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EXPRESS ENTRY

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On January 1st, 2015, the Canadian Government introduced the Express Entry system. Express Entry is a file management system used by the Canadian Government for certain immigration applications, it is not actually an immigration program itself.

 

This express entry system is now used by anyone seeking to immigrate to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Tradesperson, member of the Canadian Experience Class or a Provincial Nominee.

 

If you do not meet the requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Tradesperson, Canadian Experience Class or the Provincial Nominee programs, you will not be eligible to use the Express Entry system.

OUR SERVICES

Gold Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Online IELTS Training Videos.

  • Educational credential assessment submission.

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

  • Airport pick up, social insurance number, health care number, bank account, and telephone hook up.

  • Living accommodations, transportation introduction, resources in your new community and grocery shopping.

Silver Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Online IELTS Training Videos.

  • Educational credential assessment submission.

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

Bronze Package

  • Assessment and consultation.

  • Express entry profile submission.

  • Permanent resident application submission.

HOW DOES EXPRESS ENTRY WORK?

1

Do You Qualify?

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Documents Required

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Enter the Express Entry System

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Wait to be Selected

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Submit Application

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Immigrate

1

Do You Qualify?

In order to be eligible to submit an application through Express Entry you need to meet the criteria of one of the four immigration programs below and be able to show the minimum amount of required settlement funds for your family size.

Federal Skilled Worker

You have one year or more of full-time paid work experience in an O, A or B classified occupation and; You have achieved 67 points or higher on the Federal Skilled Worker Points System (this is based on age, education, language, work experience and adaptability. If you do not have any post-secondary education, you will not be likely to qualify.)

Federal Skilled Trades

At least two years of work experience in a skilled trade in the past 5 years and; Have a job offer from a Canadian employer of at least one year OR a Canadian skilled trade certificate or qualification.

Provincial Nominee

You have been given a nomination certificate by one of the Canadian provinces or territories. It is important to keep in mind that you can become a Provincial Nominee, but you first have to already be in the Express Entry pool under one of the other three categories if you do not already have an existing nomination.

Canadian Experience Class

Have at least one year of full time paid skilled work experience in Canada.

Settlement Funds Requirements for all programs

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Documents Required

Once you know that you qualify under Step 1 you will have to write an approved language test and obtain an educational credential assessment. Be sure to have your credentials assessed by one of the agencies recognized by Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada. We personally recommend World Education Services as we find them to be the quickest, but you can use any of the approved agencies.

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Book an Approved Language Test

If you know or think that you need to complete an approved language test for your application, ensure the Canadian government will recognize it. For Express Entry applications, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will only accept the General Training IELTS and the CELPIP-General Test for an English test. For those who speak French, they will only accept the TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français or the TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du français. Click below to learn more about what you will be tested on and the minimum scores you need to achieve to apply through Express Entry.

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Educational Credential Assessment

After you completed your education with a non-Canadian educational institution. You will need to have your qualifications assessed by a recognized organization to show that they are equivalent to a Canadian qualification. There are seven different organizations that you can use as follows:

 

-Comparative Education Service: University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

-International Credential Assessment Service of Canada

-International Qualifications Assessment Service

-International Credential Evaluation Service

-Medical Council of Canada (Doctors must use this organization)

-Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (If you need a license to practice as a Pharmacists, you must use this organization)

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Enter the Express Entry System

Once you have the documents required to enter the Express Entry system, follow the instructions on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to create your Express Entry Profile online. As long as you qualify, you will receive a message letting you know you have met the criteria, and they will give you a Job Seeker Code and Profile Code number. They will not explain why you were found ineligible. If you did not meet the requirements, you would receive an ineligible message.

Ineligibility Status

If you have been found ineligible and think there was an error, contact us today to review your profile to find the error.

Register With The Job Bank

Once you have received your eligibility message and codes, you can then use these codes to register with the Job Bank, which will also be outlined in your introduction letter from MyCIC. You will then receive another message on your account confirming your entry into Express Entry.

How A Job Offer Improves Your CRS score

Please keep in mind that even if you receive a job offer, you will only earn 50 – 200 additional points for your CRS score if the employer obtains a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) for you. The offer itself is not enough.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

At this stage you will also be issued your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on the information you have entered. This is the score that will be used when Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) selects people from the Express Entry Pool.

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Wait to be Selected

After entering the Express Entry Pool, you wait to be selected based on your Comprehensive Ranking System Score. If your score is too low, you can  begin to apply to the Provinces, which have specific Provincial programs in place for Express Entry

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Canadian Province or Territory CRS Scores

 

If you are selected by a Canadian Province or Territory 600 points will be added to your CRS score.

 

Just remember, you will be required to work and live in the province that has nominated you so ensure you are willing to comply with these requirements before applying to a province.

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Submit application

Once you have been issued an Invitation to Apply, you will be given 60 days to submit your complete application for Permanent Residency. If you do not submit your application within the specified 60-day period you will not be able to submit your application and will have to re-submit your Express Entry profile and start again. At this stage, you will be required to complete further application forms and submit additional documents to the ones done with your Express Entry Profile.

