Since 2015, immigration for professionals to Canada has been managed through the Express Entry system, which has a processing time of up to 6 months.
Express Entry is not a new immigration program. It is an online selection system for candidates who qualify for immigration through one of the three federal economic immigration classes:
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is the points-based system to evaluate and score your profile and rank in the pool of candidates. Express Entry assesses candidates based on their education, skilled work experience, age, and knowledge of Canadian official languages. Additionally, the CRS gives you extra points for Canadian degrees, diplomas or certificates, a valid job offer from a Canadian employer, and other factors.
The maximum CRS possible is 1200. Every few weeks, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada holds a new Express Entry draw, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITA’s) for Permanent Residency (PR). The Government of Canada’s target for 2018 was 74,900 admissions through the three economic immigration classes administered by the Express Entry system.
In addition to three federal immigration classes, almost all Canadian provinces and territories have their own Provincial Express Entry streams. Provinces and territories can grant a Provincial Nomination to a candidate from the Express Entry pool. Provincial Nomination gives the candidate 600 additional CRS points, therefore guaranteeing the ITA for PR.
If you don’t get enough CRS points to get the Invitation to Apply for a Permanent Residency in Canada through the Express Entry system, our immigration consultants can help you with increasing your score.
Our organization is one of the few immigration companies with a license for employment of foreign specialists in the provinces of Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, British Columbia and New Brunswick. Our database includes dozens of Canadian companies that employ foreign workers.
If you are a skilled worker, Green Light Canada will help you get an Invitation to Apply and quickly process your Express Entry immigration documents.
Our offer includes:
- The choice of strategy and programs (Skilled Workers, Skilled Trades, Provincial Nominee or Canadian Experience)
- Compiling the package of documents, setting up an immigration file
- Obtaining an invitation to work
- Representing the client
- Full support throughout the process