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 Hi,

Canada Express Entry draw is held twice in a month after the gap of 15 days. So, we can say that in a year, at least 24 rounds are conducted by the Canadian Government to invite applicants under different CRS score cut-off.

Rest number of Express Entry draw can go up or down as per the Canadian labour requirements. The country wants to invite a maximum number of skilled and qualified workers who can come and contribute towards their boosting economy. The invitations are given as per the requirement under the Canada Immigration Level Plan.

The Canada Express Entry is the most popular visa and immigration program that allows skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the country by applying through any three of the economic programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

The point-based system is followed to invite skilled and qualified workers where an applicant must score at least 67 immigration points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment grid for the factors namely age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, and adaptability factors.

The eligible applicants are then ranked according to their profile and receive the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The highest CRS score applicant is then invited to apply for Canada Immigration through regular Express Entry Draw.

Thus, as per the recent CRS draw applicants with CRS 450 and above are invited to apply for Canada PR. This means that applicants with CRS score 450 and above are given an invitation for permanent residency of Canada.

You may check all Express Entry draw score here!

For further information related to CRS score and Canada PR chances, it is suggested to connect with visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global by filling the Canada Immigration Assessment Form. One of the experts will soon contact you to discuss the Canada PR query.

 Hi,

 Yes, you may migrate to Canada through Canada’s Family Sponsorship Programs provided your family member is either a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident holder.

 As your age has crossed the skilled migration visa programs eligibility chances, the best possible immigration pathway will be through Super Visa that comes under the Canada Family Sponsorship Program.

 Canada Super Visa allows your children or grandchildren to sponsor for Super Visa provided your sponsor is Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident holder. You must prove your relationship with children/grandchildren to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to become eligible for Super Visa. This is the extended visitor visa for parents and grandparents that is popularly known as Super Visa.

 If you are seeking Canada PR under Super Visa make sure to fulfill the below-mentioned eligibility requirements for the same.

 As a parent/grandparent of Canadian Citizen/permanent resident holder:

 

·         They must be admissible to Canada

·         Must be physically and mentally fit

·         Prove their sponsors will be able to support them financially during their stay in Canada

·         Meet character and health requirements

 

As a sponsor:

 

·         Must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident holder

·         Must sign a commitment agreement that you will be able to support your parents/grandparents financially during their stay in Canada

·         Meet the minimum income requirement designed for super visa

 

The applicants who received super visa are allowed to live with their children for at least 2 years continuously from the date of visa issued. The visa duration is 10 years and the shortest Canadian PR processing time is approximately 8 weeks.

 

This is the best immigration program to invite parents to Canada. However, not exactly a permanent residency visa but a long stay visa.

 

To know more in this regard it is suggested to fill the Canada Immigration Assessment form and wait for a callback from the visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global. One of the experts will contact you soon to discuss the Canada PR query. 

 

 

 Hi,

There are different Canada PR programs offered by the Canadian government and every program has its own eligibility requirements and process to apply for the permanent residency. As said there are different programs depending upon the personal preference.

The Canadian government allows migrants to come and settle in the country by applying through skilled immigration programs like Express Entry, Provincial Nominee Programs, and Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program or family sponsorship programs like Super Visa, Spousal Sponsorship, etc.

Assuming you are a skilled worker and willing to apply for Canada PR, I would like to tell you the general process for Canada Permanent Resident Visa through Canada Express Entry and Provincial Nomination Programs.

Express Entry System was introduced to invite skilled and qualified workers to Canada to contribute towards the growing economy of the country. There are three programs that are processed under the Express Entry System namely The Federal Skilled Worker Program, The Federal Skilled Trade Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Federal Skilled Worker Program is designed for overseas skilled migrants who can come and work in the country for an indefinite period of time. A point immigration system is followed where an applicant first needs to:

  • Take the Educational Credential Assessment Test
  • Give language assessment test
  • check your occupation NOC code on CIC website

After getting a positive outcome of the above-mentioned steps, create a Canada express entry profile online and mention key credentials like age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability, and adaptability factors. A minimum of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Assessment grid is required for the above-mentioned factors to become eligible for moving forward in the Canada PR process.

The eligible applicants are then placed into the express entry pool where they are ranked according to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score given for the information provided in the profile. The highest ranking applicants are then invited to apply by the Canadian Government through regular CIC draws.

As per the latest CIC draw, applicants with CRS 451 and above are getting an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from the Canadian Government.

The selected ITA applicants are then given 60 days time period to file their PR visa by submitting complete and accurate document kit.

