A profile for Express Entry is good for a year at most. Candidates can anticipate that six months after acquiring an ITA, the Canadian government will begin processing their applications for permanent residency. The government starts to estimate the processing time after it receives a fully completed permanent residence application.
Once a choice is made regarding the application, the processing period is over. If an applicant is still eligible and has not received an ITA after a year of submitting their profile on the portal, they can quickly resubmit their Express Entry profile.
If you’re eligible for one of the above programs, you can also apply through Express Entry for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) . If you’re nominated, you’ll get extra points so you can be invited to apply quickly.
There are two main stages to Express Entry, which is quite straightforward. Candidates who qualify for Express Entry Canada need to communicate their interest in becoming Canadian permanent residents to the Canadian government in the first significant stage. The top candidates are invited to immigrate to Canada in the second stage by the Canadian government.
Here is a step by step guide.
Determine your Express Entry eligibility as the first step.
Clear your language exams <learn more for language; link to page 9> and get an evaluation of your educational credentials (ECA) <learn more for education; link to page 3>
Get you documents ready for submitting the profile <learn more; link to page 4>
Upload your profile to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's website (IRCC)
Wait for Immigration and Refugee Council (IRCC) to send you an invitation to apply (ITA) <learn more for ITA; link to page 5> for permanent residence
Complete your Application for Permanent Residence (APR) and submit it to IRCC together with your fee payment by the due date
When IRCC requests it, submit your biometric data.
Await IRCC's final decision on your Authorized Paid Representative portal. IRCC tries to process candidate applications in six months or less. If your approval is granted, you will be issued Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) so that you can travel to Canada for landing.
English or French language exam administered by a language-testing organisation approved by the Canadian government Educational Credential Assessment Fees if any documents must be translated into English or French.
You will incur the following government fees and costs:
You can include your partner, or common-law partner in Express Entry. Additionally, you may include your own dependent children as well as the dependent children of your spouse or common-law partner. If you are granted permanent residence through Express Entry, your accompanying family members will also be granted permanent residence.
The federal government, as well as the provinces and territories, are allowed to run their own immigration programmes in Canada. However, whether a candidate is granted permanent residence is ultimately decided by the federal government.
Three of the several economic immigration programmes run by the federal government are managed through Express Entry.
Provinces and territories can inform the federal government that an immigrant candidate satisfies the economic needs of their region through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Such candidates receive a provincial nomination, which they can submit with their federal application for permanent residency.
The single most important factor for Express Entry's CRS is a provincial nomination, which awards an additional 600 points to the candidate's CRS score and all but ensures that they will be granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Even if an Express Entry candidate does not originally have a high enough ranking score to acquire an ITA from the federal government, they may receive a nomination from a province or territory through Express Entry, boost their CRS score by 600 points, and then receive an ITA from the federal government during the following Express Entry pool draw.