Success Immigration- Express Entry

Canada Express Entry Program

Canada Express Entry is the most popular route for overseas skilled professionals to settle in Canada permanently.

Express Entry, an online system used by the Canadian government, is a well-known way to grant permanent residency to professionals. Although not an independent immigration program, Express Entry serves as a system used by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada through the following current immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

It is not difficult to see that the most popular program among the ones mentioned above is the FSWP, which is based on a point system and also uses the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System).

Let us have a quick look at the basic pre-requisites that are needed to apply under the Express Entry.

For FSW:

  • CLB 7 in all four segments of language proficiency test (i.e., Band 6 in IELTS)
  • 1-year continuous full time work experience in last 10 years.
  • Teer 0, 1, 2 & 3
  • Proof of funds
  • Credential assessment by WES/IQAS/equivalent

For FST:

  • CLB 5 (English or French) in Speaking and Listening
  • CLB 4 (English or French) in Reading and Writing
  • Meet all job requirements as per NOC (except Provincial certification)
  • Have an LMIA approved Full Time job offer from one or two employers OR
  • 1 year certificate of qualification in a skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial body
  • Work Experience of 2 years Full time or equivalent in the last 5 years. It may not be continuous.

For CEC:

  • CLB 7 for Teer 0, A
  • CLB 5 for Teer 2 & 3
  • 1 year paid work experience (non-continuous allowed) in the last 3 years. It may be Full Time or even Part Time.
  • No proof of funds if employed.
  • No ECA mandatory.

𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲

Recently, We had a conversation with someone about express entry, and he mentioned that since the CRS ranking is too high, he will wait to see if it drops, since he wants to move to Canada at the earliest!

  • 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀: You cannot wait for the CRS ranking to drop before applying for the process. Regardless of your CRS score, you must be in the Express Entry pool to receive an ITA. The first step you should take if you ever want to immigrate to Canada is to be in the Express Entry Pool system.
  • 𝗧𝗶𝗲-𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲: The tie-breaking rule is a mechanism introduced by IRCC to resolve ties between Express Entry applicants with the same CRS score. It is based on the date and time that profiles were first submitted to the Express Entry Pool. The “tie-break” rule usually applies to applicants whose CRS score matches the draw cutoff. So the earlier, the better.
  • 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀: It’s always said that it doesn’t make sense to pay someone to enter the EE pool when the ranking is so high. Agreed! If so, you can submit an Express Entry profile as it’s an online application along with your IELTS and ECA approval, and it’s not rocket science! But it’s important that you enter the pool by giving yourself a chance, and you don’t literally have to pay someone to be in the pool!
  • 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽: We always hear that we want to immigrate to Canada ASAP. Any immigration takes time, and you have to be patient and determined to reach your destination. After all, we move from one country to another and do not travel across the country to arrive at our destination in a single day! There are no shortcuts, and time plays a major role in immigration because the whole system is unpredictable!
𝗟𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗿 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗘𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲

Here are the simple steps for the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) through Express Entry program

  • Get your Educational Credential Assessment done.
  • Submit your Express Entry online application.
  • Receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply).
  • Submit your visa application.

However, it is important to note that the process may not be as easy as described. Obtaining a high CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) can be challenging. That’s why we are here to guide you if you have a lower CRS score.

Express Entry proof of funds requirement update

Who needs proof of funds?

You need proof of funds to meet the minimum requirements of the:

FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Programme)

FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Programme)

DIY (Do it yourself): Express Entry 

If you have enough time, can do your Express Entry application and have sufficient knowledge, why not?

We do not encourage you to pay us blindly until and unless there is value to our service and meaning to your application! Our mission is clear: we are here to help people and build relationships, just as we are here to grow our business! That’s why we offer customised services according to your needs and call them DIY (Do it yourself). Wherever you need our help, contact us and you can be sure that we will charge you for the services according to your requirements!

  • We can also help you if there is a way to increase your CRS through different programmes depending on your profile and financial status.
  • If your CRS is low, we can help you with the provinces where you can apply.
  • If you’re already through with ITA and are looking for help with documentation, such as work experience or reference letter format, or any other documents.
  • Any questions or concerns if you’re stuck at the EE pool
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Below is the basic point system for express entry eligibility, and you have the right to know your eligibility, and you do not have to pay anyone for it!

As we all know, the basic requirement for Express Entry is 67 points. Points are awarded based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria.

Use the tool below to calculate your CRS. The higher the CRS, the greater the chances of an ITA(Invitation to apply!)

