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Express Entry to Canada

Express entry is a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for selecting skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

Express entry is a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for selecting skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

About Express Entry

The Express Entry selection process is a three-stage immigration process which involves the federal and provincial governments, as well as Canadian employers. It is used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

Stage 1 – Interested applicants complete an online application.

Stage 2 – IRCC assesses these applicants against specific eligibility criteria. If they meet the eligibility criteria, they are then entered into a pool with other eligible candidate.

Stage 3 – Candidates whose profiles match with the known need of the government, as well as, that of certain Canadian employers, are given an “invitation to apply” (ITA).

Only the candidates who receive invitations to apply are permitted to proceed to apply for permanent residence.

To apply for Express Entry, the following are required from the candidate;

  • skills work experience
  • English or French language ability
  • education and
  • other details that will be necessary in assessing eligibility

How Express Entry works

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry by completing our eligibility assessment form.

Step 2: Get your documents ready

You need some documents, such as language test results, to prove that you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents do take a long time to get, so you should start to get them ready now.

Step 3: Submit your profile

Your Express Entry profile is where you provide information about yourself.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be accepted into the pool of candidates.

Your ranking in the Express Entry pool is done using a points-based system. Your score is obtained based on the information you have provided in your profile.

Step 4: Receive invitation and apply for permanent residence

Invitations to apply are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence.

Most complete applications that have all the supporting documents are often completed in 6 months or less.

Frequently Asked Questions

You will be required to enter the amount of funds you have and are planning to use to settle in Canada, while applying. This confirms that you will be able to support yourself and your family when you get to Canada.

You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec. The province of Quebec selects its own skilled workers.

Not at first, but once you receive an invitation to apply, you must include medical examination confirmation letters and police certificates.

  1. create a Job Match account with the Canada’s Job Bank
  2. advertise yourself to Canadian employers using private sector job boards

Why hire AP Lawyers to represent you in the Express Entry processes?

Our experience and dedication will always increase your chances of success. We know what to look out for in the application process. We are thorough and we can advise you on ways to improve your chances of being selected. We have Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s authorization to represent you in the Canada Immigration processes and we are members in good standing of a Canadian Law Society.