NEW Express Entry

  • Starting January 2015, skilled foreign workers will have access to Express Entry – a new electronic application management system – which will apply to Canada’s key economic immigration programs:
    • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP);
    • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP);
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC); and,
    • A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
  • Express Entry is not a new immigration program; it is a new way for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to manage economic immigration applications online.
  • Express Entry will provide employers with access to skilled foreign nationals whom they can consider for a permanent position when they are unable to fill a position with a Canadian or permanent resident.
  • For prospective skilled foreign workers, Express Entry will result in faster processing times.

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Express Entry: Changes how Canada selects skilled immigrants

  • CIC will select candidates that are most likely to succeed in Canada, rather than the first in line
  • Express Entry candidates with a valid job offer or P/T nomination will quickly be invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence
  • In 2015 the new Job Bank will connect Canadian employers with a pool of skilled foreign national candidates if they can’t find Canadians or permanent residents to do the job
  • Express Entry candidates will benefit from processing times of six months or less

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The New Two-Step Application Process: Candidate
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Step 1: Express Entry Profile

  • Potential candidates will submit an online Express Entry profile.
  • Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry will be accepted into the Express Entry pool.
  • They will be assessed according to a skills based ranking system that looks at:
    • Language proficiency
    • Education
    • Canadian work experience
    • Other factors that lead to success in Canada (e.g. provincial/territorial trade certificate)
  • At this stage, skills will be self-declared based on appropriate test results
  • Candidates will need to promote themselves
    • They will be encouraged to signal their presence in the Express Entry pool to recruiters, on private sector job boards, participate in job fairs, contact Canadian employers directly, etc.
    • Registration with Job Bank will be required

Express Entry Pool

  • All candidates in the Express Entry pool will be assigned a score according to their skillseducation and experience
  • Candidates profiles can remain in the pool for up to 1 year
    • At the one year mark, candidates will be asked if they would like to resubmit their profile
    • Candidates can update their profiles at any time if their circumstances change, which may

  • Candidates in the pool will be ranked against others in the pool according to their score
  • CIC will draw those candidates ranked highest at a given time from the pool (frequency and volumes to be determined)

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Candidates with a job offer or a provincial/territorial nomination will be given additional points to ensure they are drawn from the pool. They will quickly be offered an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR);

  • Candidates will have 60 days to submit their complete electronic application for permanent residence
  • At application, CIC will verify candidate eligibility and admissibility criteria
  • Express Entry candidates will benefit from processing times of six months or less

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  • The changes to economic immigration will benefit employers by:
    • Accommodating greater flexibility in recruitment and assessment
    • Making it easier to find the candidates they need to fill available positions
    • Bringing skilled newcomers to Canada faster by eliminating backlogs and introducing 6-month processing times

Next Steps:
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What CITRN will do for you :

  • Make thorough assessment of your background and advise you on the approximate and rational chances of getting selected
  • Professional guidance on possibilities to claim or gain more points on the EOI score sheet.
  • Help you with the requirements to submit online application
  • Submit your application online in a way to promote your strength and skills.
  • Prepare your professional resume to upload at the various job portals in Canada. This has to be done within a small time limit after the application is done online.
  • Free resume registration on URCS Inc job placement website which is accessed by over 100 leading employers.
  • Regular guidance on improving or updating online profile on EOI and Job portals.
  • Professionally prepare your Permanent Resident Application within the time limit given by CIC

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