Canada Express Entry Profile – How to Create and Documents Required to Complete Express Entry Profile
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Canada’s job market is strong, with lots of opportunities for skilled employees. Since there is a high employment rate and a low inflation rate, it implies that it is very affordable for immigrants and their families. As a result, the number of Express Entry applications has surged in recent years. The other reason for this might be that Express Entry draws take place every two weeks.
What is Express Entry
The Canada Express Entry program is a points-based immigration system. It allocates points to applicants based on their age, experience, Canadian job status, and nomination by a province or territory. The higher the Express Entry and CRS points in a profile, the more likely it will be granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency in Canada.
Various programs managed under Express Entry are:
If you want to apply for the Canada Express Entry program, you first need to check if you qualify for any Express Entry-related programs. The Canada Express Entry Program evaluates candidates using a points-based system. The primary goal of this method is to identify candidates who have the best possibility of thriving in Canada when they arrive. Individuals who out of 100 score 67 points or higher in any one of the federal immigration programs are placed in the Express Entry pool, where their profiles are assessed using a maximum score of 1200. Candidates are rated against each other in the pool based on their CRS scores. As a result, you should first verify the IRCC’s point-based criteria to determine your eligibility.
How to create an Express Entry profile?
If you are eligible, you can follow the procedures outlined below to create an Express Entry profile. Then, you can register with either Sign-In Partner or GCKey.
A GCKey allows you to access the Government of Canada’s online services in a safe manner. It allows you to pick your username and password. You’ll also need to come up with some security questions. This protects your information and allows you to regain access to your account.
To open an account with a sign-in partner, you must use your online Canadian banking details. In addition, you must be a member of one of our Sign-In Partners and have an online bank account with them.
How to register with GCKey?
Step 1: Click Register with a GCKey below.
Step 2: Select Sign Up from the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Read the Terms and Conditions of use and click “I Accept.”
Step 4: Create a username for yourself. Continue by pressing the Enter key.
Step 5: Create a password for yourself. Continue by pressing the Enter key.
Step 6: Create your security questions and responses. Click “Continue.”
Step 7: Click Continue to get to the Sign Up Complete page.
Step 8: Read the Terms and Conditions. Click “I Accept.”
Step 9: Fill out the form with your information and go to the next step to establish your account.
Documents required to complete Express Entry profile
Applicants must submit the following information in order to complete their profiles.
- Proof of age and identity
- Contact Information
- A detailed account of their educational history
- A detailed account of their work experience
- Language proficiency
- Factors that facilitate their adaptability to life in Canada
- Family composition
- Information on their spouse or common-law partner, if applicable
In order to successfully complete a profile, applicants must also have:
- Passport or travel document
- Language test results and ECA – All applicants applying under the Express Entry program must provide proof of their knowledge of at least one of the official languages of Canada (English and French). Applicants should complete and submit the language exam results and receive their ECA (Educational Credential Assessment.) Anyone who wishes to immigrate to Canada under the Federal Skilled Worker Program must first get an education credential evaluation. The evaluation is not mandatory if the candidate is applying under the Federal Skilled Trade Program or the Canadian Experience Class.
- National Occupation Classification Documents – The title and code of the occupation that best describes their work experience as stated in the NOC. In order to successfully immigrate to Canada using the Express Entry system, all applicants must be able to demonstrate that their work experience meets the definition of an occupation that is included in Canada’s National Occupation Classification database, which is divided into three categories: Skill Type 0 (Management Jobs), Skill Level A (Professional Jobs), and Skill Level B (Other Jobs) (Technical Jobs and Skilled Trades).
- A copy of a written job offer from a Canadian employer (if offered a job).
Steps to follow after successfully completing and submitting the online Express Entry application
Step 1: Check your profile for an ITA (invitation to apply) for permanent residency on a regular basis.
Step 2: After receiving an ITA, pay the fee and submit your completed permanent residency application to IRCC. This procedure includes medical exams and police certification. When you submit your application, IRCC will provide you with an acknowledgment receipt.
Step 3: Provide your biometric details when asked.
Step 4: Wait for your final decision. After your application is granted, you’ll receive a CORP (Confirmation of Permanent Residence) and a permanent resident visa.
Note: You have the option to exit the process at any moment. The IRCC database will preserve the information you entered into your profile. You will be given 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. If you miss it, you’ll have to start again. However, an Express Entry profile remains valid for a year.
Frequently Asked Questions
For how long is the Express Entry profile valid?
Can I apply for multiple programs under Express Entry?
What is the difference between FSWP and FSTP?
Can I apply for both Express Entry and PNP?
What is the minimum qualifying score for Express Entry?