As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.
The Express Entry system is the first step to immigrate to Canada under these programs. Potential candidates can complete an Express Entry profile at any time. Note that there is no deadline to complete a profile and there are no caps on the number of candidates that will be accepted to the pool.
Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence. Rounds of invitations to invite candidates to apply will take place regularly over the course of each year. We will only pick the top ranking candidates no matter when they were accepted into the pool.
If you are invited to apply, you will have 60 days to submit a complete Application for Permanent Residence online.
The first round of invitations took place on the last week of January 2015.
Express Entry is used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- The Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
- The Canadian Experience Class.
Our firm helps qualified candidates through their application under Express Entry system whether to:
- Determine your eligibility to one of these programs by assessing your case againt the criteria for each one of them
- Improve your ranking by enhancing your profil if your have already created one and you are in the pool
- Help you submit your application for PR if you have received an invitation to apply.
Remember, anything you enter into your Express Entry profil is registered under your name and used later to assess your application. Thefore, it is paramount that your submissions remain accurate not to misrepresent yourself, in which case it will result in your inadmissibility. Call us today to find out how we can help you submit your application.
Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs to meet local labour market needs.