Express Entry (EE) is an online immigration application system which allows people to submit a profile and be considered as a skilled immigrant. Candidates with the highest rankings are invited to apply for permanent residency.
How does EE work?
If you fill out a profile for Express Entry, your application will be ranked according to a points system. Your Express Entry profile will get points based on:
Your education level;
Your abilities in English and/or French (Canada's 2 official languages);
Your work experience and skills;
If you have a job offer in Canada; and
Your spouse's education, language abilities and work experience.
Additional points are also awarded if you have completed a college or university program in Canada or if you have a provincial nomination.
Based on the total points you get, if you are highly ranked, you will be invited to apply for permanent residence as a skilled immigrant.
Once you accept the invitation to apply and submit further documentation, your PR application will then be processed within the next 6 months.
Which Immigration Programs Does EE Cover?
You must use Express Entry to apply for:
Do I Qualify for EE?
You qualify for Express Entry if you meet the eligibility criteria for the Skilled Worker program, Skilled Trades program, or Canadian Experience Class.
How Does EE Choose People for PR?
Once you submit a profile, your profile will be entered into a pool (group) of all the people who have currently applied for Express Entry.
You will then be ranked against other people in the pool. Your ranking is based on the number of points you have.
If you are at the top of the rankings, your profile will be drawn (selected) from the list of applications. You will then get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence as a skilled immigrant.
Alexander Immigration Services can help assess your case, highlight the best aspects of your application, focussing especially on obtaining the highest eligible score you can get, so that chances of an invitation are maximized.
We will also work with you and assist in submitting the required documentation after an Invitation to apply in a timely manner for you to obtain you Canadian Permanent Residence.
Contact us for your free assessment and to discuss various options of achieving your Canadian Dream.