The introduction of the Canada Express Entry earlier this year has led to a massive increase in the number of migrants applying for this process. In the past few months, Canada Express Entry has gained enough momentum and is gaining popularity among skilled migrants.
With the introduction of the Express Entry came certain rumors and myths that have got people believe in them. To clear out all misconceptions, we at Migrate Me have compiled a list of Top 4 Myths that people ‘think’ are real.
It is believed by many that the Canada Express Entry System is a mere visa program introduced by the CIC. This is completely false. The Express Entry is an online application system introduced by the CIC to facilitate faster migration process.
Also, the introduction of this system has been introduced mainly for skilled migration into Canada. The Express Entry system was introduced to attract quality skilled workers to migrate to Canada. This system thus includes few economic programs like:
This means, other visa programs still exist and you can apply for a visa for Canada in case you are applying for reasons other than employment.
The third rumour is about qualification of the applicants. It is a myth that the Canada Express Entry provides opportunities even to those who are not eligible for any of the following programs:
It is important to understand that the Canada Express Entry System has not been introduced to alter any of the immigration programs. It is an online process introduced by the CIC to speed up the process while attracting quality migrants.
It is believed by some that there exists a list of eligible occupations in the Canada Express Entry System that decides which skills are preferred more. It is true that an eligible list of occupations exists for FSWP and a list of ineligible occupations for the CEC.
But till now, there has been no clause introduced by the CIC for the Express Entry System where the applicants have to apply for a visa as per the list of eligible occupations!
Last but not the least, it is believed by some people that a job offer directly gets them 600 marks while calculating the total points. This again, is absolutely false. The CIC has its own specific definition when it comes to jobs.
To be eligible for the 600 marks while calculating the points, the candidates have to get a positive LMIA, which in many cases is difficult for candidates to obtain. Hence it is important to read thoroughly about the CIC rules and regulations. This will help you understand what the CIC expects from international migrants.
The migration process can be very tedious since there are many policies and criterion to be fulfilled to be eligible for the Canada Express Entry. As a Visa and Migration expert, we at Migrate Me try to make the process as convenient for you while we take care of the tedious procedure of documentation on your behalf.
To check your eligibility for Express Entry, just fill in our FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our consultant will get in touch with you.