For Skilled Immigrants Coming To Canada For Economic Opportunity, The Government Invites You To Apply Via Their Express Entry Pool
The Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued an invitation to 755 eligible candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada, according to Canada Visa’s Immigration News. These candidates were drawn from the Express Entry Pool on July 27th, 2016. Successful applications will grant permanent residency to the primary applicant along with their spouse, common-law partner, and/or dependent children.
What Is Express Entry?
The Express Entry system was first introduced to Canada on January 1st, 2015 by the Conservative government. It is an immigration management system that classifies hopeful economic immigrants in one of three categories:
- Federal Skilled Worker;
- Federal Skilled Trades; and
- Canadian Experience Class.
Eligible candidates submit profiles to the Express Entry pool and are ranked through a points system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those applications are then prioritized according to the points system, with the highest-scoring candidates prioritized for application whenever the government performs a draw from the pool.
Permanent Residency Invitations
The number of invitations issued whenever a draw is made by the government varies, generally ranging from 1,100 to 1,600 invitations per draw. Draws are made frequently, with 23 draws from 2015 that resulted in 47,851 invitations for permanent residency applications through Express Entry. At least one draw has occurred every month since the program was first implemented.
CRS: What Do I Get Points For?
Points are granted based on age, level of education, language ability in French or English, and Canadian work experience. If the applicant has a spouse, the points are calculated differently: maximum number of points may or may not be achieved, and the spouse’s age, education level, language ability, and Canadian work experience can contribute to the total number of points granted to the applicant. Applicants can also get 600 additional points through a job offer (approved through a Labour Market Impact Assessment) or a Provincial Nomination through the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program.
After The Application
Those invited to apply through the Express Entry Pool have 30 days to complete their application. Once the application has complete, the Canadian government aims to process the application within six months. However, at that second stage permanent residency application will also be assessed for admissibility (such as medical and criminal admissibility) and Applicants will definitely benefit from the assistance of a Canadian Immigration Lawyer to ensure they meet all the relevant requirements.
How do I apply?
If you are looking to immigrate to Canada for better economic opportunities, you can create a free Express Entry profile online. Visit the Government of Canada’s website for more information, or visit this F.A.Q. page to answer some common questions you may have on immigration.