Canada Express Entry FAQ’s

The client’s occupation is mechanical engineer, but since his wife has a sister in Canada, he made her the principal applicant, but he thinks his profile in the pool is better because of his occupation. His question was: who would be the better principal applicant?

Now that IRCC already started the targeted occupation draw and yes the more CRS, the better your chances, regardless of your occupation, but it does not hurt to submit two profiles for the express entry pool to ensure you do not miss out on opportunities in the future, even if they choose to have a targeted occupation draw in the future! Whoever gets the ITA, the other person can withdraw the application from the EE pool and be included only as a dependent!

I started my Canada PR Visa Process yesterday. How long might it take for me to get the Canada PR visa?

The EE process has been streamlined; however, the duration of your ITA issuance depends on your CRS score. After receiving the ITA, you can expect a processing time of anywhere between 2 to 6 months. It is important to note that no one can guarantee or take ownership of government timelines. We can only hope and wish for outcomes to align with the official timelines.

I have 75 points out of 100. Am I eligible for the Canada Express Entry application program in 2023?

The basic eligibility requirement is 67 points, and your points have no influence on receiving an ITA. The issuance of an ITA is solely determined by the CRS ranking. Anyone who scores 67 points is eligible to enter the EE pool. The higher the CRS score, the better the chances of receiving an invitation.

Targeted Express Entry Draws | Eligible NOC Codes 2023

IRCC Minister, Sean Fraser has recently revealed the full list of occupations eligible for the newly introduced targeted Express Entry draws for 2023.

To qualify for participation in the targeted Express Entry draws during 2023, candidates must possess a minimum of 6 months of uninterrupted work experience, acquired within the last 3 years, either within Canada or internationally, in any of the occupations mentioned below.

Purpose of Targeted Express Entry Draws

Targeted Express Entry Draws are designed to address specific labor market needs and economic priorities of different Canadian provinces and territories. These draws aim to invite candidates who possess the skills and experience required by particular regions or industries within Canada.

The adoption of a category-based selection process not only addresses the demands of the labor market but also enhances the efficiency of the Express Entry system.

By carefully choosing candidates who possess the potential to seamlessly integrate into Canadian society and contribute significantly to its future, the government ensures a continuous influx of skilled workers who will make valuable contributions to the nation.

The list of occupations eligible to apply for the targeted Express Entry Draws are

  • Healthcare Occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • How Many years of Experience do I need to be eligible for Targeted Express Entry Draws?
  • You must possess a minimum of one year of work experience in occupations classified as TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 in order to qualify for any Express Entry program.

If you have worked for at least 6 months within the past three years in any of the 82 targeted occupations, then you would be eligible to be considered in one of the targeted rounds of invitations for the Express Entry program.

What impact would targeted Express Entry draws have on CRS scores?

It is anticipated that the CRS cutoff score will decrease for Express Entry profiles with experience in the specified occupations/NOC codes. Conversely, the CRS cutoff score will rise for profiles that do not fall within the targeted occupations/NOC codes.

Full list of Eligible occupations for Targeted Express Entry Draws 2023

History of Canada Immigration

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As far as we know the history of Canadian immigration, it was never about Express Entry or CRS. It was a very plain and simple procedure in earlier days, where you would submit all the documents as per the basic requirements and receive feedback from IRCC within 7-8 years. Yes, you read that right. The processing time for Canada was long in the early days. However, they introduced the fast-track process in between, where the TAT only took about 12-24 months. That was a big change on the part of IRCC in terms of timelines. Soon after, they had to pause the PR applications for about a year to streamline the process. Then, later came our Express Entry program. This information is based on our knowledge and observations.

If you’re willing to migrate to Canada under Express Entry then please fill in the details below for our experts to review and inform you if there’s any opportunity for your PR through Express Entry or any other category. We will call you back within 24 hours after receiving the inquiry form to discuss your opportunity in detail.

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Do you have any children under the age of 22? *
Marital Status
Have you submitted a profile in the Federal Express Entry pool?
Did you sit an English and/or French test?
Do you (or your spouse, if applicable) have family members or relatives who are over 18 and residing in Canada?
Do you currently have an offer of employment from a Canadian employer?
Have you (or your spouse or common-law partner or any of your dependent children) ever had a serious medical condition?
Have you (or your spouse or common-law partner or any of your dependent children) ever had a criminal record (arrested, charged or convicted)?
Have you or your spouse previously applied for a visa to Canada?