The Express Entry Program is one of the most popular initiatives of the Canadian government. Express Entry provides one of the fastest entries into Canada. Through the Express Entry stream, candidates must meet minimum educational and work requirements.
It is important to satisfy all the requirements under the program as with any immigration program. Currently, to be eligible you must have “skilled work experience” and your work experience must be:
At least one year (1,560 hours total / 30 hours per week), continuous full-time or an equal amount in part-time,
- Paid work (volunteer work and unpaid internships do not count),
In the same job,
Within the last 10 years, &
Considered Skilled Work Experience under the National Occupational Classification (NOC).
PATH TO PERMANENT RESIDENCY
Qualifying under this program is the first step to be on the path to Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). As a PR you are eligible for a Canadian passport as well as many other privileges such as free medical care.
If you meet all the conditions set out in the minimum requirements, your application will be assessed based on the selection factors in the Federal Skilled Worker Point’s Grid which look at the following factors.
Your skills in English and/or French (Canada’s two official languages),
Your work experience,
Whether you have a valid job offer, and
Your adaptability (how well you are likely to settle here)
Additionally, as this program falls under the Express Entry application system it is important to note that there are other requirements with respect to the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Scores) that will need to be met to be successful.
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Applying for this application without following the completeness check
As per the Express Entry completeness check, your documents and information must adhere to these requirements. These are what the officer will be considering when they review your application. There are some areas that you must pay particular attention to as one missed point will lead to a negative decision.
Applying for Express Entry on your own is easy. ‘My friend’ said their file was fast and simple
It can be for some! But everyone’s case is different and even if you think you’re smart, it is your responsibility as the applicant to prove why you meet the PR requirements. The immigration process has so many factors that can affect how it goes and many of these factors are out of your control. But our services and guidance allow you to maximize your options and gain knowledge to have the strongest case possible.
Accompanying family members and their requirements
There is common confusion regarding family members and what is required from them, especially whether they are accompanying or non accompanying. For example, all immediate family members must be declared and complete medicals, even if non accompanying or else they can never be sponsored again in the future under family class and you could open yourself up to a possible misrepresentation situation where, even if you were approved, you could lose your Permanent Residence due to a possible “transgression” that you might have thought was no big deal or was an oversight.
Choosing the wrong NOC
Selecting the incorrect NOC code for your work experience can result in a refusal. It is very important that you have the correct NOC code for your qualifying work experience that shows it is skilled work. In fact, this is one of the most important factors for any economic immigration application and interpreting the NOC and your job may be confusing as for some they might find that they can not find their job or that it’s common to find that you might qualify under 2-3 different NOCs depending on your duties.
Showing proof of funds
The proof of funds for FSW must be met during the application submission and as they increase over the years. You will need to prove that you have the funds, and they must stay constant from the time you applied to when you do the landing in Canada. Don’t go spending all your money right after you hit Submit!