Are you looking for fool proof immigration options to Canada? Well then you have reached the right place. Our expert migration consultants will ensure that we offer you the best immigration services in the right and ethical way. In order to apply for permanent residence permit in Canada, one has to go through the state approved federal economic immigration programs. Express Entry is now the norm used to manage and screen the applicants willing to relocate to Canada.
The federal immigration programs are as follows-
In order to get an Express Entry profile one must complete an online application form. This form includes details about one’s skills, language and educational qualification. Candidates who meet the requisites of the federal programs mentioned above are added into a pool of candidates. The candidates who rank the best and highest in the pool are invited to apply for a permanent residence visa on monthly draws held.
Let’s now delve deep into the ranking system based on which the candidates are ranked.
Skills, language abilities, work experience, education and some other parameters are assessed by this Comprehensive Ranking System to rank candidates who want to immigrate as a permanent resident to Canada.
Candidates receive an Invitation to Apply for the permanent residence permit based on the ranking amidst the pool of candidates. A candidate with a ready job offer stands a good chance of getting a quick “Invitation to Apply” as additional points are allotted to him/her which enhances the ranking. In addition, a nomination from any of the provinces or territories in Canada can get you 600 points in the ranking system. The points are allotted from a total base of 1200.
You will receive this based on your ranking in the Comprehensive Ranking System once you apply through the Express Entry Online profile. You will have to provide valid documentation and proof for all the information that you would have submitted online within 60 days of receiving the ITA. For instance - you could be asked to provide the results of a language test, documents of your educational qualification, valid written proof of a job offer etc.
In case, you decline the invitation to apply in the first instance then you will find yourself again in the pool of candidates who meet the criteria for the federal programs until you get another invitation in future.
By now you would have understood the importance of scoring well in the Comprehensive Ranking System to be able to rank higher so that you could receive an “Invitation To Apply” post filling up your Express Entry online profile. Here are a few points to keep in mind to improve your score.
It has been a year since the launch of the celebrated Express Entry Program. The program was launched in January 2015 and has done some pretty fantastic work. This particular program is an amalgamation of: -
● Federal Skilled Worker Program
● Federal Skilled Trades Program
● Canadian Experience Program
We wanted to have a look at the effectiveness of this new system that has replaced the earlier ones. Before January 2015, immigrants had to apply to one of the three programs that pertained to skilled workers. We have listed the requirements of each of these programs below.
This program catered to the needs of skilled workers who wanted to immigrate to Canada on the basis of skill proficiency. You needed the following to qualify under this program:
● A job offered from Canadian Employer
● Financial ability to support yourself
● Work Experience of at least 1 year(Full time or equal number of hours in part time)
● Language Proficiency either
● Your occupation on the eligible occupation list
Your age also contributes a lot towards the points assigned to you during the immigration process. The younger you are the more points you will attain.
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Candidates with expertise in a skilled trade like carpentry, gardening and so on can apply for immigration through this program. The qualification criteria for this program are as follows:
● Minimum 2 years of experience in skilled trade
● Language Proficiency in either:
● Job confirmation
● Canadian education or foreign credentials supported by Educational Credential Assessment(ECA) report.
There are a few caveats like the work experience gained during the education period as student is not counted towards this program.
People already living and working in Canada can apply under this program. To be eligible you need:
● Minimum one-year work experience from Canada
● Language Proficiency in either
● Canadian Education or Foreign credentials corroborated by Educational Credential Assessment report
Once again, the experience gained as a student is not counted towards this program.
You needed 67 points out of a 100 to qualify under any of these programs. It was important to know which program to apply for as some programs would be better suited for some. This muddled the candidates for immigration and did not fall in line with Canada’s dream of easing the immigration process.
This new system subsumes all the aforementioned programs of the old age. By applying through this system you are able to avoid the daunting task of searching for the right program. In Express Entry, you are awarded points on the basis of preset criterion. You need a total of 67 points out of a 100 points to gain an invitation for immigration.
A number of factors such as:
● Skill Proficiency
● Educational Qualification
● Language Proficiency
● Work Experience
● Financial ability to support self
● Job Confirmation
Are checked and assigned points for. If you do not have a job then you must register with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) Job Bank. Through this you will be matched with plausible employers looking for talented and skilled workers.
The employer needs to depict a need for the position to be filled and also that there was no one in Canada with the required skills willing to take the job. The job confirmation needs to be substantiated by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA).
You must get work experience for: -
● Managerial jobs - skill level 0
● Professional Jobs - Skill Type A
● Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades- Skill Type B
As per the National Occupation Classification (NOC.) After your application is submitted you will be transferred to the ‘pool of candidates.’ As soon as there is a confirmation on the invitation for immigration, you will be informed through your account registered with the pool of candidates. You will have to apply for permanent residency within 30 days of receiving the invitation.
There is a lot of improvement and transparency in the immigration process due to the shift to Express Entry. This program which follows the Comprehensive Ranking System and ranks candidates against other applicants has brought fantastic results for both Canada and immigrants.
According to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, 31,000 invitations have been sent to skilled workers for permanent residency. 10,000 workers have already moved to Canada since the inception of this program. The total weightage of points gained from Comprehensive Ranking System was not the only factor that counted towards immigration. The express entry program was also able to meet its target of processing the applications in under 6 months for 80% of the applicants.
All of the data reported in the research conducted by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada is enough to corroborate the fact that Express entry is a hit. The program makes the processing of applications faster and saves applicants from going through a rigorous research on multiple skilled immigration programs.
With the problem of Canada’s aging population and the government’s objective to abate the effects of this ‘ticking time bomb’, we can only expect that the immigration process will become more lucid. Since the drop in birth rates, Canada has been dependent on immigration to maintain a stable economy.
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