Canada Immigration via Express Entry–How it Functions?

As it is well know by now, the concerned immigration and visa organization of Canada, namely, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), has stopped accepting applications under the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and so prospective immigrants to the country have geared up for Canada Immigration via Express Entry.  The program is basically a recently announced new electronic system from the CIC and brought into existence to manage the applications presented for the much sought after Permanent Residency (PR).

The program will allow the CIC to assess, recruit and select trained aliens under the following economic immigration programs:

I. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),

II. The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and

III. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

IV. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

The Maple Leaf Country requires skilled immigrants to successfully meet its current and future labor market need, which will ensure long-term economic prosperity. Under the scheme, it is expected that petitions will be accepted from January 1, 2015. It means the program officially becomes effective and up for grabs very soon.

How the Program Works?

Now let’s find out how the scheme in question really functions! To begin with, Canada immigration-motivated candidates will fill an online Express Entry profile where in they will provide complete and all-inclusive information related to their professional skills, language proficiency, work experience, education, and other relevant details.

The aspirants–who successfully meet the criteria of any one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry–will be placed in an Express Entry pool of candidates. In the said pool, successful candidates will be ranked against others, and only those applicants–who have excellent chances of tasting economic success in the ‘Country Located in the North of the US’ will be entertained–even as applicants with arranged job or with provincial/territorial nominations will be thereafter invited to submit an application for PR.

If an applicant, who has a job offer or provincial/territorial nomination, it is vital for him that he duly registers himself with the Government of Canada’s Job Bank only to be later connected with eligible and qualified Canadian employers or job-providers.

However, it needs to be made rather clear that just completing an online Express Entry profile does not mean that the aspirant will receive an Invitation to Apply for Canadian PR. So one needs to be practical and keep his expectations in check. Canada Immigration via Express Entry will take less time. The complete processing is expected to be wrapped up in just six months. Yes, it is true!

As per a report, from reliable sources, the current Canadian immigration minister has stated that the candidates, who have applied via the Provincial Nominee Program, could also benefit under the program as long as the concerned province or territory brings its program under the federal one. The CIC will extend the invitation to Express Entry candidates for applying for Canadian permanent residency only and when if they have a valid job offer or a provincial or territorial nomination.

Who May Present an Application?

Now let’s take a swift look at the eligibility aspect! Under the newly announced plan, everyone will be able to submit a petition instead of only those who have relevant experience in an occupation given on the list of eligible occupations. Each applicant will be appropriately assessed on the basis of the credentials presented by him. Express Entry will not have any such occupation list and applicants will be free to present his credentials regardless of which profession he is involved with.

An investment of $14 million is expected to be made in the next two years followed by an investment of $4.7 million per year thereafter to guarantee the successful implementation of the program. The much awaited scheme is expected to make immigration to Canada highly efficient and faster, and satisfy both the applicants and the Canadian employers in the long run.

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2 comments

  • AJAY MATHUR

    how much is the minimum points required for qualifying

  • Neelima T

    Hello There,
    I just wanted to know if i can apply for Canadian PR process, with 9 years of my IT experience .
    My Education-B.Tech-Comp. Science Engg..
    IELTS score-L-6.5, R-5.5, W-6.5, S-7 .

    Could you please let me know if i am eligible to apply..?

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