Immigration Consultant Toronto: what you need to know about Express Entry
As a lot of you may already know by now, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has done a complete overhaul of the skilled worker programs in Canada. Particularly, the programs that have been affected are the Federal Skilled Workers (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). In this article, we will outline the major changes that have taken effect and let you know how our experienced Immigration Consultant Toronto experts can help you obtain Permanent Residence under the aforementioned programs under the new Express Entry system.
First, the most significant change that has taken place under the new Express Entry program, has to do with establishing your potential to obtain PR status in Canada under any of the above mentioned streams. Prior to Express Entry, as long as you met the requirements and eligibility criteria of a certain skilled worker category in Canada, you could apply under that program for Permanent Resident status. With the launch of Express Entry, this is no longer the case. Now, regardless of if you meet the requirements of any of the above mentioned categories, you have to create a profile and apply online first so that CIC can get a full understanding of your work experience and education credentials.
Next, your profile will then be evaluated against other potential candidates in the same category of immigration. This means that even if you meet the requirements of the program under which you are applying, it does not necessarily guarantee that you will get PR status. After evaluating your profile against others in the same pool of applicants, the most qualified individuals will then be selected to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Upon receiving an Invitation to Apply, you may then follow the necessary steps to apply as a skilled immigrant. This will eventually lead to you getting your Permanent Resident status in Canada. Once you have received your ITA and have submitted a complete application package, you will be able to obtain your Permanent Resident status within 6 months, hence the name Express Entry.
The most critical aspect of the entire Express Entry process is the fact that your skills and qualifications will be evaluated against a pool of applicants and not just against the criteria of the program under which you are applying. This means that you have to ensure that your profile stands out from the crowd and that you highlight all the components of your work and education history that CIC is looking to retain. This is where our Immigration Consultant Toronto professionals come in.
We have been conducting a lot of research in to this new system of immigration in Canada. Based on our findings we have been able to determine the types of occupations, educational history, and work experience that the government of Canada is trying to retain. Our Immigration Consultant Toronto professionals can ensure that your profile is submitted in a way that you will stand out from other applicants and that your profile is not overlooked. We can help you get a spot in the invitation for Permanent Residence so that you can come to and/or remain in Canada permanently with your family.
Contact us today to see how we can help you get Permanent Resident status through the new Express Entry program.