Learn How Canada Express Entry System Works!

Learn How Canada Express Entry System Works!

The high standard of living and thriving economy of Canada has motivated many people to dream of moving to this hotspot. The ‘Land of Milk and Honey’ is a leading destination for many, including skilled workers. Many trained employees are keen to learn how to move to this hotspot. Under the economic category Immigration, the Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced an electronic system ‘Express Entry’. If you are a skilled worker and keen to migrate to the destination, with at least one year experience in the relevant field, then you may apply under the Canada Express Entry. You will be required to fulfill some other conditions also though.

Express Entry is just a year old system, introduced to meet the demand of skilled workers as per the local labor market, and keep a check on the flow of trained personnel in the country. Skilled workers with the ability to integrate into the country’s society, and an intention to bring along their family with the intention to permanently settle, are given preference.

The system covers following economic programmes:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSTP)
  • Experience Class of Canada (CEC)
  • Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP)

Qualified manpower, between the age group of 18 and 44, with at least one year of experience in a related field and a bachelor’s degree, are eligible to apply. The applicant must be fluent either in English and/or French, fluency of the second language is an added advantage.

Express Entry is an electronic, point based system even as applicants are selected on the basis of various factors, such as age, language, education, arranged job, adaptability and experience. Each candidate may score about 1200 points. The maximum points you score, the more are the chances of your selection.

Note: Qualified labor force must intend to live and work outside Quebec province as the Quebec has its own skilled programme.

Canada Express Entry System–How It Works?

The skilled aspirants need to create an online profile by answering a simple series of question and a letter of intent as the why they wish to live and work in the immigration hotspot. If you are found eligible, you will be placed in the Express Entry Pool and will be assessed on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Applicants with the high points will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and will get 60 days to claim the much sought after Permanent Residency (PR). Aspirants are selected on the basis of the regular draws. Till now, nearly 40 draws have taken place. There is no deadline when it comes to creating an online profile. Applications are accepted round the year.

Both provinces and employers enjoy the benefits of Express Entry as they will be able to recruit skilled talent easily. Further, the system will benefit millions of skilled workers who are keen to join the thriving Canadian workforce, in terms of easy and quick online processing.


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