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How to Apply for Canada Express Entry Program 2017

Express Entry Program is one of the best pathways for Canadian immigration with Permanent Resident Visa. A new and transparent program introduced by IRCC, this system is used to nominate skilled and deserving immigrants through a point based CRS i.e. Comprehensive Ranking System.

An ideal program for those candidates who are skilled and experienced and are able to contribute to the economy of Canada apply through Express Entry online. This Federal Economic program evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials like age, education, work experience, language ability etc. The electronic process makes the filing of application really easy and accessible and you get one step closer to achieving your dream of living as a permanent resident in Canada.

Am i Eligible for Express Entry Profile? First calculate your Express Entry Score.

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Start Your Express Entry

If you want to become an Express Entry candidate, you can use our Technical Evaluation / assessment to check Eligibility, to see if you meet the criteria to get into the Express Entry pool or not.

Those who meet the criteria of Technical assessment will be eligible for Canada Express Entry then -

  • Potential candidates start your Express Entry process.
  • The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
  • Once you are invited to apply, they will have 90 days to complete your application.
Canada Express Entry Program 2017

Determine Your Eligibility

If you have skilled work experience and want to live in Canada permanently, use our Technical Evaluation Process to see if you are eligible for the Express Entry pool or not.

Once you fill out our Review form we evaluate your credentials & let you know whether you are eligible for the immigration or not.

Key Credentials requirements:

  • Applicant must have Skilled work experience within the last 10 years, and at skill type 0, or skill levels A or B NOC.
  • You must meet the minimum language proficiency level of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7.
  • You must have Canadian secondary or equivalent post-secondary diploma or degree,
  • You should not older age 49 years.
  • Applicant having higher CRS, will increase chances of selection and reduce process timing.
Other Requirements
  • You must show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family after you arrive in Canada,
  • You must plan to live outside the province of Quebec.
  • You must be admissible to Canada.
Canada Express Entry Program 2017

EE Process Timing

It’s hard to wait to achieve your dream of immigration, but there is time duration to complete the overall process. Generally, your application will be valid for 12 months in the pool of candidates.

Processing times tell you how long it took Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process applications in the past. Under Express Entry, Canada goal is to make final decisions on complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less in 80% of cases.

Canada Express Entry Program 2017

Rounds of Invitations

Entry into the Express Entry pool does not guarantee a candidate will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Invited candidates still have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements under Canada’s immigration law.

CIC will invite candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply on a regular basis, Every round of invitations will have a set of instructions If you want to know about round of invitations of immigration in detail, fill out our form.

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Canada Express Entry Process 2017

Express Entry: the fast and easy way of getting Permanent residency in Canada. Express Entry Immigration aims at selecting foreign skilled workers through an electronic procedure to find such immigrants who are able to add their input and fill the requirements of the labour market needs.

Express entry Latest Draws MAY 2017

Under the method of Express Entry, a pathway can be created for skilled workers to connect with potential job opportunities in Canada prior to arrival. Express Entry ensures complete economic success by an authentic and transparent process.

If you have the potential to qualify as a Skilled Immigrant, contact our Canada PR Visa Consultant at Aptech Global today

Benefits of Canada Express Entry

  • Express Entry is user friendly and accessible. It is an end-to-end electronic system with a processing time is six months or less.
  • Express Entry connects the potential candidates with the Canadian employers through a Job Bank for direct recruitment prior to their immigration.
  • Express Entry used by Provinces to find suitable candidates fulfilling their labour market need through PNP programensures economic growth.
  • Candidates that come under the Express Entry Pool have a greater chance of successful immigration by promoting themselves directly to the Canadian employers.

Secondary benefits of Express Entry:-

  • No occupation lists or application caps. Express entry is open and accessible to all applicants
  • Under this method, job offers and provincial nominations are an asset, not a requirement
  • Candidates may be eligible for more than one program
  • Candidates now have multiple opportunities to be invited to apply throughout the year

Express Entry Eligibility Requirements

Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility

Do you wish to work and live in Canada as a permanent resident?Do you want to start a new life, upgrade your lifestyle and be a part of the high-quality living of Canada?
Express Entry is an extremely popular method to immigrate to this beautiful and economically independent country.

