Lets take a look at the various Ways and Means to which interested individuals can immigrate to Canada using Express Entry Program.
There are certain changes to the immigration program that candidates should be aware off . Lets take a look at the express entry process and also discuss a very important update that the Canadian authorities have announced to the express entry system which impact present as well as future candidates.
Before we go into the details of the express entry system and how does it work, let me tell you about an important change that the Canadian authorities have announced to the system that change concerns the proof of funds that candidates need to show along with their application for permanent residence.
- New Express Entry draw sees another 3,900 candidates invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence
- Saskatchewan invites 576 Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand candidates
The table of points required has been updated and from now on:
- A single applicant would need to have CAD $12,960 while,
- A family of three would need to possess CAD $19,836 as proof of points
Express entry is the easiest and quickest way to obtain Canadian permanent residence. Candidates applying for Canadian permanent residents to the express entry program need not have Canadian education, relatives in Canada, job offer from a Canadian employer, or the person may not have ever been to Canada before. The first step in the process is to find out if you are eligible to apply for one of the programs under the express entry system.
To check your eligibility for one of the programs you can go to “come to Canada “ on the immigration refugees and citizenship Canada official website and answer a few simple questions related to your:
- Language ability,
- Family members,
- Work experience and
- Job offer in Canada
This tool will let you know if you are eligible to come to Canada under the express entry system and if yes then under which of the three programs.
- The first question is which province or territory do you plan to live in.
- The next question is about the language test that you have taken.
- Next is about the work experience in Canada.
- Then how many years of work experience do you have outside of Canada.
- How much money do you plan to bring to Canada.
- How many family members do you have in Canada.
- Do you have any job offer in Canada.
- Your date of birth.
- Your marital status.
Based on your answer, its going to show your eligibility to be able to apply for express entry.
If you are eligible for one of the programs then the next step is to get your documents ready. Two most important documents are your:
- Language test and,
- Police clearance report.
- If you are nominated by a province and also the job offer letter from your Canadian employer, in case you have been offered a job in Canada.
Once you get an invitation to apply, you would also be required to submit other documents such as police clearance certificates for all countries where you have stayed for more than 6 months in a row, since you turned 18 years old. You would also be required to undergo a medical examination to make sure you do not have any serious medical conditions. You would also be required to submit the proof of funds, your bank account statement and also documents to support your work experience if you have claimed in your application.
You would be assigned points according on comprehensive ranking system and based on your points, you would be ranked in the pool with other eligible candidates. If you are one of the top-ranked candidates, and are picked up in one of the bi-weekly Express entry draws then you would be given an invitation to apply.
After this, the first step is to apply for permanent residence based on the invitation to apply that you received. Once you receive the invitation to apply you would need to submit all the documents.
You will receive a customized list of documents that you need to submit based on your case. Once you have the documents list, submit your complete application with all the supporting documents. Your application would be processed by the authorities and checked for correctness and authenticity.
Applications are processed within 6 months and successful candidates are issued passport request. Congratulations!