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How Express Entry Works?


Express Entry is the easiest and the most popular program for immigration to Canada. Here are the steps that you need to follow for Canada Permanent Residency Visa-

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Step 1- Express Entry Profile

  • The candidate needs to make an express entry profile
  • The profile will ask you to fill in about your work experience, language capabilities, skills and other personal credentials
  • After you complete your profile, the Canadian authority will examine it and will decide if your profile is eligible for express entry pool or not
  • If you satisfy the eligibility criteria under any one of the federal economic immigration programs- FSWP, FSTP or CEC, then your profile will land into express entry pool, which is our Step 2.
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Step 2- Express Entry Pool

  • After completing your profile, you will get a score (called CRS score), which will be based on your credentials that you provided in Step 1.
  • This CRS score will decide your spot in the express entry pool
  • Higher the score, more prominent your position in the pool
  • CRS score is central to your selection procedure for Canada PR visa. Check your CRS score here.
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Step 3- Apply for Job

  • If you are having a valid Job offer letter at the time or before your application for Canada PR is in the process, then you can claim extra 10 points in your CRS score
  • Job offer letter is not mandatory, but beneficial from the view point of extra CRS score
  • Canadian employers are on a continuous outlook for skilled Indian migrants. You can contact our job assistance team at +91-8447281370 or mail at info@aptechvisa.com to know more.

Step 4- Invitation- To-Apply

  • If your profile got selected from the pool of applications, then you will receive Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Canadian authorities
  • The selection is based on CRS cut-off as decided and announced by CIC, from time to time under the name Express Entry draw. Check latest Express Entry draw here.
  • You can also receive an ITA in case your profile is selected under Express Entry stream of a particular province or territory. Check different Provincial nomination program (PNP) for which your profile can receive ITA.

Step 5- Filing PR Visa

  • Within time frame of 60 days of receiving your ITA, you need to file for your Permanent Residency Visa
  • The method of applying is through an online application

For complete guide on how to get you Canada PR, contact our immigration experts at +91-8447281370, 7503832132 or mail at info@aptechvisa.com


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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.

    Contact the visa experts of Aptech Global to decide your ultimate immigration pathway for Canada PR

  •   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.


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