Canada Express Entry Program
On January 1, 2015, Canada introduced a program called Express Entry that proved to be a blessing for potential immigrants as it opened up multiple job opportunities for labour market applicants to fill the gaps in Canada.
Canadian PR visas are issued on the basis of two alleyways – the Express Entry Program and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). With this visa, an applicant is given nearly all the rights and benefits that a Canadian citizen has.
Although visa grants the right to settle anywhere in the country under the Express Entry Program, the PNP program allows visa only for a specific province.
Steps to follow to apply for Canadian Permanent Resident Program
- language ability
- work experience
- other factors
Your resultsAll Express Entry candidates get a score out of 1,200, based on the four parts of the Comprehensive Ranking System formula. We invite the highest-ranking candidates from the pool to apply as a permanent resident through regular “rounds of invitations.” See what minimum scores have been in the past.
Following minimum score is required to earn good amount of point for Express Entry:
- Reading – 7 band
- Writing – 7 band
- Listening – 8 band
- Speaking – 7 band
- Passport or travel document
- Language test results – IELTS
- Education Credential Assessment report
- Provincial nomination (Only if you have one)
- Experience certificates from employers in last 10 years
- Job offer from Canadian Company (Only if you have one)
- Police Clearance Certificates
- Medical Exams
- Proof of fund
It is time to create a profile by providing the details and enter the pool of candidates for Express Entry Program. Your profile will be ranked in Express Entry pool by points-based system. These points are calculated on the basis of information you will provide in your profile.
Once the draw is conducted and if the cut-off score is equal or above the point candidate has, he or she will receive the Invitation to Apply for Canadian PR. For example, your total score based on the information you have provide in your profile is 450 (CRS Score) and the draw cut-off is 445, in this case you are receive the invitation to apply for PR. This also varies, lets say the Canadian government decided to call 3500 candidates whose scores are above 445 and in the express entry pool of candidate you application number is 3501, so in this case you will not receive the Invitation to Apply for Canadian Immigration.
Once you receive Invitation to Apply (ITA), candidate need to upload all the documents online.
Once your documents are verified, which candidate has submitted online, candidate has to wait for the final decision. Normally it takes six months or less in this process and if the application is approved, applicant will receive the authorization to activate PR status in Canada.
13th November 2019 CRS Draw Score Cut-off
|Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
27 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
30 Oct 2019
16 Oct 2019
500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
2 Oct 2019
18 Sep 2019
4 Sep 2019
Proof of Fund Details:
|No. of Family Members||Funds required (in Canadian dollars)|
For each additional family member