In Canada, Express Entry is a new and exciting approach to immigration, and it is based on a Human Capital model. Your age, education, language skills, professional work experience, and many other factors will be examined, and each criteria will be given a ranking score. It is designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.
Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.
It is really important to remember that this is not a new way of qualifying to immigrate. You still need to qualify in one of the main categories: most often the Federal Skilled Worker or Canadian Experience Class. It is however a new process for stepping forward, and being seen by CIC. It is more critical now than ever to have professional guidance in putting your best foot forward, and knowing all of the criteria from the beginning.
Express Entry is a selection system the Canadian Government implemented to expedite the selection and application process for various Economic Immigration Programs. It is predominantly an electronic process with online submissions which allows for quicker processing times, averaging around 6 months.
Here are some highlights of the new program: Criteria scores will be allocated up to the following maximums as follows, for a total overall of 1200 points maximum:
- Age 110
- Education 150
- Language skills 160
- Canadian work experience 80
- Partner’s education, language and Canadian work 40
- Skills transferability (cross-matching factors) 100
- And having a Provincial Nomination or Arranged Employment 600
The following programs are processed by Express Entry:
- Federal Skilled Worker Class(FSW)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)