Express Entry Program Since January 2015

The Express Entry Program, introduced in January 2015, is a program utilized by individuals to obtain Canadian permanent residence. This program has replaced previous permanent residence categories aimed at skilled immigrants and was created to improve the efficiency of Canadian skilled immigration programs.

Currently, the Express Entry Program utilizes an online system through the government website for application completion and submission. The objective of this program is to improve the overall application process, and effectively select candidates who are likely to settle in Canada successfully and contribute to Canadian labour market demand.

Are You Eligible for Express Entry to Canada?

To be eligible for the Express Entry Program, applicants must qualify under one of the following immigrant categories:

Two Steps in Express Entry Immigration Process

If you meet the qualifications for the Express Entry Program, you will be required to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete and submit an online profile; and
  2. Once you receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), complete your application for Permanent Residence within 90 days of your ITA.

Step 1: Complete an Online Profile

You will need to complete an online Express Entry Profile. To do so, information regarding your education, language, employment and other relevant details will be required. It is important to provide accurate information, as this information determines the number of points you obtain under the points system also known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).  

If you meet the minimum requirements, your application will be placed in a pool of other candidates and you will be given points according to the information submitted in your Profile. Additional points will be awarded if you have a job offer, a Provincial Nomination, Canadian education or Canadian work experience.

If you do not have a job offer from a Canadian employer, upon completion of your profile, you will be required to register with the Government of Canada’s Job Bank. Once you are registered with the Job Bank, you can potentially be connected with Canadian employers.

Step 2:  Citizenship and Immigration Canada Invites You To Apply

Once successfully registered, your profile will be considered in the upcoming rounds of invitations. If your score is the same and/or higher than the minimum CRS score for that round of invitations, you will receive an ITA for permanent residence.

Once you have been invited to apply for permanent residence, you will have ninety (90) days to submit your electronic application under the specific category in which you have received an ITA.

How We Can Help You Immigrate to Canada Through Express Entry

The most important aspect of the Express Entry Program is to provide complete and accurate information/documentation and get an ITA. Without an invitation, you are unable to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry Program. In order to receive an invitation, you have to be selected from a pool of applicants who are competing for an invitation.

Our job is to make your profile STAND OUT from the crowd. We will assess your case, highlight the best aspects of your application, and make sure that you have obtained the highest eligible score! This way, your chances of getting an invitation are maximized.

In addition, if you are selected, we are there to assist you with the complicated application process, including submitting your application in a timely manner for you to obtain your Canadian Permanent Residence.

Call us today at 1.866.929.0991 for an assessment to see if you are eligible for Express Entry to Canada, or fill out our online assessment form.

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