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Express Entry To Canada is a file management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for certain immigration applications and is not an actual immigration program itself. The Express Entry To Canada system is now used by anyone seeking to immigrate to Canada as a Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Tradesperson, member of the Canadian Experience Class or a Provincial Nominee (certain programs only). If you do not meet the requirements of the Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Tradesperson, Canadian Experience Class or a Provincial Nominee program which uses the Express Entry To Canada system, you will not be eligible to make an application using the Express Entry To Canada system.
Once you have confirmed that you are eligible under one of the four eligible immigration programs listed above, you will need to write an approved language test and obtain an educational credential assessment. You cannot submit your application through the Express Entry To Canada system until you have both your language test results and your educational credential assessment.
Once you have the required documents, you then submit your application through the Express Entry To Canada system. This is also known as creating an Express Entry To Canada profile. Once you have created an Express Entry To Canada profile you are then assigned a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which will determine if you will be chosen to immigrate to Canada. The Comprehensive Ranking System CRS score is out of 1200. The government of Canada then selects applicants from the Express Entry To Canada pool of candidates every two weeks on average based on their Comprehensive Ranking System CRS score.
It is possible for those who meet the criteria of one of the eligible immigration programs to not get to successfully immigrate to Canada if their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is too low to be selected. It is therefore important to not only confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria to use the system, but also to ensure that your Comprehensive Ranking System Score will be high enough to have a chance at immigrating successfully.
If your Comprehensive Ranking System score is too low, you may be able to increase it with a Provincial Nomination or a job offer with a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment.
Those applicants that submit an application through the Express Entry To Canada system will be eligible for selection for Permanent Residency for 12 months. If the applicant is not selected within those 12 months, their Express Entry To Canada profile will expire. Applicants can renew their Express Entry To Canada profile for another 12 months as long as they still meet all of the eligibility requirements of one of the eligible immigration programs and their required documents are still valid.
If an applicant is selected from the Express Entry To Canada system based on their Comprehensive Ranking System scores, they then receive an Invitation to Apply. Once received, the applicant will then have 90 days to submit all required documentation for their Permanent Residency application. These documents are all submitted online.
Once the Permanent Residency Application is submitted it can take up to six months for it to be processed. Once it has been processed you will be notified if it has been approved, rejected, or closed as incomplete.
If the application is approved, you will then be issued with an immigrant visa and confirmation of permanent residency document. These documents then allow you to enter Canada and activate your Permanent Residency. Once activated, it will be valid for five years. You will need to spend a minimum of two cumulative years in Canada in those five to maintain your permanent residency.
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