Canada Express EntryExpress Entry is a faster way for a person to apply for PR (permanent residence) in Canada. Although it promises faster processing, but it has more stringent criteria for getting invited and then for qualifying. Express Entry is used for 3 categories of Canadian immigration – Federal
Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class. Applicants who use the Canada Express Entry program and are selected, can also attempt to fulfil local labor needs in those provinces which opt to use the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program). The entire administration process of Express Entry is guided by instructions laid down by the ministry of immigration.
gets 60 days to complete his profile, so that nothing gets left out and no wrong information gets updated. While filing in the profile (and later, while waiting to know if they have been invited on the basis of their profile), applicants can also look for jobs in Canada.
After this the authorities would be assessing the strength of the application by assigning points to the various elements in the profile (skills, education, work, languages etc.). Additional points would be awarded if the applicant already has a job offer, or if he completes some education
certification in Canada, or if he has been selected by any of the provinces under the PNP program. The application stays valid for 12 months after submission, and if there are any changes in the profile during that period, the applicant is expected to update the same on his profile.
If the applicant doesn’t receive an invitation within a year, he can assume that his profile wasn’t shortlisted, and he can begin to create a fresh profile and reapply. But if the invitation does come, then the applicant needs to formally apply for permanent residence within 90 days of getting the invitation.
Apart from the opportunity applicants get to fast track their applications through the Canada Express Entry program, it is also beneficial to the Canadian authorities, because it gives them a chance to screen those candidates who are most likely to succeed in Canada, instead of following the first come first served basis. That prevents the buildup of a large number of applications in the system.