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How to Create Express Entry Profile?

Express Entry came into existence after replacing the earlier Expression of Interest paper-based system. Now candidates are required to file their skilled immigration application online, by creating their Express Entry Profile. Based on the information you provide about yourself in your unique Express Entry profile, it will get a position in the pool among other candidates.

This position is very vital as it eventually becomes your force to take delivery of ITA before the rest of the candidates in the pool with average ranking profiles. Therefore, it is imperative that you should have a flawless and a high in rank profile for getting invitation from CIC as early as possible.

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Consider these points for creating a high ranking Express Entry profile

1) Apply as Timely as Possible

Your age is not just a number when it comes to filing of your Express Entry profile. Candidate’s age carries score which can get reduced with adding numbers in your age. Therefore, filing your Express Entry as soon as possible can make your profile high ranked in the pool. Note that the maximum points on your age factor is given if your age is between 20 and 29 years.

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2) Make Improvements in Your Qualifications

Your ‘Level of Education’ also gets a point score and improves your profile. A graduate degree will fetch you 30 points while masters’ degree will fetch you 135 points. A PhD holder will earn maximum of 150 points. Note that a graduation (3 year degree) is the minimum eligibility and you have to have bachelors’ for filing Express Entry Profile. To boost your score for Education factor, you can opt for a diploma or any 1 year degree course that can give you additional points.

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3) Get ECA Done- No Matter What!

ECA i.e., Educational Credential Assessment is necessary to prove that the level of education you are claiming, is actually at par with that of Canadian standards. It is really an important process to dwell in before deciding to apply for Express Entry. This is because ECA establishes the point score you will get for your education. If you have having a master’s degree which has an ECA equivalency of a Bachelors’, then you will get the score which a Bachelor holder will fetch. Thus, ECA is obligatory.

4) Boost Your Language Scores

The language factor can work wonders for your Express Entry Profile. Though, the minimum language test score (IELTS examination score) which is mandatory to be eligible, is 6 bands in each module. However, to have a competent profile with high chances of selection, a high IELTS band score is a compulsion. There are number of ways to make room for improvements in your language skills such as getting Aptech’s IELTS study material kit 2019, designed by our team of experts.
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5) Foreign Work Experience Points

Your Express Entry profile under Human Capital factors renders points for foreign work experience (work experience in one’s home country). For Express Entry, only work experience classified as Skill Type 0, Level A, or Level B in NOC (National Occupation Code) demand list is considered eligible as foreign work experience. Refer to latest NOC demand list 2019

6) Include Your Spouse

Your Express Entry Profile rank can be improved drastically by adding points on behalf of your spouse/ common-law partner. You can claim points on your spouse’ Human Capital Factors such as Spouse’s education and Spouse’s language proficiency. Also, try calculating how many points your partner’s profile would get if they were the principal applicant instead of you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  •   What is a step by step procedure for Canada express entry? +

    Canada's Express Entry is a simple and step-by-step procedure that involves:

    1. Taking Language Assessment Test (IELTS or CELPIP) and scoring desirable CLB 7 to become eligible for Express Entry.
    2. Side by side gets your Education Credential Assessment done through the most relevant assessing body related to your educational qualification.
    3. After getting a positive outcome for both the test results, create an express entry profile and mention key credentials like age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, and adaptability factors. So, make sure you mention all the correct information in the express entry profile.
    4. A minimum of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment grid is required for the above-mentioned factors to become eligible to apply for the next stage.
    5. After scoring desirable score, wait for the draw to reach your score and receive ITA afterward. The regular draws are conducted by CIC inviting the highest CRS ranking applicant to apply for Canada PR.
    6. After getting ITA, you get 60 days time period to submit all the relevant documents
    7. Submission of documents and immigration fee
    8. Wait for the PPR (Passport Request for stamping)
    9. Submit Passport and get confirmation of PR
    10. Receive PR card
    11. Fly to Canada as a permanent resident
  •   How many points are required to file the Canada PR application through Express Entry? +

    All skilled applicants who are planning to permanently settle in Canada through Express Entry must have a good profile as Express Entry program is a point-based immigration system allowing foreign skilled workers to settle in the country and contribute towards the growing economy. It is a two-stage process where the first stage is the Federal Skilled Worker Program that requires at least 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment Grid. In the second stage, your points are required to obtain ITA from IRCC. The points are calculated out of 1200. The highest ranking applicant is invited to apply to Canada PR.

  •   What is the minimum IELTS test score required to qualify for Canada express entry? +

    IELTS language test is the mandatory factor and the immigration department wants the applicant to pass the minimum benchmark of IELTS as the government wants to make sure that your language ability is up to the standard level and you are able to express yourself in Canada.

    As per Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the applicant needs to obtain a minimum CLB 7(Canadian Language Benchmark) in the English language proficiency test. The CLB 7 is achieved by securing IELTS 6 bands in each module of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Well, the higher are your language score the better you will get language factor points.

  •   Which is the best way to enter Canada, through express entry or PNP? +

    Choosing the best way to enter Canada is solely dependent on the applicant’s personal choice and visa eligibility chances in which you are willing to apply. In order to decide the better way for you to apply for Canada PR, we need to know your eligibility chances first.

    It is suggested to contact the experienced Aptech Global visa experts who can guide you in a step by step manner for deciding the best way to enter Canada. Well, both Express Entry and PNP are good immigration pathways to apply for Canada Permanent Resident Visa. Under Express Entry, you get direct ITA from the Canadian Government and through PNPs a particular province in which you are eligible gives you the provincial nomination.

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  •   Do I need the help of consultant to apply for Canadian PR Express Entry in 2019? +

    It totally depends on individual choice whether to hire a consultant or not for immigration. If you are confident enough of self-arranging all the relevant documentation, are aware of the Canada PR process then in such a case you may apply on your own for Canada PR Express Entry.

    However, hiring a visa and immigration consultant to make things easy and simple for you because they know the complete and accurate Canada PR process along with minute details and documentation required to submit with the visa application. There are many migrants who have lost their Canada PR chances due to incorrect or incomplete submission of documents, applying under wrong visa category or inefficiency to provide settlement fund proofs etc.

    Thus, it is suggested to hire a good and reputed consultant who can help you with applying for Canada PR programs in a proper and systematic manner.

  •   How long does it take to get Canada PR through the express entry process? +

    The Express Entry process is the most popular visa and immigration pathway for the Canadian Permanent Residence. It has the fastest PR processing time. The general PR processing time for Express Entry is merely 6 months provided you have CRS score depending upon the current requirement of the Canadian government. The draw is generally conducted twice a month where the highest ranking applicant is invited to apply.

    A lot of factors are responsible to constitute the overall Canada PR processing time for Express Entry.

  •   What is the next step after receiving ITA from Canada through express entry? +

    Half of the battle is solved when you have received ITA for Express Entry and now you have to go through different document checks and verifications. You will get 60 days to submit your visa application along with supporting documents.

    It is advised to fill and submit your application well-in-advance as last-minute hurries may lead to non-good visa experience and if you submit applications on the last minute there are chances of facing server error due to extreme load on the last date of submission.

    Get to know the documentation part by connecting with our visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global.