Are looking at applying for Express Entry in the nearest future? Thousands of potential immigrants are moving in the direction of Canada and are doing so by applying through the federal express entry system of Canada.
Before making up your mind to applying for an Express Entry profile, you have to consider whether you qualify for one or more of the three specific federal immigration programs i.e being the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
The Canadian Express Entry program is the means whereby immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) manages applications of candidates who qualify for permanent residence under the above mentioned three programs.
To be able to register a profile with the Express Entry, you first have to qualify under one of the three (3) permanent residence programs that are being managed by the system.
In order to determine if you qualify to apply for Express Entry, you can go to Citizenship and Immigration Canada [CIC] website to verify if you qualify by filling out the Free Assessment Form.
Guide To Creating Your Express Entry Profile
Follow this simple guide to creating your Express Entry profile.
1. Gather Documents & Information
Before you begin creating your Express Entry profile, you must do a couple of things. For example, you must successfully complete a language test, and you need to get the National Occupational Classification (NOC) code for all jobs that you have gathered work experience in.
You have to also have your foreign educational certificates evaluated in order to check their Canadian equivalent.
After this, you have to gather the following documents and information: your travel document such as international passport, English language test result, educational credential assessment (ECA) results, NOC codes, a copy of employment letter etc.
2. Produce MYCIC Account
For the next step, you need to open MYCIC account by visiting the CIC website and registering for a GCKey. You will then go back to the main page and enter the login details to access your account.
3. Complete Express Entry Profile
You can complete this process by logging on to your MyCIC account; inserting your Come to Canada tool personal reference code if you have one; entering all requested information, and sending in your profile online.
If you fulfill all the criteria required for Express Entry, you will be included to the Express Entry candidate list. Should you be nominated to submit a permanent residence application, CIC will notify you about the immigration program you can apply under.
4. Make Your Job Bank Profile
Log on to the Job Bank website and create your profile by inputting the required information.
5. What Next?
If be eligible to apply for at least one of the Express Entry programs, CIC will enter you into the Express Entry candidate list.
Upon receiving an invitation to apply (ITA), you can complete your application for permanent residence if you have a valid employment offer and have been nominated by a province or territory, or are among the top-ranked candidates on the EE profile pool due to skill set and expertise.