One of the easy options to migrate Canada is to obtain a Permanent Resident (PR) visa through Express Entry program. The Express Entry system is the first step under these programs. Individuals need to score at least 67 points to be eligible to migrate to Canada as skilled workers. The factors that will be assessed include skills, work experience, educational qualifications, English language proficiency and others.
The Express Entry is based on a Comprehensive Ranking Score, also known as CRS, which is given to each and every candidate who has submitted an application for immigration under the system. The score is computed based on the following factors:
Factor 1 : AGE
Factor 2 : EDUCATION
Factor 3 : EXPERIENCE
Factor 4 : LANGUAGE SKILLS
Factor 5 : ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA [LMIA approved ]
Factor 6 : ADAPTABILITY
AGE – MAXIMUM 12 POINTS
Points will be awarded to applicants for their age. They can obtain a maximum 12 points. The age calculation is done from the day your application is received.
EDUCATION – MAXIMUM 25 POINTS
You can score a maximum 25 Canada immigration points for your education. If you have an overseas education you must have an ECA report from an authorized agency. Educational Credential Assessment report evaluates whether your overseas degrees/diplomas are on par with Canadian education.
EXPERIENCE – MAXIMUM 15 POINTS
Canada immigration points will also be incurred for your work experience. You can obtain points for the number of years you worked full-time that was paid and a minimum 30 hours weekly. An equal amount of part-time work is also eligible. You can obtain a maximum 15 points for this factor, as quoted by Canada
LANGUAGE SKILLS – MAXIMUM 28 POINTS
Knowledge of English and or French will help you in the entry into the Canadian job market. You can obtain a maximum 28 points for your language skills assessed for writing, reading, listening, and speaking.
ARRANGED EMPLOYMENT IN CANADA – MAXIMUM 10 POINTS
You can also obtain Canada immigration points for a job offer of minimum 1-year form an employer in Canada. You must get this offer prior to submitting an application for arriving in Canada as a federal skilled worker.
ADAPTABILITY – MAXIMUM 10 POINTS
You will be offered points based on your past study, work, and relatives in Canada. Your Common-Law-Partner or Spouse if immigrating to Canada with you can also incur additional points under the adaptability.
Generally, applicants tend to be too focused on only one factor at the cost of others. It is important to remember that points can be scored in a number of areas. It is advisable to consider each and every factor and look for ways to improve. Our Canada Immigration Express Entry Consultants can help you in preparing your application to increase the CRS score in each of the areas.
2. Apply for a Provincial Nomination
The best way to automatically go to the top of the Express Entry pool and get an ITA with almost certainty is to apply for provincial nomination. Each province has different occupations on its priority list. Identifying and applying to those provinces, which have your occupation as a priority occupation, will definitely improve your odds of obtaining a provincial nomination and consequently an Invitation to Apply. The provincial nominations can tend to fill up within a few hours of being opened and it’s therefore important to be alert with respect to Provincial Nomination Program announcements
3. Apply for Job in a Skilled Category
If you can manage to secure an employment offer in a skilled profession in a company in Canada, this can provide you with 200 additional points for your CRS score. This can improve your chances of obtaining an ITA dramatically. You can choose to apply online for the various jobs in Canada, if you can afford it, then you can even visit Canada and apply in person after conducting an on-the-ground search for a job. You will be able to visit employment fairs and also understand the environment and culture from your visit.
4. Go Back to School
Not literally, but improving your education profile, by studying for an additional degree can improve your prospects for receiving an ITA. The Canadian Express Entry system will provide an additional 30 CRS points for those who have obtained a post-graduate degree. You will get additional bonus points if you have completed your education in Canada at a designated learning institution. Additionally getting your qualifications assessed for ECA, can improve your scores.
Canada invited another 6,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 29. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 400, and whom may be eligible for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw. As per the tie-break rule, candidates who had the minimum score of 400 were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before April 24, 2021 at 15:24:49 UTC. IRCC publishes the cutoff time for the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement, regardless of whether there was an actual tie.
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