Canada Express Entry

In January 2015 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced Canada Express Entry Program for skilled labor to join with Canadian workforce.


In January 2015 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced Canada Express Entry Program for skilled labor to join with Canadian workforce.

Below are the programs to manage Permanent Residence

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Recent Changes
  • Now you can get additional points for at least one sibling (brother or sister) already living in Canada and also a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • If you have strong French language skills, then you can get additional points.
  • Creating a Job Match account with Job Bank it is now optional.

Selection is Based on the following Criteria

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) provides you with a score based on the information considering

  • Work Experience
  • Age
  • Language Abilities
  • Education
  • Offer from Canadian Employer (Not Mandatory)

Process of Express Entry

  • You need to create an online Express Entry profile with your qualifications and skill set.
  • If you are not having a job offer from a Canadian employer, then you need to enroll in Canada Job Bank.
  • Candidates placed into the pool of Express Entry once the profile is assessed and after meeting the specific criteria.
  • Candidates ranked based on skills and job offer. The candidates securing a high score will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • Successful Candidates have to submit an application within 90 days for Permanent Residence (PR) visa along with essential documents.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will process majority applications within 6 months or less.
  • The Candidates who did not get Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence can stay in this pool maximum of 12 months from submitting to Express Entry Profile.

Program Benefits

  • No job offer required to apply for the visa. One can qualify based on the skill set.
  • Multiple Entry Visa (Initially granted for 5 years)
  • Unemployment Benefits – One can claim unemployment benefits for self and family 543 CAD/week with highest earning insurance of 51,000 CAD/annum.
  • Family visa - allows the spouse & children to accompany on a Permanent Residency
  • Legal Work Rights - For Self & Spouse
  • Free education - For children below 18 years (Public Funding Schools/Colleges), Concession in Higher education
  • Medical Benefits - For the entire family (Public Funding Hospitals)
  • Leads to Settlement - Can be eligible for Citizenship after 3 years (1095 days) of stay in Canada out of 6 years. Be physically present in Canada for at least 183 days of each year during the 4-year period
  • Gateway to the USA - Canadian Citizens are allowed to Work in the USA as a TN Visa holder for up to three years without needing to apply for a separate visa (As per NAFTA Agreement)
  • Sponsor Family members/Relatives/Friends upon becoming a citizen.

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  • Register with Migration Ideas by making the payment online/in person.
  • Migration Ideas will assign a dedicated Process Counselor to work on your case.
  • Process Counselor will issue the document checklist
  • Submit the documents as per the checklist.
  • PC will compile the file and arrange all the documents as per the required format of the applying country.
  • Dispatch the application to the Client.
  • Upon receiving the application if the paper-based applicant needs to visit the nearest VFS/Embassy office to submit the documents in person.

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