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Express Entry was launched by the Canadian Government on January 1, 2015 as a way to choose skilled immigrants as Permanent Residents to Canada based on their ability to settle in Canada successfully. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.
Express Entry is used to manage applications for Permanent Residence under three federal economic immigration programs:
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs.
Step 1 – Potential Candidates must complete an Online Express Entry Profile
Step 2 – The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for Permanent Residence
Candidates will be ranked against others in the pool using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points are awarded using the information in their profile.
Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply. Candidates will be awarded points for:
A candidate can get additional points for:
A candidate can get further additional points by June 6, 2017, for:
These additional points will make a candidate rank high enough to be invited to apply at the next eligible round of invitations.
If someone is invited to apply, they will have 60 days to submit an online application for Permanent Residence.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning, those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less.
Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times.
For further information regarding the Express Entry process, Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.