Canada Express Entry 2015–A Passing Look
Ottawa worked hard to successfully introduce the much awaited ‘Express Entry’. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced the Canada Express Entry in the first week of January 2015.
The main aim of introducing the system was to clear the long backlog, speed up the processing of PR Visa, and draw qualified skilled workers to reduce the skills shortage.
The program has improved the pace of the application process under the following economic programs–Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program, and certain parts of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Canada Express Entry–How It Works?
It is an online system designed to let quality skilled workers enter the country as permanent residents. While on the one hand the system has been appreciated for being the most organized immigration system in the history of Canada immigration, it has also been criticized for following certain set of strict norms that result in limited choice of occupation.
The system follows the following steps:
- Skilled works, keen to immigrate to the ‘immigrants’ paradise’, are required to create an online profile along with Expression of Interest (EOI).
- Applicants are assessed on the basis of various factors, such as age, adaptability, skills, experience and arranged job, and those with the high scores will enter the Express Entry Pool.
- In the second phase, candidates will be assessed on the basis of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This is a very crucial stage. Applicants will be awarded points on the basis of Human Capital Factors those with the maximum score will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), and will get 60 days to claim Permanent Residency (PR).
Trained manpower is selected through regular draws. Hitherto, 40 draws have taken place, and it is expected that soon a new one will take place.
While selecting qualified employees through the Express Entry, language proficiency and experience are mulled over. It is mandatory to be fluent either in English and/or French, and also have at least one year experience in the chosen occupation. If you are fluent in French, then your success rate is high as the IRCC gives priority to those with fluency in French.
Many prospective immigrants strongly believe the year 2016 will remain promising for them; further draws will bring good news. Some analysts predict that the CRS score will remain somewhere between 450 and 500 points and the number of invitations will go up. This means more and more skilled workers will be able to immigrate to the ‘Land of Milk and Honey’.
However, if you wish to live and work in Quebec, then you must submit your application using the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP), as Quebec is not a part of Canada Express Entry 2015.
By looking at the Express Entry progress, one can say its looks the IRCC will deliver what it promised to those who wish to call Canada their second home. All you need to do is to follow the steps carefully.