The Express Entry system just held its fifth draw of 2020 , it is the first one for March and keeping the momentum going from the first four draws, it did not disappoint. 3,900 invitations were issued to applicants to apply for permanent residency in Canada. While that was a few less than the last draws staggering 4,500, it was still the second highest amount of ITAs for a single draw in 2020. The Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) cut off was set at 471 points, only a point higher than the last draw. If you’re consering immigrating to Canada, the Express Entry system is certainly the quickest and most effective method of doing so.
The Express Entry System is an immigration stream that was created in 2015 with the goal of fast tracking the immigration process for skilled and experienced foreigners who wish to immigrate to and settle in Canada permanently. To be eligible for Express Entry you must fall into one of the following categories:
1. Federal Skilled Worker Program
2. Federal Skilled Trades Program
3.Canadian Experience Class
If you meet the requirements of one of the above programs, you may be eligible for Express Entry and must create an Express Entry profile. You will be required to enter all your information regarding your age, educational qualifications, experience, language ability, skills transferability, background information and the same for your spouse or common law partner if you have one. All these factors will be tallied to determine your CRS. There are ways to boost your CRS and push you to the top of the pool which we will look at now.
Boost Your Comprehensive Ranking Score
|If you have a sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.||15 Points|
|Score 7 or higher on the NCLC French Language skills test.||15-30 Points|
|If you have a post secondary qualification from a Canadian institution||15-30 Points|
|Get a valid job offer||50-200 Points|
|Obtain a provincial or territorial nomination through the PNP||600 Points|
As you can see, the best way to guarantee an invitation is to earn a provincial nomination.
Provincial Nomination Program
When you create your Express Entry profile, there are two ways to obtain a provincial nomination. The first option is to simply create an expression of interest in the province you are interested in settling and working in. If your skills match up with their in demand labour requirements, they may contact you and issue you a nomination. The second option is to contact the province directly and apply for a permanent residency through the PNP if you have a valid job offer in that province. Each province has different PNP streams and requirements through which you can apply. You will still obtain permanent residency through the Express Entry System.
If you have a job offer and receive a provincial nomination, the PNP can assist you in obtaining a work permit on an expedited basis while your application for permanent residency is being processed through the Express Entry system.
Getting Your Express Entry Profile Up and Running
The two most important things you can do is make sure you don’t miss a single thing that can contribute to your CRS and that your information is all submitted on time and correctly. Any mistakes can result in your application being denied which will cost you time and money. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only improve your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will get expert advice on which program is best for your specific needs. Our RCICs are highly qualified and are granted permission by the ICCRC to assist you with your eligibility evaluation, review all your documents and application forms and submit them to the Canadian government for you.