Express Entry: Your Pathway to Canadian Permanent Residence

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Canadian Permanent Residence is a legal immigration status given to immigrants to enable them to stay study or work in Canada indefinitely. Application for Canadian Permanent Residence is made online, and it is done on points-base.

Most candidates desirous of migrating to Canada under the express entry program do not know how to go about it. There is a way it works and you cannot understand it until you make yourself available to relevant information.

Draws on express entry based on the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for applicants who have profile on the express entry pool. Many people are just wishing and praying to migrate to Canada without considering the practical steps towards it. Points are awarded based on academic qualification, work experience, job offer, language proficiency, certification in jobs in demand, relationship with Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents etc.

In recent times, the monthly draws have seen candidates within the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 440-445 being issued with Invitation to Apply (ITAs). A minimum of 3,900 are invited on monthly basis to apply for the Canadian Permanent Residence.

There are four significant steps you must go through in processing your application for the status of a Canadian Permanent Residence.

 

Canadian Permanent Residence

Canadian Permanent Residence Application Process

FIRST STEP:

Eligibility Test: Confirm your eligibility for the Express Entry program through the IRCC website.

SECOND STEP:

Documentation: You are expected to provide documentation such as evaluation of your certificate or credentials by WES or other recognized agency to process your Educational credential Assessment (ECA), obtain language test results such as IELTS or TEF Language Test depending on your language before you can be to enter the Express Entry pool.

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You may also be required to show proof of funds with which you will be sustained during your early days in Canada. Visit the IRCC website to know the amount of money you are required to have as an applicant; this will largely depend on the size of your family. Some applicants who have obtained work permit may be exempted from showing proof of funds.

Some documents take a long time to process; therefore, you must start as soon as you can to before your proposed date of travel.

THIRD STEP:

Create an Express Entry Profile: Creating an express entry profile places you in a pool where you provide information concerning your age, education, work experience and language ability which will ultimately determine your score or points. Draws are conducted, and candidates qualify based on their points as against a cut off Comprehensive ranking System (CRS). Your score is based on the information you provide.

Some applicants who do not qualify directly for the Express Entry due to age and other circumstances go through provinces who nominate applicants based on other factors irrespective of age.

In case you are unable to determine which option to follow, you may contact us through: betterritafrancis@gmail.com for professional advice or immigration assistance on your migration plans.

 

FOURTH STEP:

Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence (ITA): Invitations to apply are sent to candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you have a period of 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence online along with all the documents and proofs mentioned above.

Your application will be processed if submitted along with the supporting documents within six months from the date of submission.

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