Check your eligibility today to know how close you are to achieving your dreams.

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1. Skilled work experience:
You must have at least 1 year of continuous full-time work done for pay in the last 10 years at skills type 0, A or B in the NOC list

I have skilled work experience but not under full-time. Am I still eligible for express entry?-+

Yes. You still have chances to qualify for Express Entry if you fulfil the condition of 15 hours per week work experience for 24 months For more information call our immigration expert

2. Language ability:
You must meet the minimum language requirements of 6 bands to be scored in each module. Plus, your IELTS score should not be older than 2 years at the time of applying

I am not getting 6 bands in each module. Am I still eligible to apply for Canada PR Visa?- +

If you are not scoring 6 bands in each module, it is best to select another, more appropriate Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). To know more about the Canada immigration PNP programs, call our immigration expert today Simply call back request now

3. Education Eligibility :-
You must have a Canadian or equivalent to Canadian higher secondary education (diploma/bachelor/ master degree certificate)


4. Proof of funds:-
You must have genuine proof of sufficient funds that states that you can support yourself and your family after immigrating to Canada unless you are currently able to work legally in Canada or have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada.

I don’t have enough funds. Am I still eligible to apply for immigration to Canada? - +

Yes, you may be eligible to apply for Canada PR visa even if you do not have enough funds to support yourself or your family after immigration if you have a job offer from a Canadian employer or if your current employer has a branch in Canada and they are ready to transfer you to Canada.

5. Selection factors minimum points:
If you meet all the conditions set in the minimum requirements, CIC will assess your application based on the selection factors in the federal skilled worker point grid. Minimum points required for immigration are 67/100 points.

I want to check my points for Canada PR immigration. How can I check?- +

If you wish to immigrate to Canada or want to apply Canada PR Visa, make sure you have at least 67 out of 100 points. Check your point score now to know about your eligibility.

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6. Age Criteria: -
Highest points will be awarded to the age group of 18 – 35 years. Other age groups are given different points accordingly and can be consulted with a Canada PR consultant.

What is the age cut off for immigration to Canada? +

All applicants between the ages of 18 to 49 years can apply for Canada PR Visa. The points will be awarded to the applicants of ages between 18 to 46 years. Highest points are awarded between the age group of 18 to 35

There are instances when a person older than 49 years may still qualify. ! Get free visa assessment today


How Express Entry works

Express Entry is an electronic system used to manage the applications submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) for permanent residence under the Canadian federal programs:

Only eligible candidates will get the chance to live and work in the beautiful country Canada. We will guide you here for complete Express Entry Process steps in detail.

Before starting the Express Entry process make sure you are eligible and get ready to start immigration journey, don’t be delay opportunity never wait

Check your express entry eligibility

If you believe that you are qualifying one of above economic program then follow below steps:

Step 1: Create an Express Entry profile/ Creating Express Entry Profile - step by step guide

Before creating your express entry profile, make sure you must qualify one of the below immigration program

Express Entry is electronic method used to manage applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs.

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry pool if you meet their local labour market needs. However PNP program won't pick your profile unless you meet requirements of at least one of the above mentioned programs.

To estimate your points on Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) you can use our CRS Calculator

If CIC finds that you misrepresented yourself (gave us false information or left out important details), CIC will refuse your application. And you will be banned for 3 years

How CIC will verify information? +

CHC officer who suspects that an applicant may be inadmissible for misrepresentation should carefully document the reasons for the concern in their notes. The officer then forward doubtful cases to Economic Class Unit where it undergo different verification processes as mentioned below to find out fraudulent documents.

Misrepresented cases are rejected under IRPA Section A40 Act. The reason behind the delay of processing of some applications can be directly attached with the involvement of Economic Class Unit.

