FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – EXPRESS ENTRY
The Express Entry introduced by the CIC (Citizenship and Immigration Canada) is a electronic system to provide employment opportunities to deserving candidates. The Express Entry is started to accelerate and administer the immigration process through Federal Immigration Programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
Here below are few common questions and their answers regarding the Express Entry.
WHAT IS EXPRESS ENTRY? HOW DOES IT WORK?
The Express Entry is a new way of supervising the Permanent Residency Programs in Canada. Candidates who show interest in migrating to Canada have to create an online profile to begin the application process. This profile consists of basic details, age, education qualifications, language skills, employment history and skill sets. The Candidate is then awarded with points for these skills out of a total of 1200.The federal government has the right to choose which candidates make their way in to the Pool of Candidates.
Once a Candidate makes it into the pool, he gets ranked against other candidates according to his language skills, education, employment history, etc. The Canadian employers then choose candidates as per their requirements and provide them employment offers.
Apart from this, some provinces also have the right to choose candidates from outside of the Express Entry System.
WHICH IMMIGRATION PROGRAMS ARE APPLICABLE TO THE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM?
The Federal Immigration Programs that are applicable to the Express Entry system are –
- FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER PROGRAM
- FEDERAL SKILLED TRADES PROGRAM
- CANADIAN EXPRESS CLASS
There is also a list of provinces in Canada, which can select candidates from the pool and employ them to satisfy the labour needs of the market.
HOW USEFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY TO ME?
As an applicant, you have to create an online profile to apply for Express Entry. This profile will consist of the following skills
- LANGUAGE SKILLS
- EXPERT SKILLS
- WORK EXPERIENCE (BOTH IN CANADA AND OUTSIDE CANADA), ETC
Once you make the profile, you will score certain points under the CRS calculator. This score will determine your rank among other candidates in the pool.
DOES HE EXPRESS ENTRY SYSTEM IMPROVE THE IMMIGRATION SYSTEM OF CANADA?
The Express Entry system is a new method introduced to monitor and supervise the federal immigration programs. It will accelerate the process and improve the opportunities available for deserving candidates.
HOW HELPFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY FOR CANADA?
The main motive behind introducing the Express Entry is to fulfill the nation’s labour market needs in the most efficient way. The Express Entry is a faster and more systematic way of processing immigration and visa arrangements. Express Entry entertains specifically those candidates to whom they have sent invites via various Federal Immigration Programs.
IS IT COMPULSORY TO OBTAIN A CONFIRMED EMPLOYMENT OFFER TO BE PLACED IN THE EXPRESS ENTRY POOL?
Once you apply for any of the federal immigration programs, you have to create a profile, which is later submitted into the pool of candidates.Once your score is calculated, your rank will be set against that of other candidates in the pool. The competition will be between candidates who have not already received an employment offer. There is always an added benefit of having a confirmed employment offer from a Canadian employer, though it is not mandatory to have one while applying.
HOW DOES THE JOB BANK FUNCTION IN THE EXPRESS ENTRY?
Once a candidate enters the pool of candidates, they receive a personal reference number. The next step is to submit their resume along with the reference number in the Canada Job Bank. This enables the Canadian Employers, federal agencies and provincial agencies to view your profile and send invites accordingly.
IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY USEFUL TO THE CANADIAN TERRITORIES AND PROVINCES?
Canadian provinces and territories will have access to the pool of candidates and can select candidates as per the market requirements of their territories. In case a candidate gets selected to a particular province, he or she is awarded with extra points to be eligible to get an invite for Permanent Residency in Canada.
HOW USEFUL IS THE EXPRESS ENTRY FOR RECRUITMENT FIRMS AND EMPLOYERS IN CANADA?
The Express Entry offers the recruitment firms and employers with an opportunity to select candidates via Job Bank and assist the government in response to the employment requirements in the country.
CAN I START WORKING IN CANADA BEFORE I RECEIVE MY PR PERMIT?
You can arrive to Canada for employment only after you receive either a work permit or a PR permit.
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