Alternatively, Canada also offers Provincial Nominee Programs that allows the skilled and qualified worker to work and settle in the particular province of Canada. Every province has its own way of nominating the potential applicants.

The provinces of Canada, thus offer many PR programs that an applicant may select according to their personal preferences. The PNPs are processed through Express Entry and Non-Express Entry as well.

For further information related to Canada PR and different eligibility requirements, it is suggested to connect with visa and immigration experts of Aptech Global by filling the Canada Immigration Assessment form. One of the experts will soon contact you to discuss the Canada PR query.

 Hi,

Canada is one of the popular travel destinations that are flocked by many visitors from across the globe. The country is great to explore beautiful destinations, nightlife and lavish lifestyle on Canada Tourist Visa.

Canada Tourist Visa allows tourist to visit Canada for the purpose of tourism and leisure for a definite period of time. The time duration valid for Canada Tourist Visa is 6 months in one go. A Canada tourist visa is also known as Canada

Visitor Visa or Canadian Temporary Resident Visa.

  • There are different categories of tourist visa on the purpose of duration and entry:
  • Single Entry System where a visitor is allowed to enter Canada just once

Multiple Entry Systems is a visa category is allowed to come and go from Canada for at least six months without reapplying again and the validity of this visa is 10 years, or one month before the visa holder’s passport expire whichever is earlier.

The essential Canada tourist visa document kit is as follows:

  • Valid passport
  • Complete online visa application form
  • Colored passport size photographs
  • Proof of hotel accommodation
  • Return air-tickets
  • Leave letter from the organization
  • Last 6-month salary slips
  • Official bank statements of 6 months
  • If self-employed, shop act/MOA/Deed
  • If the student, NOC from college/university
  • If retired, retirement letter/pension slips, etc.
  • any other documents as and when asked by the immigration department

To know more about Canada Tourist Visa and complete document kit, it is suggested to fill the Free Assessment form and one of the experts of Aptech Global will contact you soon to discuss Canada Tourist visa query.

Canada Permanent Residency for skilled migration visa categories is point based on inviting skilled and qualified workers to come and settle in the country on a permanent basis. The applicant who applies for Canada PR is known as a primary applicant and the accompanying family members are known as a secondary applicant and dependent applicants.

The primary applicant must be that person who has the highest immigration point score for Canada Permanent Residence under Express Entry irrespective of the gender. Therefore, husband or wife whoever score high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score must apply for Canada Permanent Residency. After all, it is not about who is superior and who is not but who has the maximum immigration chances for Canada PR.
Thus, to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry an applicant must decide the best visa category in which you have the maximum chances of applying for Canada PR. The visa categories include the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

Federal Skilled Worker Program is one of the most popular visas and immigration program under the Express Entry Program. To apply for FSWP, you must take an educational credential assessment test and language assessment test. After getting a desirable result, create an express entry profile and mention key credentials like age, educational qualification, work experience, language ability and adaptability factors, a minimum of 67 points out of 100 on Canada Point Assessment grid is required to apply for Canada PR.
The eligible applicants are then placed into the express entry pool where they are ranked according to their comprehensive ranking system score. The highest ranking applicant is then invited to apply for Canada PR through regular CIC draw.

Thus, if the primary applicant has good immigration point scores then the chances of Canada PR doubles. To know who should be the primary applicant depending upon the immigration score, it is suggested to fill the free assessment form and one of the visa experts will contact you soon to discuss the Canada PR query and review. 
Foundational legislation to create the Express Entry application management system was introduced in Bill C-4 (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 2) and received Royal Assent in December 2013.
These amendments added a new division to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which established a pre-application stage as the first step in immigrating to Canada under certain economic programs. In addition, this division includes broad provisions outlining the Express Entry process, the required information-sharing measures, as well as measures enabling a role for third parties (provinces, territories and employers) under this new system.
As a result of ongoing policy development and work with provinces and territories to design and implement the Express Entry system, further legislative amendments were introduced as part of Bill C-31 (Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 1). Bill C-31 solidified the existing legislative framework and enabled certain technical and operational requirements in advance of the January 2015 launch date.
Key changes included in these amendments will:

