Immigration to Canada via Express Entry System Launched on January 1st, 2015, Express Entry is the most popular and organized point based Immigration System in the world today. Canada’s Express Entry System selects the skilled and talented immigrants for permanent residency visa, based on the needs and requirements of its labour market and economy. It manages the applications received for Permanent Residence (PR) in its below economic immigration programs, i.e.
Express Entry selects the skilled immigrants through its point based system that allocates points to the registered candidates, based on their key profile factors, i.e. age, education, work experience language skills, etc. If you want to confirm your points or eligibility for express entry system, click on the ‘Apply for Canada express entry’ button below.
Provinces and territories are also allowed to view and choose the candidates from the Express Entry system for their Provincial Nominee Program to meet the local labor market needs accordingly. Let’s find out about the key eligibility requirements of the express entry system.
The key express entry eligibility requirements are as follows:
As you are now aware of the key requirements of express entry system, now it’s time to know more about the periodic Express entry draws.
The IRCC launches a draw (also called as Canada Express Entry Draw) every fortnight to choose the best candidates for an issuance of the invitation to apply for PR visa. For every express entry draw, qualifying marks (CRS Score requirement) are decided. The candidates who meet or exceed the qualifying marks becomes eligible to receive ITA from IRCC. You may visit the News Section on Visa Volunteer website to see the latest draw results of express entry system. Latest Updates: 24th express entry draw of the year 2016 is out to invite 2427 candidates and CRS score requirement for the draw is 470 points
Seek the complete list of Express Entry Draw results here
Canada Express entry Points Requirements
The Candidates submitting their EOI (Expression of Interest) in Express Entry System are given points for their each profile detail, i.e. qualification, work experience, language proficiency, age, etc. based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The cumulative of these points forms a CRS Score of the candidate. The Candidates with top CRS score are selected by IRCC in its periodic Express Entry draws. To calculate your points against Canada Express entry points requirements, you may refer to Canada express entry points calculator. Here is how you can apply in the express entry system.
You may follow the process below to apply in express entry system of Canada. The Express Entry system has two key steps, i.e.
Step 1) Potential candidates complete an online Express Entry profile. Qualified candidates are placed in a pool.
The prospective candidates need to complete an online express entry profile where they are asked to provide their:
Those who meet the criteria for one of the federal immigration programs subject to above get accepted into a pool of candidates.
the highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Candidates will be graded against others in the pool using a point’s based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points will be awarded on the basis of the information provided in their profiles, i.e. Age, qualification, work experience, language proficiency, etc. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply.
If a Candidate is Selected for ITA in any of the Express Entry Draws
If someone is invited to apply, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for the permanent residence. The IRCC will process the best part of complete permanent residence applications received in six months or less. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. In case they do not get an invitation to Apply for permanent residence within the 12 months of submitting an express entry profile, they have to submit a new profile.
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