On January 1 2015, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC)–the organization responsible for managing the visa and immigration affairs for the nation–launched an ‘Express Entry’ visa programme, to speed up and facilitate the process of immigration of the skilled workers. Under this specific and much talked about immigration programme, anyone who wants to live and work in the hotspot permanently can create an online profile, and submit their online application to secure a visa.
Based on a points system, the IRCC will shortlist the eligible candidates, and send them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a visa. If you also want to utilize the very popular and exceedingly efficient Express Entry programme for Canada, as your immigration ladder, read this article to get a step by step understanding of the process.
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Step 1 –Coming back to the step by step process, the foremost step before applying for the scheme is to meet the eligibility criteria. From determining your proficiency in English/French to sharing your work experience and educational documents, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements. As it is based on a first come first serve basis, if you want to immigrate, you must create an online profile at the earliest.
Step 2 – Additionally, it is recommended to obtain a Labour Market Impact Association (LMIA) based work offer in the nation. The reason: it significantly boosts your chances of obtaining the highly useful and much desired (for obvious purposes) Permanent Residency (PR) in the country.
Step 3 – After creating your online profile, it is important to follow up with the right documents and proofs, to back up your statements for the express immigration. Just creating your profile is not enough.
So, follow these steps to ensure your online profile stands out from the pool of applicants, and your chances of obtaining PR with the scheme improve rather effortlessly. Often people perceive the Express Entry as a new immigration programme.But, the fact remains that it is simply a new mechanism to facilitate the migration of the trained manpower and professionals to the destination, and help them realize their dream of living and settling down there in on a permanent basis.
Thus, if you have not already, start by collecting all important documents required in the immigration process, obtain a solid IELTS/TOEFL score, and complete an Educational Credentials Assessment (ECA), to duly validate your documents. Once you are through with these steps, create an online profile and submit your application in the Express Entry Programme of Canada, and get a step closer to the country!