  • require that claims made at the time an Express Entry profile is submitted continue to be true at the time Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) receives an application for permanent residence;
  • ensure that third party determinations, such as language test results or Education Credential Assessments (ECA), can be required at Express Entry submission stage;
  • require that information from Express Entry candidates be provided electronically, including their application for permanent residence; and
  • enable the Express Entry system to be applied to the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) in order to encourage provincial and territorial use.
Economic Action Plan 2014 committed $14 million over two years and $4.7 million ongoing to implement the Express Entry system.
Additionally, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) received funding for two key components for employer participation in the Express Entry system:
  • Job Match/Job Bank will receive $11.8 million over 2 years and $3.3 million ongoing to enhance the job match service; and
  • The Labour Market Opinion (LMO) (now Labour Market Impact Assesment (LMIA)) process also received funding of $11 million over 2 years and $3.5 million ongoing to enhance and strengthen the LMO process, including improved processing times for certain applications.
An employer or potential candidate may choose to use a recruiter, immigration consultant or lawyer when using the Express Entry system, but it is not required.
Note: Only some people can charge a fee or receive any other type of payment to represent an immigrant or advise on a Canadian immigration proceeding or application. These are:
  • lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society;
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec; and
  • immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.

These people are called “authorized” representatives.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will not deal with representatives who are not members of one of the above groups and who charge for their services.

The Government of Canada takes program integrity very seriously.
We expect applicants to be truthful in their self-declared Express Entry profile and Application for Permanent Residence. During processing, an immigration officer will review and validate all information. Anyone who has provided false information could be found inadmissible for misrepresentation and could be barred for five years from applying to come to Canada for any reason. This includes applications completed by immigration consultants and lawyers.
For more information on fraud related to the Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), please refer to Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
As part of the reforms being made by the Government of Canada to its economic immigration system, improvements to foreign credential recognition (FCR) and the way credentials are recognized are being prioritized.
Increased collaboration with provinces and territories, regulatory authorities, and professional bodies is resulting in the development of steps to make their license and assessment tools accessible to potential immigrants before they come to Canada, giving immigrants a head start on the recognition of their qualifications.
Through an Education Credential Assessment (ECA), a potential Express Entry candidate’s foreign educational credentials are authenticated and assessed against Canadian standards. This allows applicants to have a better sense of how their education fits into the Canadian labour market and helps them make more informed choices about immigration and Canadian career paths. There are currently five organizations designated by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to deliver ECA services for immigration purposes, including two professional bodies (Medical Council of Canada and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada). Work is being done to add more organizations and professional bodies to the list of those designated to provide ECA services.
Note: If you are hoping to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, you must have an ECA that indicates that your foreign educational credentials are equivalent to a completed Canadian credential. If you are hoping to apply to the Federal Skilled Trades Program or Canadian Experience Class, an ECA is optional, but it may let you earn more points for the education component on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and improve your chances of being invited to apply.
All ECAs included in an Express Entry profile will be validated with the issuing organization when an application for permanent residence is submitted for processing.

Each province and territory is responsible for licensing regulated professions and trades through regulatory bodies and apprenticeship authorities. However, there may be different requirements for licensing depending on where you live. Also, some professions are not regulated in every province.
Learn more about the credential recognition process.
Employers may choose to make a job offer to a prospective immigrant for a related occupation while they work toward getting licensed.
Note: If you work in a regulated profession, you must go through the process of getting your license in the province or territory that you plan on settling in. An Education Credential Assessment (ECA) or an Invitation to Apply (ITA) does not mean that your work experience and professional credentials are automatically recognized in Canada.
If you plan to work in an occupation that is regulated in Canada, you should contact the regulatory authority in the province or territory where you plan to live as soon as possible. They can give you information about the process for being licensed.

Each province and territory is responsible for licensing regulated professions and trades through regulatory bodies and apprenticeship authorities. However, there may be different requirements for licensing depending on where you live. Also, some professions are not regulated in every province.
Learn more about the credential recognition process.
Employers may choose to make a job offer to a prospective immigrant for a related occupation while they work toward getting licensed.
 

Language test results are valid for 2 years. They must be valid at the time an application for permanent residence under Express Entry is submitted.
ECAs are valid for 5 years and must also be valid at the time an application for permanent residence under Express Entry is submitted.

When you create your Express Entry profile, you will have to include the test identifier and results score of your language test. If you completed your education outside Canada, you will also have to show what your (ECA) report lists as the equivalent Canadian education. You must also include the report’s reference number (sometimes known as the “CIC number”). We will verify the information you gave us with the testing/assessment organizations if you are invited to apply for permanent residence.
You should also update your profile any time you receive updated language test scores or ECA results.If you get an ITA, we may ask for more information about your results as we process your application for permanent residence.
Note:
When you apply for permanent residence, your language tests and/or ECAs will be validated with the organization that issued them. If you give false information at any point in the process, you could be:

  • found inadmissible to Canada for misrepresentation; and
  • barred for five years from applying to come to Canada for any reason.
The cost of an ECA and the length of time to get one vary. Find out more on the websites of the designated organizations.

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