 

There are mandatory documents that all applicants will require, regardless of whether they are classified as a Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Tradesperson, a member of the Canadian Experience Class or a Provincial Nominee. If an applicant fails to upload any of their required documents on their Express Entry checklist, their application will be cancelled as incomplete and will not be processed. The applicant will then have to re-enter the Express Entry System and wait for a new Invitation to Apply, and then re-submit their full application for Permanent Residence again.

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Immigrate

Once you have submitted your application, you will be sent a message later to request that you complete biometrics at your closest visa application centre. For some, this will require travelling. Once you receive your biometrics letter, you will have 30 days to complete the biometrics. The entire processing time for applications submitted via the Express Entry system is six months from the day of submission. After six months, you will be notified if your application was approved or rejected. If approved, you will then be issued your immigrant visa and will be able to immigrate to Canada.

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Permanent Residence Approved: Next Steps

Your application was approved, and your passport was likely requested, and you were issued with an immigrant visa in your passport and a confirmation of permanent residency document. We can advise you on the next steps: landing in Canada, meeting their residency requirements, and obtaining Citizenship.

Landing Information Consultation

Book a Landing Information Consultation to learn more about the next steps relating to landing in Canada.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What kind of service do you provide?
    The Labour Market Impact Assessment Work Permit Extension on the Work Permit Permanent Residence Status in Canada Relocation Assistance (S.I.N., Banking, temporary accommodation, Health Care and ESL, etc.)
  • What positions do you recruit for?
    We provide placement services primarily in the Construction, Trucking, Welding, Manufacturing, and Service Industries. Our primary focus is to assist your organization by matching you with the right employees based on your specific needs. We do this while building partnerships based on mutual respect, trust, and professionalism.
  • What countries do you recruit from?
    We recruit from any country worldwide but specialize in select countries due to the availability of high and low skilled workers and the success rate of the immigration process per country. We specialize in recruiting from the Philippines, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Macao and Singapore.
  • What is the difference between low-skill and high-skill workers?
    The National Occupational Classification or NOC defines the difference between low and high skilled workers for short. The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. Each occupation has a designated NOC code based on the skill requirements required to perform the job. High-skilled workers are designated under skill levels 0, A, or B of the National Occupational Classification Matrix. Low-skilled positions are designated as skill levels C and D of the matrix. For further information, please refer to the matrix here.
  • Can a foreign worker work for someone else?
    Foreign workers who immigrate to Canada on a temporary work visa cannot work for any other employer unless authorized to do so. To obtain authorization to work for another employer is a painstaking process. In most cases, an employee will not try to switch employers as long as they are treated fairly and the employment contract terms are met.
  • What are my obligations as an employer?
    As an employer, you are obligated to treat foreign workers the same as treating Canadian workers. A contract between the foreign worker and the potential employer is signed before the foreign worker is granted their work permit. This contract outlines the obligations made between the employer and the employee. If the foreign worker does not meet the criteria set forth by the employer for their employees, the employer is under no obligation to keep them and can terminate their contract.
  • How long does the process take?
    The length of the process depends on the position the company is recruiting for and the country they wish to recruit from. The shortest time frame to have a foreign worker in Canada is approximately one month. The waiting times to acquire a foreign worker from beginning to end range from approximately 3-7 months.
  • How much do I have to pay for wages?
    Service Canada requirements dictate that you must pay the "Median Wage." As the Median Wage changes regularly and varies by occupation and is further determined by geographical location, we ask that you please get in touch with us for the current salary in your area for a specific occupation.
  • Do I have to deduct CPP, EI and employment tax from the foreign worker?"
    Employers are responsible for deducting the same taxes as they would from their Canadian employees.
  • Do I have to provide accommodation to the foreign worker?
    We can assist your company in finding accommodation for your foreign employees for a small fee, or you can choose to help the workers secure their accommodations. The employer must ensure that the employee's accommodations are no greater than 33% of the employee's gross wage for low-skilled workers. Temporary foreign workers usually choose to share accommodations to lower the cost of living.
  • How much do your services cost?
    Our company has several packages available to suit your needs.
  • Do I need to sign a contract?
    You will be required to sign a contract for either a one or two-year period. However, if for some reason you no longer need the worker, you may terminate the contract provided that it is done in accordance with the provincial labour laws in your province.
  • How long can I employ a Foreign Worker?
    There are currently no restrictions on the length of employment. As long as both the employer and the employee meet the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, they may renew indefinitely.
  • Aside from wages, are there other costs associated with getting a Foreign Worker?"
    If you are hiring a lower-skill worker, you will be responsible for purchasing a return flight for the worker as an employer. If you are hiring a skilled worker, you are not required to pay the flight costs.
  • Can I hire a part-time Temporary Foreign worker?
    All positions must be full-time. However, the number of hours that qualify as full-time varies significantly from province to province. It can be as little as 30 hours per week, depending on which province the Foreign Worker is employed in. There are some exceptions, such as a Temporary Foreign Worker holding an open work permit or a study permit.

WHAT'S NEXT?

Take Our Free Assessment

Complete our free assessment here to have our Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant evaluate whether you would be eligible to immigrate to Canada at this time.

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