2020 step by step guide for Canada Express Entry Program
2020 step by step guide for Canada Express Entry Program
Every year hundreds and thousands of applications are filed for Canada immigration through its different immigration programs. The previous year, 2019 has marked one of the successful years in terms of immigration and now the New Year, 2020 is expected to bring several new hopes to immigrants, which will help to accomplish their dreams to migrate to Canada. Among others, Canada express entry is one of the easiest ways to migrate to Canada. The Federal Government of Canada introduced this program in 2015 to improve the quality of influx of immigrants as well as the transparency and speed of the Canada immigration system. It has three immigration categories including, Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class
Step-by-step procedure to migrate to Canada via Canada express entry program in 2020:
If you are interested in moving to Canada in 2020 via express entry, then follow the below steps
Step 1: Find your NOC
NOC stands for National Occupational Classification. It is a nationally recognized system which provides job description to its every occupation and classifies them into different categories including, Skill Type 0, Skill level A, Skill level B, Skill level C and Skill level D.
To be eligible for all three economic categories under Canada immigration Express entry, a candidate must have work experience in Skill Type 0, Skill level A, and Skill level B. So, based on the job duties and job responsibilities, you can search for your NOC Canada code and its skill type or level.
Step 2: Get ECA:
ECA stands for Education Credential Assessment. If you have completed your education outside Canada, then you need to assess your education credentials like a diploma or degree by any of the IRCC designated organizations like WES (World Education Services). Remember, ECA is valid for five years only.
An ECA compares and determines whether your degree/diploma/certificate is of the same standard with the Canadian education system. FSTC and CEC both have no minimum requirement for education; however, providing ECA for secondary education boosts up your Canada immigration points.
Step 3: Appear to language proficiency test like IELTS:
One of the most important steps in the procedure to migrate to Canada is to secure a good score in language proficiency test like IELTS. All three categories of express entry require score card of IELTS as a minimum eligibility criteria to migrate to Canada.
Language proficiency test approved by IRCC for Canada immigration:
For the English Language:
CELPIP: Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
For French Language:
TEF Canada: Test d’evaluation de francais
TCF Canada: Test de connaissance du francais
Step 4: Check your eligibility
To continue the further procedure to migrate to Canada, you first need to meet the eligibility criteria of at least one of the economic categories of Express entry. Without qualifying the eligibility criteria, you cannot become a part of the Express entry pool.
|Education||Minimum secondary education||Not required||Not required|
|Work experience||An applicant must have one year of work experience within the last ten years either combination of full-time or part-time work in NOC classified skill type 0, A or B||An applicant to have two year of work experience in skilled trade within the last five years and a full-time job offer for a minimum of one year||An applicant must have one year of work experience in Canada within the last three years|
|Language proficiency||A minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) level 7 in language proficiency test like IELTS within the last ten years.||An applicant who has scored a minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) 5 for speaking and listening & CLB 4 for reading and writing in language proficiency test like IELTS.||An applicant who has scored a minimum of Canadian language benchmark (CLB) level 7 in language proficiency test like IELTS if NOC is 0 or A and CLB 5 if NOC is B|
|Points||A minimum of 67 points out of 100 in the point assessment grid||Not required||Not required|
|Proof of funds||Required||Required||Not required|
Step 5: Get ready with the checklist of documents:
Go through the below checklist of documents in advance for Canada immigration visa as some documents like police clearance certificate take some months to provide.
Documents for identification and marital status:
- Travel documents and valid passport
- Marriage certificate
- Divorce certificate and legal separation agreement
- Birth certificate of dependent children
- Adoption certificate of adopted children
- Medical certificate
- Police clearance certificate
- Settlement funds
Documents required for claiming CRS score
- Proof of work experience
- Educational certificates
- Valid job offer
- IELTS scorecard
- Relative in Canada
Step 6: Calculate your CRS score:
All express entry profiles are evaluated through the Comprehensive Ranking System. There are four components of CRS point table – Core human capital factors, Accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, Transferability factors and Additional points for accessing profiles. All these factors constitute a total of 1200 points, and you can calculate your score through CRS point calculator.
Step 7: Get into Express entry profile:
After completing above steps, now you can create express entry profile which needs detailed information on your credentials like Name, highest qualification, work experience, family members, the scorecard of the language proficiency test, choice of the province, provincial nomination (if any), marital status and more. There are 60 days to fill up and submit your Canada immigration visa application.
Step 8: Receive an ITA
ITA stands for Invitation to Apply and it is issued to candidates in the express entry pool who have secured a CRS score above the threshold score drawn in each Express entry draw. IRCC conducts the express entry draw after an average gap of two weeks with a threshold CRS cut-off. After receiving ITA, the candidate can apply for Canada permanent residence. The validity of an ITA is 60 days only.
Step 9: Upload all the required documents:
Upload all the required documents provided in the above checklist of documents in a PDF file which must be less than 4 MB.
Step 10: pay the fees
To apply for Canada immigration Express entry program, you need to pay processing fee, Right of Permanent Resident Fee and biometric fee.
|Processing fee||550 (Canadian dollar) per person and 150 (Canadian dollar) per child|
|Right of Permanent Resident Fee||490 (Canadian dollar) per person
Dependent children are exempted from this fee
|Biometric fee||85 (Canadian dollar) per person and 170 (Canadian dollar) for a family applying visa jointly
Children below 14 years are exempted from this fee
Step 11: Wait for confirmation
Once IRCC receive your application, it will send you Acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) and it will take around six months for processing of your Express entry application. If all things go well, you will soon receive COPR (Confirmation of Permanent Residence).
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