Express Entry is becoming more trendy constantly. The system is designed to select economic class immigrants who have the highest tendency to become economically established in Canada.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an immigration application management system. By way of explanation, it is not an immigration program; rather, it is a system that allows you to make a profile and apply for permanent residence through some existing programs. Express Entry can be used to apply for:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- Federal Skilled Trades Program,
- Canadian Experience Class.
The Express Entry system also allows the provinces and territories to enlist candidates through their Provincial Nominee Programs.
Do I qualify for Express Entry?
Genuinely, It depends. Each program has its own eligibility criteria. Interested applicants for Express Entry must complete an online profile. The profile will include skill levels, work experience, education, and language capability. Those candidates who successfully meet the conditions of one of the three federal immigration programs will become part of the candidate pool with other eligible candidates and get a score (Comprehensive Ranking System or “CRS” out of 1200) to be invited to apply for Permanent Residence.
To illustrate, the Federal Skilled Worker Program has minimum requirements for work experience, language skills, education, and settlement funds. if any candidates meet these requirements, IRCC will assess your application and give you a score out of 100. At present, you need a minimum of 67 points to be eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
How does IRCC invite candidates from the pool?
Every two weeks in a month, IRCC invites the top-ranking candidates (those with the highest CRS points) in the pool to apply for permanent residence. IRCC determines the number of invitations to issue in each round and only the highest CRS ranked candidates are invited to apply. If there is the same score in the CRS score, the system will sort the tied candidates based on the date and time of the profile submission.
Age limit to apply for PR via Express Entry?
No. There is no age limit for Canadian PR. However, if you are 45 years of age or older, you will not get any points under the age category of the point-based system. And it also depends on how you score in other categories (such as education, language abilities, and whether you have a job offer in Canada), you may still be a competing candidate.
Is an English/French language test mandatory to apply for Express Entry?
Yea. No matter where you are from or what your language skills are, IRCC requires all Express Entry candidates to take a regulated English or French language test. At present, IRCC accepts the International English Language Testing System (“IELTS”) General Test, the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (“CELPIP”) General Test, test de Connaissance du français (“TCF Canada”), or Test, test d’évaluation de français (“TEF Canada”).
How long it takes to complete the process?
Express Entry is determined as the instantaneous, however, like all immigration programs, it can be erratic depending on your precedence. If you receive an invitation to apply once you have shown interest, IRCC grant 60 days to submit an application for permanent residence. Once the application submitted, the predicted processing time for 80% of applications is 6 months, nonetheless, it can take longer to process some applications if their documents are not factual.
More than five years since the Canadian Government launched the Express Entry system, Express Entry continues to be a rapid and stable way to gain permanent residence. Opal snow immigration is devoted to providing our Express Entry clients with all the backing they need to profitably sail the system.