For better way and safer processing application contact our immigration expert today Simply call back request

Step 2: Eligible candidates will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)

Selected candidates are invited to submit an electronic application for permanent residence. You will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence if you:

  • Are among the top ranked in the pool based on your skills and experience.
  • Have been nominated by a province or territory; or
  • Have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada with LMIA.

You can immigrate to Canada without a job offer in hand if you are skilled and are eligible to receive the ITA for Canada PR visa. Find the most suitable program to immigrate to Canada without a job offer.

I filed my express entry but i did not receive my ITA, so how can i get ITA? +

Creating Express Entry profile does not guarantee that you will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for PR Visa; An Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence will be based on your score and rank in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System.

If your CRS score below then required cut off then don’t wait in pool, seek immigration advice today to represent your profile in better way and with best possible way to increase your CRS. Simply call back request

Can I have more than one Express Entry profile? +

No. You may only have one profile at a time. This is set out in Canada’s immigration law. Creating more than one profile will not give you a better chance at being invited or allow you to be invited under a different program.

How can i select right Immigration consultant to process my PR visa? +

Make sure you know exactly who is representing you with CIC, and who will be working on your file. It doesn’t matter if the lawyer or consultant managing the firm has 30 years of experience in immigration or having branch at every corner of city,

If their paralegal or other support staffs are the ones completing the application, without direct oversight and ongoing training from that lawyer or consultant, the vast experience of that principal is ultimately meaningless. So choose wisely, not as per availability of nearby home.

How can I apply to Express Entry?

  • If you are eligible, start Express Entry profile. It includes an al detail, skilled experience, adaptability and supportive documents to make your application strong.
  • Based on your provided detail you will receive a score and be ranked against other applicants in the pool
  • Candidates having highest score will get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence
  • If you receive an invitation to Apply, then you are having 90 days to submit your application.
  • If your score is not competitive then you can try to improve your score to increase your chances of success.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is a points system that is used to assess and score a candidate’s profile to rank them in the Express Entry pool.

A. Core / human capital factors

Factors Points per factor - With a spouse or common-law partner Points per factor - Without a spouse or common-law partner
Age 100 110
Level of education 140 150
Official languages proficiency 150 160
Canadian work experience 70 80

B. Spouse or common-law partner factors

Factors Points per factor
(Maximum 40 points)
Level of education 10
Official language proficiency 20
Canadian Work Experience 10

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors = Maximum 500 points (with OR without a spouse or common-law partner)

C. Skill Transferability factors (Maximum 100 points)

Education Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a post-secondary degree 50
With Canadian work experience and a post-secondary degree 50
Foreign work experience Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency (Canadian Language Benchmark [CLB] level 7 or higher) and foreign work experience 50
With Canadian work experience and foreign work experience 50
Certificate of qualification (for people in trade occupations) Points per factor
(Maximum 50 points)
With good/strong official languages proficiency and a certificate of qualification 50

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner + C. Transferability factors = Maximum 600 points

D. Additional points (Maximum 600 points)

Factor Maximum points per factor
Post-secondary education in Canada 30
Arranged employment 200
PNP Nomination 600
French language ability Max 30 points
Sibling in Canada Max 15 points

A. Core/human capital + B. Spouse or common-law partner factors + C. Transferability factors + D. Additional points = Grand total – Maximum 1,200 points

To know more about your CRS score and migration opportunities to Canada fill our free assessment form will look into your case and get in touch with you with your assessment results.

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Canada Express Entry Processing Time 2017

It’s hard to wait to achieve your dream of immigration, but there is time duration to complete the overall process. Generally, your application will be valid for 12 months in the pool of candidates. Your profile will be compared as many as times a draw conducted, but if you score minimum only then your profile will be selected and an ITA will be issued.

Processing time tell you how long it took Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process your application. Under Express Entry, Canada goal is to make final decisions on complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less in 80% of cases.

Express Entry Pool

You will be given a score to determine your place in the Express Entry pool using a Comprehensive Ranking System that includes factors known to contribute to economic.

