The year 2014 has seen record-breaking immigrants to Canada. Still, due to one or another reason, a large number of visitors has been left behind. Those who still cherish their immigration dreams need not to worry! The one month old Express Entry Program will help you live your long pending dreams.
For all those people who want to immigrate to Canada, the Express Entry program 2015 is one of the quickest program providing an easy entry into Canada. The latest news coming from Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is that the first draw has already taken place and 779 lucky applicants have received an “Invitation to apply”, and it is expected that future draws will take place more frequently.
Canada Express Entry 2015–Immigrate to Canada
If you wish to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry Program, then you need to follow certain procedure. The prospective immigrants need to create an online profile stating an “Expression of Interest” (EoI), as to why they want to live and work in the nation.
Applicants–who are eligible for any of the economic program such as Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs–will be placed in the Express Entry Pool, and will be ranked against each other as per the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Thereafter, they will be selected by the provincial government, Federal government and Canadian employers, and will be issued an Invitation to apply.
Chosen aspirants will have a maximum of two months to claim Permanent Residence (PR). Any applicant, who does not have prior job offer from a Canadian Employer or a territorial/provincial nomination, may register themselves with the Job Bank. It provides an open opportunity to promote themselves. It’s a search engine where employers in need may search for employees as per their needs. Once they have found a suitable match, they may offer them a job.
Express Entry does not have an occupation list
Unlike the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) was restricted to 50 occupations only, Express Entry welcomes one and all. It means applicants from any field may create an online profile, provided they have an experience of one year in the respective field in the past 10 years. The programme is cap-free. It means till the time programme is open, any number of applications can be processed.
Just to ensure the integrity of the Express Entry Programne, the CIC has incorporated severe penalties. If any misrepresentation or false information is provided, the applicant is forbidden from entering the Express Entry Pool for up to five years. He may also be prohibited from applying for Permanent Residence (PR) for a maximum of five years.
Skilled workers, who wish to enter the Express Entry Pool, need to demonstrate language proficiency in any of the two official languages, i.e., English or French. Candidates may appear for CELPIP or IELTS for English language and TEF for French. Aspirants–who fail to prove their language proficiency–may fail to enter the Express Entry Pool.