The Government of Canada has started a new immigration process called Express Entry for skilled professionals wherein online profile is created by interested applicants from across the world. The selection is on merits and the highest ranking profiles are selected in regular draws conducted online by Canada Immigration. The applications are submitted on the official website of CIC under the new rules from 1st January 2015 onwards. The government has proposed to process the invited applications within 6 months or less. Previously, only 24 occupations were announced in the eligible occupations but, the new system has created unmatched opportunities to many more professional occupations paving the way for a greater thrust to this immigration program.Since there is no limit on the number of online applications submitted, Hence, quick decision to file the immigration petition is the key to new Express Entry program under different Skilled Federal or PNP and Canadian work experience class (CEC) Immigration categories.

Candidates who receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) will have 60 days to submit an online application and upload required documents for permanent residence in any one of the following 4 programs :

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • A portion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

CIC will process the majority of complete applications received within six months or less

Under this ambitious Express Entry Scheme, almost 3000 applications are being selected per month in the fortnightly draws that are being held regularly from 1st January 2015 onwards. Several visa sub classes like Federal Skilled Worker program, Federal Trade Worker program, PNP, Canadian work experience class etc as shown above are merged in the Express Entry system and the highest ranking profiles are selected and invited from the online database of the government of Canada.

Hence, we suggest our prospective clients to take a speedy decision because the online express entry pool is accepting thousands of applications per week and the competition is becoming fierce day by day because only the highest ranking profiles are invited to apply for Permanent Resident visas.