There will be regular draws of candidates from the Express Entry pool, inviting them to apply for permanent residence. Candidates with the highest scores, including those who have a valid job offer or a provincial/territorial nomination, will be invited to apply.

Filling out an Express Entry profile is not a guarantee that you will qualify for permanent residence. If you want to increase your chances getting PR call to our immigration expert now.

Express Entry Draws

Express Entry Draw is an immigration selection system which selects skilled workers to Canada under Federal Economic programs. Periodically, CIC invite only those candidates who is highest scoring in express entry pool and having more chance to settle in Canada successfully.

Draws took place approximately 2-3 times in a month or you can say per fortnight one draw is conducted based on CRS score.
To know where you stand according to the CRS, just fill in the FREE VISA ASSESSMENT form and our visa officials will get in touch with you.

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
69 433 August 9, 2017 2,991
68 441 August 2, 2017 3,264
67 440 July 12, 2017 3,202
66 449 June 28, 2017 3,409
65 413 May 31, 2017 3,877
64 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) May 26, 2017 400
63 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) May 26, 2017 143
62 415 May 17, 2017 3,687
61 423 May 4, 2017 3,796
60 415 April 19, 2017 3,665
59 423 April 12, 2017 3,923
58 431 April 5, 2017 3,753
57 441 March 24, 2017 3,749
56 434 March 1, 2017 3,884
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,644
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902
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Why should you immigrate to Canada?

Want to get a job and succeed in Canada? We can help you pave your path to success with:
You can immigrate to Canada to work & live, to rejoin with your family living in Canada, as a caregiver for dependent adults or children, to obtain a start-up visa and as a refugee.

In Canada, the main motive why individuals are awarded residency permits is to make Canada an economically stable nation. Canada’s immigration system is primarily based on a point system which awards more competent individuals immigration invitations.

Why you should Avoid Delays in Start Immigration

Delays in processing can result in unexpected challenges for foreign skilled workers and their Family members.
The number of foreign immigrants are coming to Canada has increased by nearly 41.97 percent since 2015 just because of flexible immigration norms and faster processing time.

  • Selection Criteria of immigration may change without prior announcement
  • Immigration Quota may reach at any point of time
  • Your occupation may be removed from demand list,
    (As Australia removed 216 occupation from demand list on 19th April 17)
  • Immigration process may close like UK & USA
  • Asset requirements may increase
  • You are not getting younger day by day so you may not able to score minimum passing mark
  • Employers requirement may fulfil any time
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Are you planning to Migrate Canada under Express Entry?

Are you planning to Migrate Canada? Succeeding in Canada needs proper preparation and a good strategy and most important right advisor / Immigration Consultant.

The more you know and prepare in advance, the smoother your settlement will be in your new country. That’s why we’re here to make your experience unforgettable so you can enjoy your immigration journey like the thousands of immigrants who successfully achieved their immigration destination with our honest immigration Advices

We can help & ensure the success of your case by analyzing the facts, determining your eligibility, explaining possible benefits, and identifying all available legal avenues.

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In immigration, nothing is as straightforward as it seems. Many situations involve hidden circumstances that, if left unaddressed, can unfavourably affect an applicant’s case and immigration status. Filing paperwork alone without obtaining legitimate, professional advice and assistance is an enormous risk. The consequences of wrongly assuming that your case is simple and straightforward can be devastating.

Immigration is an opportunity of Investment:

When you consider moving to another country, usually you considered is an expense but let us explore this is investment that you will get with multiply return in form of better child Education, Free Health care, pension & unemployment insurance. So we make sure you have the right paper work so opportunity of investment won’t be vanished just making mistakes in processing.

Don’t Be a Victim

Since immigration laws and regulations are complex and require comprehensive knowledge, specialization in immigration law helps ensure that the attorney is focused on the ever-changing federal laws

You should never rely on the advice of professional who take guarantee of your employment and tempting you by offering lower consultation charges you are not learning material for them.

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