One of the most commonly asked questions by Canadian immigrant aspirants is “My immigration application is taking long to be processed? How long do i have to wait?” What should i do next? We put together few steps to take while waiting for Express Entry ITA. Keep reading below!
We all know that the Canadian Express Entry Immigration system is the fastest way to secure the permanent residency visa in Canada.
The Canadian express entry is a point-based system that uses Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to allocate points to applicants using several parameters such as age, Language proficiency level, qualifications, work experience etc.
But, acquiring a high point score remains the major concern of most express entry applicants. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) nominates the candidates with best point score (CRS Score) through the periodic draws.
If you don’t have a strong CRS score, your profile will keep lying in express entry without being attended to or receiving any invitation. After a period of 12 months, your application gets expired and you have to create a new profile in EE System.
In 2018, the CRS score criteria or requirements from IRCC never really reduced. It still maintain the 440 points, which really disappointed the Express Entry applicants with relatively low CRS score.
When you realize that you are nowhere near the required cut off points to be able to receive an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian PR, it’s advisable to try the alternate pathways to get the same.
What are alternate ways to secure Canadian PR?
When you are unable to secure the ITA with the current express entry score, it’s advisable to find ways to increase the same. Upgrading the points on your profile factors, i.e. language skills, etc. is another way to do the same.
You can resit the IELTS test again to improve your language test score and consequently be able to obtain express entry based on the same.
You can also improve your CRS score by learning French language for the same purpose. Aside English language, French is an official language of Canada.
This is the reason that IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) allots some valuable point if you understand French as primary or secondary language.
PNP As Alternative Pathway
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) program of Canada also offers vital pathway to secure Canada PR. The PNPs are the immigration programs of the provinces of Canada.
Through a PNP, a Canadian province can nominate talented skilled candidates for permanent residency in Canada. The provincial nomination can help a candidate secure the permanent residency through an indirect way.
Nomination from a Canadian province either assign additional CRS points to a candidate or make him/her qualify to apply for Canada PR directly to IRCC.