The Express Entry System is NOT a new immigration program.
It is acting as a filtering system for choosing “better” candidates for economic immigration to Canada.
Any applicant under economic immigration programs – Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Trade Skilled Worker or some Provincial Nominee – must go through the Express Entry System first before being “permitted” to submit an application for permanent residence to Canada.
Two steps are required:
- Step 1 – a potential candidate must file a profile document to Job Bank Canada, by answering all questions to show her qualifications for application. Citizenship and Immigration Canada would pick two priority classes (workers with Labour Market Impact Assessment and selected provincial nominees) first and finally pick those who score the highest based on four main criteria: (1) Canadian Work experience; (2) Education; (3) Language; (4) Job offer in Canada to send out an invitation to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.
- Step 2 – invited applicants must submit their completed permanent resident application within 60 days from the date of such invitation.
We caution everyone to make sure how the current system of “first come first serve” change to the new system of “best & brightest” to prepare for successful economic applications to Canada.”
If you have any individual questions or concerns, please contact our office for more customized consultation for your unique situation. Please note that this posting is for general information only and is not to be considered binding or official legal counsel since situations will vary and can be complicated. The content in this post is current as of the day of entry. Due to the changing nature of Immigration law, the information in this entry may or may not still be applicable