Entry is an online system created in 2015 to manage applications for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada. It allows eligible candidates to submit a profile directly online.. Eligible immigration candidates with the needed CRS score are then invited to submit an application for permanent residence.
What is the expression of interest and “Express Entry” model?
The expression of interest model is a program whereby candidates submit credentials that conform to existing economic program selection criteria, for example, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or the Canadian Experience Class Program. Canada is then able to select from that pool whichever applicants they feel are the most likely to establish themselves economically and contribute to Canadian society.
If you are eligible to apply , you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the Express Entry system. Once your profile is submitted, you are automatically assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Approximately 2 weeks to 1 month, the Canadian government conducts a draw on Express Entry where they issue invitations to apply (ITAs)
Upon receiving an ITA, eligible candidates with their immediate family members can then submit a complete application for Canadian permanent residence, which will be processed within six months.
Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria – Express Entry
Summary of maximum points per factor for Express Entry candidates
A. Core / Human Capital Factors
|Factors||Points per factor – With a spouse or common-law partner||Points per factor – Without a spouse or common-law partner|
|Level of education||140||150|
|Official languages proficiency||150||160|
|Canadian work experience||70||80|
B. Spouse Or Common-Law Partner Factors
|Factors||Points per factor (Maximum 40 points)|
|Level of education||10|
|Official language proficiency||20|
|Canadian work experience||10|
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)
|Education||Points per factor (Maximum 50 points)|
|With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree||50|
|With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree||50|
|Foreign work experience||Points per factor (Maximum 50 points)|
|With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience||50|
|With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience||50|
|Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations)||Points per factor (Maximum 50 points)|
|With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification||50|
A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points
D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)
|Factor||Maximum points per factor|
|Post-secondary education in Canada||30|
Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points