Express Entry is the most common system used for skilled workers to become permanent residents in Canada.
Canada is changing its economic immigration programs to give more opportunities to prospective skilled immigrants. Starting January 2015, skilled foreign workers will have access to Express Entry, which will cover Canada’s key economic immigration programs
The main steps are:
- Be qualified under one of the four skilled programs
- Create an Express Entry profile
- Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
- Submit your Permanent Resident application
- Become a permanent resident
In order to get into the Express Entry pool, one must first meet the minimum requirement for one of the following three programs:
Candidates who are invited to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system will benefit from fast processing times of six months or less.Express Entry will also provide a pathway for skilled workers to connect with potential job opportunities in Canada prior to arrival.Express Entry will ensure that the candidates who are most likely to succeed economically – not simply those first in line – are able to immigrate to Canada.