Congratulations if you have been placed in the Express Entry pool of candidates! Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has done so only after evaluating your Express Entry profile and finding you eligible. Once in the pool, it is crucial to understand and be aware of the following:
In the alternative, if you do not receive an ITA to apply for permanent residence after a year of being in the pool, your Express Entry Profile will automatically expire. However, you may still want to come to Canada as a skilled immigrant. In that situation:
ITA- Invitation to Apply- Next steps
Congratulations upon you ITA! Once you receive your ITA, you will have 60 days to fill out and submit your application for permanent residence. Since you will only have 60 days for submission, you will need to plan ahead. You will encounter certain documentation required for your application that will take more than 60 days to attain (for example, police clearances, reference letters, certificates, etc). In order to reduce delays, it is important that you start requesting such documents right away, if not earlier, so that you can apply for permanent residence within the 60-day time period.
How can I improve my score?
There are a number of things you can do to improve your score and increase your chances of receiving an ITA:
Importance of your profile being updated and accurate
As mentioned above, your profile requires to be updated and accurate at all times. It is your responsibility to maintain it. Any change in situation must be reflected in your profile, as it is all CIC will be reviewing. Any incorrect information can have an impact on their decision.
Misrepresentation can cause major step-backs. If CIC discovers that you have misrepresented any information (for example, left out important details or provided false information):
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