Express Entry (EE) is a single window streamlined process for a Canadian permanent resident visa (PR) for skilled workers. This include Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Workers Class (FSWC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC). At a broader level the process has 4 main steps.
Express Entry is not the best option for everyone. However, it is the best and fastest option for qualified skilled workers. If you are young and have post secondary education it may be for you. You will need excellent English or French of both. Further, you will need work experience in NOC 0, A or B skill classes or skilled trades. If you don’t satisfy the eligibility criteria, EE is not for you. You can explore other options like a study permit, work permit, PNPs etc.
Fair, Fast and accurate are the three main reasons to choose the Express Entry. Canada aims to process your file within 6 months, meaning less wait time. Express Entry has a fair criteria that applies to everyone regardless of nationality, language, race or religion. Additionally, you can do a pre-assessment and improve on where you need to.
Some people find meeting the CLB 9 in each ability a challenging task. Several people need to take the language exam multiple times. Moreover, getting the educational credentials assessment (ECA) may also be a challenge if the university/college does not comply with the request.
After your assessment if your score is low there are a few steps you could take to improve it. First, you could improve the language score. Second, higher education and study in Canada could increase your CRS score. Lastly, there may be a few other steps we could guide you after reviewing your assessment results.
If your score is low you can try improving it as mentioned above. Having a family member in Canada will award additional adaptability points. Most people prefer studying in Canada to increase their education level as well as to secure additional adaptability points.
- Hurry!!! you will start losing points for age after you are 30 years old. Every year will cost you more and more points.
- Close relative in Canada may give you more points.
- Studying in Canada may be a reasonable first step if your score is low.