Express entry is a point based online Immigration System of Canada, launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC (then CIC), in January 2015. Canadian government invite the skilled and talented people from overseas to submit their EOI profile in Canada Express Entry System. Subsequently, the IRSS assess the submitted profiles based on the points scored by them for six key selection factors. It manages the applications received for Permanent Residence (PR) in its below economic immigration programs, i.e.
The selected applicants get the Invitation to Apply for Canadian permanent residency from IRCC.
The IRCC selects the skilled immigrants through its point based system that allocates points to the registered candidates, based on their key profile factors, i.e.
If you want to confirm your points or eligibility for express entry system, click on the ‘Apply for Canada express entry’ button below.
Provinces and territories are also allowed to view and choose the candidates from the Express Entry system for their Provincial Nominee Program to meet the local labour market needs accordingly. Let’s find out about the key eligibility requirements of the express entry system.
The key express entry eligibility requirements are as follows:
As you are now aware about the key requirements of express entry system, now it’s time to know more about the periodic Express entry draws.
The Canada Express Entry Draw every fortnight to choose the top ranking candidates for issuance of invitation to apply for Permanent Residence (PR)visa. For every express entry draw, CRS Score requirement OR Express Entry Cut off is announced. The candidates, who meet or exceed the cut off marks, becomes eligible to receive ITA from IRCC.
You may visit the Latest Express Entry Draw 2019 page on Visas Avenue website to see the latest draw results of express entry system.
Latest Updates: 22nd express entry draw of the year 2019 is out to invite 3,600 candidates and CRS score requirement for the draw is 471 points or above.
The Express entry system has two staged points’ criteria. At first, you need to score eligibility points, i.e. 67 out of 100 under Federal skilled worker Program (FSWP) of the EE System based on the mentioned keys selection factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, language skills, etc. of FSW immigration points calculator. If you are not able to score the minimum points, under FSW category, you won’t be able to apply Canada PR through express entry system.
Once you have scored the eligibility points and qualified for the EE system as applicant, you will reach Express Entry pool of Candidates, where your EOI profile will be assessed and you will get CRS Point score, based on the similar selection factors.
The Candidates submitting their EOI (Expression of Interest) in Express Entry pool are given points for their each profile detail, i.e. qualification, work experience, language proficiency, age, etc. based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The cumulative of these points forms a CRS Score of the candidate. The Candidates with top CRS score are selected by IRCC in its periodic Express Entry draws.
To calculate your points against Canada Express entry point’s requirements, you may refer to Canada CRS Point calculator. Here is how you can apply in the express entry system.
Find below the Express Entry Rule Changes applicable in 2019:
Starting 1st January, 2019, the cost of ECA evaluation from WES has been increase to $220 CAD.However, the new fees does not include delivery fees or a 13% Harmonized Sales Tax. The ECA is an important documents required to create profile in Express Entry System.
The IRCC has updated Canada’s Multiyear Immigration Plan (2019-2021) to extend it till year 2021. As per the updated plan, Canada will accept more than one million immigrants by 2021 as permanent residents. Moreover, the IRCC will raise its annual immigration target to 350,000 by the year 2021.
The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) started its Express Entry aligned stream in August 2018. The first draw of the AINP- Express entry stream held on August 8, 2018. The candidates applying in new EE stream of AINP, need to have their profile registered in Federal Express Entry System.
The Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) has replaced its old first come, first served system with new EOI (Expression of Interest) based system for its Express Entry and Occupation in Demand Subcategory, with effect from July 16, 2018. The first draw of EOI system occurred on 21stAugust 2018.The candidates applying in the EE stream of SINP, need to have their profile registered in Federal Express Entry System.
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has announced the change in the minimum CRS score requirement rule for its Express Entry stream. Earlier, applicants needed to have minimum 400 CRS points to apply in the Express Entry stream of OINP. However, now, the minimum CRS score requirement for every EE draw will be decided by the PNP director only. After the announcement, the OINP has accepted the applicants, even with CRS score below 400 mark with some conditions.
You may follow the process below to apply in express entry system of Canada. The Express Entry system has two key steps, i.e.
Step 1) Potential candidates complete an online Express Entry profile. Qualified candidates are placed in a pool.
The prospective candidates need to complete an online express entry profile where they are asked to provide their Skills,Work experience,Language ability,Education andOther details needed by the IRCC for assessment.
Those who meet the criteria for one of the federal immigration programs subject to above get accepted into a pool of candidates.
Step 2) the highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Candidates will be graded against others in the pool using a point’s based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points will be awarded on the basis of the information provided in their profiles, i.e. Age, qualification, work experience, language proficiency, etc. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply.
A candidate gets additional points for:
If a Candidate is selected for ITA in any of the Express Entry Draws
If someone is invited to apply, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for the permanent residence. The IRCC will process the best part of complete permanent residence applications received in six months or less. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. In case they do not get an invitation to Apply for permanent residence within the 12 months of submitting an express entry profile, they have to submit a new profile.
How Visas Avenue can help you apply for PR via Express Entry System?
If you choose to apply for Canadian PR via express entry through Visas Avenue Immigration, you are assured of getting thorough assistance and support in the following:
With the dedicated team of immigration specialists Visas Avenue provides its clients best support and assistance to secure their PR visa and move abroad. You may contact the experts at Visas Avenue on Toll Free No. 78-18-000-777, you may also fill the free assessment form to receive the call back from the Visas Avenue visa and immigration expert.
Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services.
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