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Express Entry

Canada

Canadian Express Entry program is a system to manage various immigration applications, that was initiated in the year 2015

Express Entry Canada

  • Canadian Express Entry program is a system to manage various immigration applications, that was initiated in the year 2015. There are three categories of immigration programs, varying on the country’s economic basis, through which any person intending to live while working a full-time job in Canada, can seek immigration through. 
  • Hence, one has to see if they meet the criteria of either Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades programs. If the criteria are in fact met, the person can formally request through their Express Entry profile to immigrate and further become a permanent resident of Canada. The request is then met with a comprehensive scoring of the candidate on the basis of their work experience, skills, educational qualifications, language proficiency, and so on - also called Comprehensive Ranking System (a point-based system). These pointers are directly based on the factors that can help a candidate flourish as a migrant in Canada. 
  • The score obtained decides the candidate’s rank within the pool of candidates waiting to immigrate. Those who score the highest, are sent an issues an Invitation to Apply (ITA) the by Citizenship and Immigration Canada for an expedited Canadian immigration and then a permanent residency. 
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  • A province or territory, and even an eligible Canadian employer has the power to nominate a potential candidate from the Express Entry pool. In case of such a nomination, the person who receives a viable employment offer or an enhanced provincial nomination, gets their Express Entry score increased by a significant margin, which gives their overall profile a major push. 
  • The process can seem a little tedious from the surface, and it sure is too; but with the help of a decent Canadian immigration partner, you will know exactly how to build your application and boost your chances at getting selected.

Comprehensive Ranking System

The Comprehensive Ranking system [CRS] is a point based system that is used to assess and score a candidate’s profile to rank them in the Express Entry pool. Total number of points available under the Express Entry CRS is 1,200. You can get up to 1200 points based on the following criteria:

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria - Express Entry

Summary of maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates

A. Core / Human Capital Factors

FactorsPoints per factor - With
a spouse or common-law partner
Points per factor - Without
a spouse or common-law partner
Age100110
Level of education140150
Official languages proficiency150160
Canadian work experience17080

B. Spouse Or Common-Law Partner Factors

FactorsPoints per factor (Maximum 40 points)
Level of education10
Official language proficiency20
Canadian work experience10
A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)

EducationPoints per factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree50
Foreign work experiencePoints per factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)Points per factor (Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification50
A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

FactorsMaximum points per factor
Post-secondary education in Canada300
Arranged employment200
PN nomination600
Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total - Maximum 1,200 points