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Canada federal skilled worker immigration program/express entry program.
If you are skilled, you may be eligible for Canadian PR. Candidates can also apply with their spouse and dependent children. 70-80 percent of applications are processed within six months or less. Canada is the most renowned migration location in the world. Like various other developed countries, it offers its people brilliant working opportunities along with exceptionally high living standards.
In order to be eligible to submit an express entry profile you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Work experience
Applicants should have minimum of 1 year of continuous experience in a single profession. However, in order to maximise your CRS, total work continuous work experience of 3 years is advisable.
Graduation is the minimum education required for the applicant. If education was finished anywhere out of Canada then ECA (education Credentials Assessment) is required.
- Language Proficiency
Candidates need to take an approved language proficiency test such as IELTS General (6.0 bands in each module) or CELPIP (equivalent score in terms of IELTS General). The higher the score the better chances of success.
- Settlement funds
Candidates should carry sufficient funds to settle in Canada.
Having satisfied the above criteria, your point total must be at least 67 to be eligible to submit an Express Entry profile.
Step-by-step instructions to apply for federal skilled worker program.
Step 1: Check eligibility Candidates can check their eligibility using the eligibility criteria mentioned above, ensure that you at least meet the minimum requirements for the program for work experience, language proficiency, and education. Also, make sure you check your score on the FSW points grid.
Step 2: Documentation
a) Valid passport.
b) Test results from a certified language test. For English, one may take the IELTS or CELPIP and for French, TEF and TCF are the two available options to choose from.
c) ECA (Education Credentials Assessment) it is required to be done if the applicant has done their studies outside of Canada.
Step 3: Profile creation for express entry program
Here we will create your profile on your behalf on IRRCC website, you will be asked to share necessary details.
Before you proceed to the next step, you must consider improving your CRS score. This is where we can assist you professionally.
We will provide proper assistance to improve your CRS score if you fall below the cut-off using various methods. One known method is getting you prepared better for the language test and many more.
Step 4: Receive ITA (Invitation To Apply)
From here, applicants are given 60 days to submit a complete application. ITAs are issued when IRCC conducts one of its draws from the Express Entry pool. It is actually a moment of triumph for many families.
Step 5: Medical and Police clearance
All candidates have go through medical examination with an IRCC recognised panel and police clearance along with background inspection. After this, an e-application must be submitted within 60 days of receiving an ITA, this will include detailed work reference letters from previous employers.
Step 6: E-application is analyzed
The submitted e-application is analyzed and reviewed by a Canadian officer and they let you know if anything else is required.
Step 7: Confirmation regarding permanent residency
When an applicant’s application is approved, they receive a (COPR) confirmation of permanent residence document. An officer at a Canadian port of entry or at an IRCC office signs and dates this document when permanent residence is granted.
Step 8: Receive PR card
Once applicants get confirmation status, they can apply for PR card. PR card can be used as proof of status, if travelling outside Canada.