2015 was a great beginning for those who wanted to move to Canada to work and stay. Since the CIC introduced the New Canada Express Entry System, the response from aspiring migrants has been huge. This system has been introduced to manage the permanent residency programmes more efficiently. The programmes introduced under the Express Entry System are
Aspiring migrants applying for a permanent residency visa will be ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System and will be invited for PR visa in Canada accordingly. These ranks are based on scores that the applicants will receive on various criterion mentioned in the Express ENtry System. The qualifying criterion include
To apply through this system, an applicant has to make a complete profile online and will be awarded points as per the details provided by them. Once this is done, they will be informed by the CIC which programme are they eligible under and how many points they have scored. This makes it convenient for the applicants to know where they stand and gives them a chance to improve their score by providing additional information and increasing their rankings in the CRS system.
Once these are done, they have to wait and hope to receive an invitation from the authorities. This is called the Invitation to Apply (ITA). On receiving the ITA, the applicants will be in the pool of applicants for 12 months and be open for employers to choose from. The applicant has 60 days after receiving the ITA to submit their applications and documents with the authorities.
Canada has been facing a shortage of skilled workers since the economic boom that the country has been going through for the past few years. This has led to Canadian employers going beyond the country’s borders in search of skilled professionals. With this new system in place, applicants have chance to get selected by a Canadian employer if they have an impressive profile and fulfill their requirements.
Among the many benefits of Express Entry, the one that attracts maximum applicants is that the permanent residency applications are processed within a period of six months. This is quicker than the previous system and saves a lot of time of the applicants. Those applicants who have received sponsorship from a Canadian employer or those who get nominated under the provincial programmes, will get their visas processed faster.
Hence, if you are such an applicant, it is always better to get a job sponsorship before or while applying for permanent residency in Canada. This not only assures you of getting a visa but also speeds up the whole process.
Here at Migrate Me, we not only assist you with the migration process but also with related services like relocation and job search on your behalf. If you haven’t already applied for Canada Express Entry, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa experts will get in touch with you.