Until January 2015, Canada invited skilled professionals to settle and work in Canada as permanent residents through a manual-quota based selection system but unfortunately, this system had several loopholes. Considering the need to bring about an error-free and justified selection system, Citizenship & Immigration Canada in association with the Canadian Government introduced an electronic system- the Canada Express Entry. This system is completely electronic and judges the application for Canada Permanent Residency Visa based on certain parameters like age, education, work experience, English language skills, accompanying partner skills, adaptability, CRS score etc.
Canada Express Entry is an electronic system specifically designed to manage Permanent Resident visa applications of Canada. This system works through an unprejudiced, unbiased and fair points-based selection system. Applicants who are willing to migrate to Canada and settle in the country as permanent residents need to meet the factors of Canada immigration requirement & secure a score of 67 points under this points-based selection system.
On meeting the eligibility criteria and calculating score as per Canada’s Points Calculator, applicants create a profile with Express Entry called as the Expression of Interest, under any of the four programs managed by Express Entry. In this profile, the applicant must list down all the updated and accurate information like his age, qualification, work experience, a job offer in hand, accompanying members and their details etc. Points are allotted to each detail as per set Canada immigration standards. CIC reviews and on approval, the application is directed to a pool of applications.
This pool consists of all other applications of people who have filed for Canada PR visa from all corners of the world and all the applications are judged based on points under the Comprehensive Ranking System. Express Entry Draws are conducted by CIC at regular intervals and applications with the highest CRS score set for each draw are picked up and issued with an Invitation to Apply. This Invitation indicates that the applicant meets all the criteria to settle in Canada is welcomed to become a permanent resident of Canada.
While this is an overview of how Canada Express Entry system works, there are many aspects associated. Should you wish to know more about how Express Entry works, get a free counseling from one of our Canada Immigration Experts by filling your details here.