), and adaptability. Depending on ranking results, candidates are then invited to apply for a permanent visa.

Who Can Apply

Ideal Express Entry candidates have a university or college degree, relevant work experience, and a moderate level of English and/or French ability.

Candidates must also be eligible for one of the three federal programs in order to submit a profile through the Express Entry system: Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

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    Express Entry Requirements

    Usually, in order to qualify to apply to Express Entry as a skilled worker, you must:

    • possess at least one year of continuous full-time (or comparable part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation over the last ten years.
    • possess a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of seven in either English or French as demonstrated on an approved language test.
    • completed post-secondary education that has been evaluated using an Education Credential Assessment in accordance with Canadian criteria

    These are the minimal requirements for applying as a skilled worker to Canada’s Express Entry system. Meeting these qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency. The selection process gives preference to stronger applicants, increasing their chances of being selected.

    Application Options: Online or Through Migrate World

    Before discussing the procedure, it’s essential to highlight that skilled workers have two options to apply: they can either choose to apply online or through Migrate World

    Application Process and Timeline

    1. Migrate World Applicant Questionnaire: The first step in the process is to determine whether the client is eligible to apply for the Express Entry program. This is done through a questionnaire that assesses factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.
    2. KYC (Know Your Client): Once the client is deemed eligible, the next step is to conduct a KYC check, which involves verifying the client’s identity and background.
    3. Interview Consultation: After the KYC check is completed, the client will have a consultation with an immigration expert to discuss their options and determine the best course of action.
    4. Contract Signing and 1st Payment: If the client decides to proceed with the Express Entry application, they will need to sign a contract with Migrate World and make an initial payment.
    5. Collection of Documents: We will then collect all the necessary documents from the client, such as educational transcripts, work experience letters, language test results, and police clearance certificates.

    Once all the documents have been gathered, Migrate World will upload them to the IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) portal for review. The processing time for the application can vary depending on when the client is selected from the pool of candidates. Typically, it takes between 6 to 12 months to process an Express Entry application. If the client is selected, they will receive further instructions from IRCC on the next steps to take in the process.

    Express Entry Cost

    Express Entry typically involves charges for applicants looking to immigrate to Canada. The application fee for a single applicant in the Express Entry process is approximately CAD 7,450 which includes both our service fees and government charges.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Express Entry processing time can be as short as six months, but it may vary for different cases. If you don't receive an invitation to apply within 12 months, you can resubmit your profile to stay in the pool. After receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA), you'll have 60 days to submit the required documents, and the permanent resident visa processing by IRCC may take about six months.

      A job offer is not mandatory for Express Entry. Most candidates selected for Express Entry do not have a Canadian job offer. However, if you do have a valid job offer, it can increase your CRS score by up to 200 points.

      When individuals mention Canada's "Express Entry points," they are typically talking about the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This system is used to assess candidates in the Express Entry pool based on various criteria, such as:

      • Age
      • Educational level
      • Proficiency in English or French
      • Work experience in Canada and abroad
      • Spouse-related factors
      • Ties to Canada

      67 points are required to be eligible for Canada PR, which is determined through a points-based system. This system is used by Canada to assess the eligibility of individuals applying for immigration programs like FSWP, FSTP, and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).


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