If you are a skilled worker, you may be eligible for permanent residence through Express Entry.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an algorithm, like a special formula developed by the government.
However, it is not a program. Instead, it manages the following programs:
Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program,
Federal Skilled Trade (FST) Program, and
Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program.
Express Entry determines if a candidate is eligible for at least one of the above programs.
If you are unsure, we can also help you to determine your eligibility.
How does Express Entry work?
The first thing you need to do is to create an Express Entry profile.
We can help you create your profile and represent you till your application is complete.
You will need to meet certain requirements when you are creating your profile. If you are eligible, your profile will be placed in a pool with other candidates.
Meanwhile, you will receive a score based on your information. This score is called a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
However, having a profile does not mean you can apply for permanent residence. Instead, the system will invite you to apply based on your CRS score.
Periodically, the Express Entry system selects the top candidates in the pool. These candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
You can only apply for permanent residence when you receive the ITA.
Your CRS score matters
Each time the Express Entry system selects candidates, it also announces the lowest cut-off CRS score.
Then, each round of invitations may target either one specified program or all programs.
Therefore, to receive an ITA, you must:
Be eligible for the program of which the round of invitation targets, and
Have a CRS score higher than the lowest cut-off score.
How to increase the CRS score?
First of all, it is necessary to know what factors influence your CRS score.
The Express Entry system calculates the CRS score based on the following factors:
Level of education,
English and/or French proficiency,
Spouse or common-law partner factors,
Brother or sister living in Canada as a citizen or permanent resident,
Arranged employment (this means a job offer that is supported by a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment), and
Provincial or territorial nomination.
There are certain factors that you can work on to increase your CRS score. For example, you can improve your language proficiency. Likewise, you may get a higher level of education.
Of course, you should focus on factors you can actually improve upon, so you don’t waste your efforts.
We can also help you to determine how to improve your CRS score.
Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program
Some Express Entry candidates in the pool may also receive an invitation to apply for provincial nomination.
If you receive this invitation, you can apply for nomination under a specific provincial or territorial nominee program.
A provincial or territorial nomination gives candidates an additional 600 CRS points.
We can also help you with your Ontario nomination. To learn more, please visit our Service page.
Can my family members also immigrate with me?
The answer is yes.
If you are applying under Express Entry, you can include the following family members in your application:
To clarify, a dependent child must be less than 22 years of age. Further, they must not have a spouse or partner.
Enter truthful information only
You will notice that you don’t need proof when creating your Express Entry profit.
However, this does not mean you can enter false information in order to increase your CRS score.
Submit your permanent residence application
When you receive an ITA, you have 60 days to submit your permanent residence application.
In your application, you need to enclose the proof for the information you have entered when you were creating your profile.
Tips: you should collect the supporting documents (proof) as soon as possible so you don't miss the deadline.
We can also help you collect or preserve supporting documents.
If you do not wish to proceed, you may decline the ITA.
If you decline the ITA or miss the deadline, you won’t be able to submit the application other than creating a new profile.
Express Entry and LGBT immigration
Many LGBT people wish to move to Canada either for work or study. They eventually want to settle here permanently.
In fact, both work experience and education in Canada will be helpful under Express Entry.
You may also find other pathways to a work permit on our Service Page.
Further, some of the LGBT may already be eligible for permanent residence even without Canadian work experience or education.
To emphasize, if you have a same-sex spouse or partner, you can also help them to get permanent residence under Express Entry.
Book a consultation today, we can help you with your questions.
What we do?
Firstly, we help LGBT people to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, and we create a safe and friendly place for people with immigration needs.
Then, we personalize our services for you, which may include any of the following:
Help you to determine your eligibility,
If you are not currently eligible, we help you to meet the eligibility,
Identify potential inadmissibility issues and properly address them before you apply,
Assist you in collecting or preserving the supporting documents,
Provide other advice and instructions as needed that could be critical to a successful application, and
Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
Book an initial assessment today or contact us directly.