Global Grid Immigration Solutions is a Canadian immigration consultancy firm based in Toronto (GTA).
Canada’s robust immigration scheme, through its Federal and Provincial Immigration Programs, is always looking for people with relevant education, experience and skills who can contribute to the country’s growing economy. One of the most popular ways of gaining permanent residency in Canada is through Express Entry.
In 2019, Canada achieved its highest level of permanent resident admissions in recent history with 341,180 admissions, which is 6.3% higher than in 2018.
Canada is aiming to welcome over 400,000 new immigrants between 2021 and 2023 to address its growing economy. Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada has been on track to achieve its ambitious high immigration targets in 2021 even during the pandemic COVID-19 periods.
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Express Entry is not an immigration program but an online system created by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage Canada’s immigration applications intake.
Developed in 2015, it has proved to be instrumental in meeting the labour market needs of Canada.
There are programs under which an individual, if eligible may apply:
Discovering options: The application process involves first checking whether you are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada. There are different qualification necessities for every one of the three economic PR visa programs.
Contact our office in Toronto today to discover whether you qualify for any of the programs. This step is pivotal as you won’t most likely get into the pool of competitors, if not qualified. So contact us and know your eligibility for a specific stream.
Calculating the CRS score- If you are eligible, we will invite you for an assessment session where we will calculate your CRS score. The Comprehensive Ranking System incorporates factors known to add to achievement, (for example, language, instruction, and work understanding) that will give a score to decide your place in the Express Entry pool.
Conducting detailed discussions: We will help you understand the subtleties of different prerequisites, for example, identification of the NOC, evidence of funds etc. Once we receive all your language test results, ECA and other documentation, we will present an Expression of Interest (EOI).
Invitation to Apply: All qualified profiles are positioned against one another as per the CRS score. The most astounding positioned applicants will be considered for an invitation to apply (ITA).
Getting the Gold Email: IRCC conducts standard draws for hopefuls from the Express Entry pool, welcoming them to apply for PR. Candidates, including those who have a legitimate activity offer or a provincial/regional nomination, and who have submitted their files, fulfilled all conditions and met at least the minimum cutoff scores will then be considered by the IRCC for an invitation to apply (ITA), also called the “Gold Email” to permanent residence.
Final Steps: Those receiving an ITA submit a full application and pay processing fees, within a period of 90-days and “Express” their way to Canada!
There is technically no maximum age to apply for a permanent resident visa through Express Entry but if you are 45 years or older you will not be able to score any points. The ideal age to claim points is between 20 and 29 years old in order to score the maximum amount of points (100 with your spouse and 110 on your own).
Yes. Depending on the information in your profile, you may be eligible for more than one program through Express Entry. In that case, you will be invited to apply for one program based on this order:
To get points for your education under the Comprehensive Ranking System, you must either:
No. Getting an ECA to meet the requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker Program does not mean that your work experience and professional credentials are automatically recognized in Canada. You must still go through the process of getting your license. Each province or territory in Canada has the power to regulate and license professions. Licensing is generally done through provincial or territorial regulatory bodies.If you plan to work in a regulated profession, you should contact the regulatory authority in the province where you plan to work to find out more about how to get a license.
IRCC accepts ECA reports for five years from the date they are issued, so long as they were issued on or after April 17, 2013.
Usually, you should choose the highest level degree, diploma or certificate (or combination) that will award you the most points. For example, you would get more points for an ECA report that shows you have a Canadian equivalent of a master’s degree than for one that shows you have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree. But, if you have more than one degree or diploma (if the highest is at least at a bachelor’s level), you will get more points than a single bachelor’s degree. For example, you hold
Canadian Immigration assesses everyone using the same standards, no matter their language of origin, nationality or ethnicity. Every candidate must take a standard test by an objective third party. This is to make sure your language skills are assessed in a fair and unbiased way. Even someone from an English-speaking country, who speaks English as a first language, needs to take an approved English test like IELTS or CELPIP. Likewise, someone from a French-speaking country, who speaks French as a first language, needs to take an approved French test like TEF Canada.
For English CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program – CELPIP-General IELTS: International English Language Testing System – General Training For French TEF Canada: Test d’évaluation de français TCF Canada : Test de connaissance du français
To be selected as a federal skilled worker, you need a minimum skill level of at least Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in each of the four abilities (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). In the case that you have a proven medical disability preventing you from being able to obtain a score in one or more of the four skill areas, you are required to include the average score based on your assessed abilities.
No, in most cases you don’t need a job offer. But, you will need one if you:
No. As of November 19, 2016, a valid job offer for Express Entry only needs to be for one year or more.Job offers must be:
Generally, a valid offer is for a job that is:
No, a work permit is not a job offer. A job offer is valid if your current or future employer:
It depends on where you were working and studying. To be eligible for Express Entry, you must meet the minimum requirements for 1 or more Express Entry programs. This includes the work experience requirement. For Federal Skilled Worker Program Student work experience gained while you were studying in Canada or abroad counts towards the minimum requirements for the Federal Skilled Worker Program if the work:
Under the Express Entry Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to be awarded points for skilled work experience, you must have been:
To qualify for the broadest range of programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you should include work experience from the last 10 years. We also need this information for an application for permanent residence, no matter which program you are applying under.
Express Entry allows you to include your spouse (or common-law partner, or conjugal partner) and your dependent children on your application. If you are successful with your application, you and all of your accompanying family members will receive permanent resident status. For Canadian immigration, a dependent child is defined as the following:
Yes. You may choose to immigrate without your spouse and/or children and then sponsor them through a family sponsorship immigration program later on. But having said that, you must include your spouse and dependents in your application, even if they don't plan to come with you. Once you become a permanent resident and meet the desired income and other qualifying obligations, you may sponsor your parents and grandparents to Canada. It should be noted that this is an extremely high-demand program and is frequently undergoing changes to the eligibility requirements and application procedure.
There is no simple answer to this question. Most PNPs require an applicant to have an Express Entry profile. Since an Express Entry profile is free to submit, it is advisable to create one. A majority of PNP programs require an applicant to have a specific connection to the region, like an education from the province or a relative residing in that province. If you do not have any specific connections to a province in Canada, the general Express Entry pathway to Canadian permanent residence will probably be your best option.
It is impossible to predict how the CRS score will fluctuate in the future. No lawyer or consultant can guarantee that an applicant will successfully receive permanent residence through the Express Entry system. The application process is lengthy, complex, and constantly changing, and approval is at the discretion of IRCC so there is always a risk that an applicant may not receive permanent residence.
You will be asked to enter in your Express Entry profile the amount of money you will have to help you settle in Canada. This is to show that you can support yourself and any family who come with you to Canada, and help us assess which programs you may be eligible for. You will only need to meet the settlement fund requirement if it applies to the program you are invited to apply under. If you are invited to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Federal Skilled Trades Program, you will need to show that you meet the settlement funds requirement unless you: