Canada has a cutting edge program for managing intake of all federal economic class applications!

Canada is now considering potential applicants from all highly skilled occupations, there are no demand lists or priority lists based on your specific occupation.

Express Entry is by far the most complex system Canada has used for selecting Permanent Residents.

It’s designed to manage the flow of candidates into three different application streams.

Express Entry is a computerized intake system that ranks applicants in federal immigration categories.

Express Entry applications are seeing top Priority Processing.  High scoring individuals can be selected quickly, and our government is committed to processing applications within six months

Applicants create a profile on the Express Entry system; if they meet the criteria for one of these three programs, they are entered into the pool of candidates.

These candidates are then electronically scored under the “Comprehensive Ranking System” point scale based primarily on:

Express Entry has its own point system.

Applicants can score up to:

  • 500 points in Core Human Capital factors ( Age, Education, Language, Skilled Canadian Work Experience)
  • 100 points in Skill Transferability Factors (Education, Foreign Work Experience, Trade Certification)
  • 200 points for holding either an LMIA offer of employment (a Labour Market Impact Assessment from a qualifying Canadian Employer) or having an Offer of Employment and a closed Work Permit.
  • 600 points for a Provincial Nomination Certificate
  • Additional points for Canadian siblings or Canadian Education

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Canada’s Provincial Nomination Programs are being given an extra number of certificates to use in a similar manner, choosing those candidates from the pool who meet their labour market requirements. The Government of Ontario has created an Express Entry Stream called Human Capital Priorities.

High scoring individuals can receive an “Invitation to Apply” very quickly.

Instead of using the traditional first-come first-serve selection process, implementing this process allows CIC to pick the highest ranking applicants each time.

Applicants are no longer assured that they will be able to make a full permanent residence application, nor is there a specific pass mark that will get them to the top of the pile. Because the ranking is competitive, the score needed to receive an “Invitation to Apply” will change depending on the candidates who are being ranked.

Once invited, applicants will have only 90 days to prepare and submit a full application for permanent residence. Thorough preparation is the key.

IRCC has committed to process full applications within six months!

For successful applicants the process looks like this:

Applicants should focus on the process for Express Entry and the steps they need to take.

We can help you every step of the way to give you the greatest chance of success.

Many issues can arise in this process and we are here to help you avoid them. There are harsh penalties for any misrepresentation in the process; this can lead to a five year ban from entering or living in Canada.

Express Entry mistakes could lead to applicant not being selected.

To learn how this system could affect you, please contact us to BOOK A CONSULTATION