A Brief Insight on Canada Express Entry System
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced the launch of much awaited Express Entry system on 1 January 2015. With the intention to address the skills shortages in the country, Canada has devised the new Express Entry system to manage permanent residency applications for the Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and a portion of Provincial Nominee Program.
How Express Entry works?
Under the new system, applicants are required to create an online Express Entry profile. Candidates will be evaluated based on a set of criteria, and only the qualified candidates will be placed in the pool. Only the highest ranking Candidates will be invited to apply for PR.
The comprehensive ranking system
While evaluating the candidates, Express Entry follows the comprehensive ranking system (CRS), which is points based system that assesses candidate’s profile based on certain factors such as:
- work experience
- language ability
- education and other factors
Extra points will be awarded for candidates who hold a valid job offer or a nomination by one of province or territory of Canada under the Provincial Nomination Programs.
Skilled immigrants with a permanent job offer from a Canadian employer or who have been nominated by a Canadian province or territory will be given 600 points under points base system.
How applicants will be ranked under express entry system?
The applicants of Express Entry system will be given 1200 points based on certain factors of the Comprehensive Ranking System:
- Skills and experience factors
- Spouse or common-law partner factors
- Skills Transferability
- Extra points will be awarded for those individuals who are nominated by a province or territory or who hold a valid job offer
The benefits of Express Entry system
Express Entry system lets applicants complete their profile at any time once the system is made online. Under Express Entry system, there is no deadline to complete a profile and no cap on the acceptance of some Candidates. Moreover, with the help of new system applications will be processed within six months.