Express Entry endeavors to make the immigration system uncomplicated and faster for candidates.
Express Entry is the process used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to choose candidates who would like to immigrate to Canada. The government of Canada uses the following four economic immigration programs to select candidates:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class (previously Federal Skilled Worker Program)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (previously Federal Skilled Trades Program)
- Canadian Experience Class
- A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs
Express Entry Process
Determine your eligibility:
- Completing an issued assessment form is the first step to determining your eligibility to enter the Express Entry pool. Our team will evaluate your completed form and quickly inform you on whether or not you qualify under any of the federal economic immigration programs.
- Candidates who qualify to immigrate to Canada under any of the federal economic immigration program may enter the Express Entry pool. If you are not currently eligible, you can work towards becoming eligible by improving your core human capital factors in areas such as your skills, work experience, language ability, and education credentials.
- Determining eligibility into one of the federal economic immigration programs is an essential step towards immigrating into Canada through Express Entry.
JAP ensures that you are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs and also helps you to prepare an accurate application for the Express Entry pool. Our professional immigration consultants will assess all of your supporting documents, submit your application before deadlines, and follow it up all the way while communicating with the government on your behalf.
Complete an Online Express Entry Profile
Permanent residence candidates who qualify under any of the federal economic immigration programs can express their interest in immigration to Canada by creating an online profile. Applicants need to provide information about their education, skills, work experience, English and/ or French language ability, and other personal information.
Candidates who meet the criteria of one or more of the above mentioned federal economic immigration programs are placed in a pool of candidates who are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System. Candidates who do not already have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination must register with Canada’s Job Bank.
All information provided in an application must be accurate, as providing wrong information could result in a ban from re-entering the pool for a number of years.
Improve your Profile and Ranking
The Comprehensive Ranking System ranks the Express Entry candidates using the following components:
- core human capital factors;
- accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, if applicable;
- skill transferability factors; and
- factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment.
There is a total if 1200 points to be obtained under the Comprehensive Ranking System.
The government of Canada selects candidates in the Express Entry pool based on their scored ranking. Consequently, it is in a candidate’s best interest to improve his or her scores and accordingly, increase his or her chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
The provincial governments and Canadian employers are also allowed to select new immigrants from the Express Entry pool.
Candidates with the highest-ranked scores (i.e. the addition of the core human capital factors score and their skill transferability factors) and those with a valid job offer or provincial nominations, are invited to apply for permanent residency. Applicants who receive an Invitation to Apply are given 60 days to submit their application. CIC strives to process all application within six months of submission.
Candidates must ensure that they complete all application forms and submit all supporting documents with the 60-day timeframe. On completion of the process, successful candidates and their dependents (spouse and children) will land in Canada as permanent residents.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence after twelve months, will automatically be removed from the pool, and will need to re-apply if they still qualify for one of the economic immigration programs.
How to Prepare for Express Entry
Prepare for language exams:
- IELTS Preparation Online Course — prepare and get the results you need to immigrate to Canada.
- French language testing, including the Test d’évaluation du français (TEF), the Test de connaissance du français (TCF), and the Diplôme d’Études en Langue Française (DELF).
Get your foreign credentials assessed according to Canadian standards.
Deal with any medical inadmissibility or criminal inadmissibility issues you may have.
Browse available Provincial Nominee Programs that have an enhanced stream aligned with Express Entry.
For more information on these categories, kindly contact us at [email protected] or through the other avenues on our contact us page.