The Express Entry system is Canada’s fastest and most famous immigration pathway that can help you migrate to Canada within a period of 6-12 months. It is one of the best immigration pathways that facilitate permanent residency and work permits for the candidates in the pool.
The express entry stream is a point-based system that evaluates the immigrant applicants according to their express entry points allocated for various factors such as work experience, language proficiency, demand skills, age, educational qualifications, and others. The higher the scores, the higher are your chances of getting the “Invitation to Apply”.
The Express Entry pool selects candidates who meet the eligibility of at least ONE of three federal economic immigration programs:
Step 1: Out of the three federal immigration programs, check your eligibility. If you are eligible under any of the three programs, apply for the Express Entry pool through that program.
Step 3: Now, create your express entry profile online and show your interest in migrating to Canada by providing the required information on your age, work experience, educational qualifications, etc.
Upon submission of your profile, your profile would be evaluated and you will receive a score in the pool using the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).
The CRS sums up factors like skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors.
Step 4: The top-ranking candidates from the Express Entry pool are invited to apply for permanent residence. You can also be invited by a province for a PNP. After the invitation is issued, you will have 90 days to submit your application for PR.
The Express Entry aligned PNP is another pathway that allows the provincial governments to search the federal government’s Express Entry pool of candidates for skilled workers to fulfill their regional labor market needs and issue work permits or PRs.
If you get nominated by this program, you would receive an additional 600 points to your CRS score, which would eventually increase your chances of getting invited for PR.
The eligibility score for Express Entry is 67 out of 100 points and the factors deciding those 100 points are:
|18 to 35||12|
|47 or more||0|
|Doctoral level||25 Points|
|Master's level or professional degree||23 Points|
|Two or more post-secondary credentials, one of which is a three-year or longer post-secondary credential||22 Points|
|Three-year or longer post-secondary credential||21 Points|
|Two-year post-secondary credential||19 Points|
|One-year post-secondary credential||15 Points|
|Secondary school||5 Points|
|Secondary school not completed||0|
|Experience in years||Points|
|Six years or more||15 Points|
|Four years||13 Points|
|Two years||11 Points|
|One year||9 Points|