If you are looking for a new life in Canada, Express Entry is the most common way. The application-processing system is online. It is an opportunity for skilled immigrants to pursue permanent residence in the country and contribute to the Canadian economy.
The first thing you would do is to check your eligibility. There are two ways you can do that: by answering questions regarding your nationality, language, age, education, job experience, family and other necessary details or by thoroughly reading the detailed requirements for each program;
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Language Skills: English or French with Canadian Language Benchmark 7
Type/Level of work experience: Canadian or foreign experience in at least one of the given National Occupation Classification; 0, A, and B.
Work Experience: One year of continuous work in the last 10 years. Can be a combination of full-time, part-time work or more than one job in your principal occupation.
Job Offer: None but having a valid job offer can get you selection criteria points.
Education: Secondary Education.
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Language Skills: English or French with Canadian Language Benchmark 4 for reading and writing and 5 for speaking and listening.
Type/Level of work experience: Canadian or foreign experience in a skilled trade under National Occupation Classification B key groups.
Work Experience: Two years in the last 5 years.
Job Offer: A valid job offer of regular employment for at least a year or a certificate of qualification in the mentioned skilled trade issued by the provincial, federal or territorial authority.
Education: Not required.
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Language Skills: English or French with Canadian Language Benchmark 7 if National Occupation Classification is either 0 or A. Canadian Language Benchmark 5 if National Occupation Classification is B.
Type/Level of work experience: Canadian experience any of the three National Occupation Classification (0, A and B).
Work Experience: One year in Canada in the last 3 years.
Job Offer: Not required.
Education: Not Required.
You must be wondering about the documents. You will need to furnish information from your passport or travel document, language proficiency tests, proof of Canadian education, provincial nomination (variable), job offers (for the given program), and proof of funds. You will need following documents along with the application;
- Police Certificates
- Proof of Funds
- Medical Exams
- Birth Certificate (for dependent children)
- Marriage Certificate (if married)
- Divorce Certificate (if divorced)
- Death Certificate of the husband (if widowed)
- Adoption Certificate (for adopted children)
Moreover, the requirement varies with the program you choose, for more details contact Canvas Immigration. Submitting your Express Entry profile is a step closer to Canada. Once you create your profile and fill your details, you can submit it. As soon as you receive an invitation to apply, you will have to start filling out the form within the time of 60 days.
Here comes the most exciting part! You will get a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and a permanent resident visa upon the approval of your application. You will be interviewed and your documents will be verified in Canada. Let us help you with your immigration to Canada.