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Canada Express Entry System

What is the Express Entry System of Canada Immigration?

The Express Entry system is a point-based online Immigration System of Canada, launched by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC (then CIC), in January 2015. The Canadian government invites the foreign skilled and talented people 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.

What are the Six Selection factors of Express Entry System?

The IRCC selects the skilled immigrants through its point-based system that allocates points to the registered candidates, based on their crucial profile factors, i.e.

  • Age-The age of an applicant is a crucial selection factor¬†in¬†Express Entry Canada.¬†You get maximum points for age factor, especially in the age group 18-35. However, the immigration points start decreasing with age increase, though, you can still apply if your point score is high, based on other factors.
  • Education‚Äď You need to be at least graduate to apply Canada PR. However, you get good immigration points and subsequently, decent CRS score, for Canada PR in express entry system, if you have a Master’s Degree or PhD.
  • Work Experience-¬†You need minimum one year of experience to apply for Canadian PR via Express Entry, however, to obtain good CRS point score in EE system, you must have the work experience of 3 years or above.
  • Language Proficiency‚Äď You need to prove your language proficiency level in English or French by providing the approved language test result, i.e. IELTS with the right proficiency level (minimum CLB 7). Higher proficiency, i.e. CLB 9 or 10, will help you get higher points for language factor.
  • Adaptability-Past experience or education in Canada, of an applicant or his/her spouse, can help win valuable points.
  • Arranged Employment‚Äď Although not obligatory, however, if you have a job offer from Canada, it can get you some key immigration points in¬†Canada’s Federal Express Entry System.

What is the minimum point’s requirement in the Express Entry System?

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 have access to view and notify the Express Entry candidates to apply in their respective¬†Provincial Nominee Programs¬†to meet the local labour market needs accordingly. Let us find out about the vital eligibility requirements of the express entry system.

Canada Express Entry eligibility Criteria 

The essential express entry eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Provide the score results of the language test. The language tests results are valid for two years and
  • Overseas applicants need to show their Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report lists parallel to Canadian education. ECA’s are valid for five years.
  • A candidate needs to apply online in Express entry and submit EOI.
  • Need to score minimum 67 points based on their profile factors (i.e. age, education, language proficiency, etc.) to become eligible to apply via the express entry system
  • Provide the health and character certifications once ITA (invitation to apply) for PR visa is issued.

As you are now aware of the express entry system’s main requirements, it is time to know more about the periodic Express entry draws.

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw- 2021

The Canada Express Entry open a draw every fortnight to choose the top-ranking candidates and invite them to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) visa. For every express entry draw, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announce the CRS score requirement OR Express Entry Cut Off marks. The candidates, who meet or exceed the cut-off, become eligible to receive ITA from IRCC. You may visit the Latest Express Entry Draw 2021 page on Visas Avenue website to explore the latest EE draw results.

See the complete list of Express Entry Draw results here.

What is Canada Express entry minimum Points Requirements?

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 cannot score the minimum points, under FSW category, you will not be able to apply Canada PR through express entry system.

Once you have scored the eligibility points and qualified for the EE system as an applicant, you will find the place in the Express Entry pool of candidates. Now, the IRCC will assess your EOI profile and subsequently, give you a CRS Point score, based on the similar selection factors.

The Candidates submitting their EOI (Expression of Interest) in Express Entry pool get the points for their each profile factor, 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 IRCC choose the candidates with top CRS score through 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.

Click here to explore latest Express Entry Rule Changes 2021

How to apply in express entry system of Canada?

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 find a place in EE pool.

The prospective candidates need to complete an online express entry profile wherein they mention their Skills, Work experience, Language ability, Education and Other details required by the IRCC for assessment. The candidates meeting the eligibility parameters find a place in The Express Entry pool of candidates.

  • The IRCC will assess the registered candidates against others within the EE pool, and rank them based on criteria known to develop a newcomer’s economic success in Canada.
  • The top-ranked candidates, and those with valid offers or provincial/territorial nominations, get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence.¬†

Step 2) the highest-ranking candidates in the pool get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for a PR visa.

Candidates get the CRS score against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Based on the information you provided in their profiles, you will get these points, i.e. age, qualification, work experience, language proficiency, etc. Candidates with the highest scores in the pool receive an Invitation to Apply. A candidate gets additional 600 CRS points for,

  • A nomination received from a Canadian province or territory

When IRCC issue the ITA to an applicant in any of the periodic Express Entry Draws

If an applicant has received the ITA, 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 EE profile.

How can Visas Avenue 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 will get thorough assistance and support in the following:

  • Full guidance to meet the documentation requirements for the Canada FSW programs,
  • Guidance for Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
  • Inform the clients with up to date PNP details.

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 with any job or job assistance services.


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