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Canada Express Entry, Canada Express Entry 2015

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Canada Express Entry Program was launched in January, 2015 by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada for skilled labor to come and join the Canadian work force.  To understand it better, one must know that the invitations are open throughout the year.

The recent changes

According to the new system introduced by the IRCC, the whole process will now be electronic and all the PR applications will be managed only in this manner from now on. It has been named the Canada Express Entry System. Presently, the immigration programs under IRCC are - The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), The Federal Skilled Trades Program, The Canadian Experience Class, A portion of the Provincial Nominee Program.

There is no restriction placed on the number of people who can apply through this program. Persons with experience in any field of work, any skill or professional background can put in their profile in the pool. This will allow the Federal and Provincial governments of the country to choose eligible applicants.

The Process

The Canadian employers and provinces will further choose from the pool, to find those candidates who can fill positions that are vacant. To be placed in the pool, an applicant must submit an expression of interest under any one of the programs. Following this, the highest ranking applicants will be sent an Invitation to Apply [ITA] under any of the above mentioned Canadian Economic Program.

 Once an ITA is received, a candidate must submit a PR application that is fully completed. Such applications will take 6 months or less to be processed. The Canadian Express Entry requires an applicant to be eligible in terms of age, English language proficiency, work experience (in and outside Canada) and educational qualification.


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Program Update


Funds requirement & express entry draws:

Number of Family Members

Funds required(in Canadian dollars)













7 or more





CRS Score

ITA issued














Express entry draw details: 




CRS Score

ITA issued














19th Draw was announced on 7th of September, 2016:

1000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to applicants with 491 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points.



CRS Score

ITA issued






















Accordingly also include below information:


Changes to comprehensive ranking system with effective from 19th Nov 2016:

  1.  Number of days required to submit PR application is increased from 60 days to 90 days.
  2.  Points awarded for Canadian educational credentials:
  • 0 points, if the foreign national has a secondary school educational credential,
  • 15 points, if the foreign national has an eligible credential from a one-year or two-year post-secondary program,
  • 30 points, if the foreign national has an eligible credential from a post-secondary program of three years or more, an eligible credential from a university-level program at the master’s level or doctoral level.  

             3.  Points granted for qualifying offer of arranged employment:

  • 200 points, if the offer is for employment in an occupation contained in Major Group 00  of the National Occupation Classification.
  • 50 points, if the offer is from the remaining groups of NOC (0,A &B)


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Program Details

Essentially, the Express entry program has the following stages:

  1. Candidate files an on-line express entry form and may be asked to provide information related to his qualifications, experience, occupation, Language skills, Canadian Education, Canadian Experience, Spousal language skills  and also presence of any blood relations in Canada.
  2. Canada Government will review his profile along with relevant documents and information and then indicate the suitable and selected program from – Federal Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trade, Canada Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program. For example: if candidate’s  profile shows that he will likely meet required pass mark for one of these programs, his / her profile will then be published in Express Entry Pool.
  3. It will be assessed to check whether or not it meets the selection criteria of one these migrant programs. So, the selection criteria or minimum pass-mark to be eligible to file an application under Express entry program is   the candidates must meet the basic criteria of one of these categories to be eligible to qualify to be accepted in the “pool” of applications.
  4. If he does meet the basic selection criteria, then his application will figure in a “pool” of candidates.
  5. The electronic system will then rank the pool of applications and higher the candidate appears in the rank, better are the chances for him to get an invite for filing a Canada PR application. 
  6. Candidates who meet the selection Criteria and have a confirmed job offer from a Canadian employer will be ranked higher in the Express entry pool and will get invite to file the PR application from IRCC.
  7. Candidates meeting the basic selection criteria aspiring for should attempt for job search to find suitable employment to increase chances of receiving an invitation.
  8.  Candidates can conduct an active job search and mail their profile directly to various employers and against advertised vacancies on the net. 
  9. In addition, candidate can file their profile/resume in the Canada “Job Bank” where Canadian Employers, federal and provincial governments will assess it. Job Bank will help to connect Express Entry candidates with eligible employers in Canada.
  10. Also, each of the provinces will have a limited quota of candidates it can nominate and hence the provinces can also be approached for nomination. Candidates meeting selection criteria, having a provincial nomination will mean a “higher” rank in the pool.
  11. Candidate will be issued a job offer in Canada supported with Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC).
  12. Once he is offered LMIA, Government of Canada will immediately invite him to submit an application for permanent residence visa, which is called Invitation to Apply (ITA). Once he receives ITA, he will have to submit an application for permanent residence visa within 90 days with required documents.
  13. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less.
  14. Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool.

Y-Axis Process

  • Qualification / Education Assessment.
  • Customized Document Checklist and critical document templates.
  • Guidance on key documentation requirements.
  • Filing of online application form to create profile for Invitation.
  • IELTS Guidance document.
  • Reference letter Templates.
  • Self Declaration Templates.
  • Police Clearance Certificate Procedure.
  • Guidance on Medical.

Canada Express Entry FAQs

  1. What is Canada Express Entry?

Canada Express Entry 2015 is a new way to manage applications that IRCC receives through various economic immigration programs. People who qualify and meet the criteria of these programs will be placed into a database pool. The Canadian employers, Government of Canada, Provincial and Territorial Governments will be able to directly short list candidates from this pool.

  1. How Does It Work?

Candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Candidates will be awarded points for:

  • a job offer and/or
  • a provincial/territorial nomination and/or
  • skills and experience – factors that contribute to success in Canada.
  1. Is There a Different Point-Based System Canada Express Entry Scheme?
  • 200 points, if the offer is for employment in an occupation contained in Major Group 00  of the National Occupation Classification.
  • 50 points, if the offer is from the remaining groups of NOC (0,A &B)

     4.   When Will The Express Entry System Be Launched?

The Express Entry system was launched on January 2nd, 2015.

     5.   Are All Immigration Programs Covered Under Canada Express Entry?

No, Canada Express Entry will apply only to three Canadian economic programs:

  • Federal  Skilled Worker  Program.
  • Federal Skilled Traders Program, and
  • Canadian Experience Class.

    6.   Are Canada Express Entry Requirements Different from Other Immigration Programs?

Express Entry requirements are no different from the above immigration program requirements. Express Entry Canada is not a new economic program in itself, but a novel way to manage the applications IRCC receives online through the various immigration programs it runs throughout the year. It will enable IRCC to simplify and deal with online applications and process them faster to reduce the wait time.

   7.   Is there Any Cap to Canada Express Entry Pool?

Any number of people can submit their profile in the Express Entry Pool. There's no limit/cap as such. However, Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Permanent Residence will be based on the Annual Immigration Level Plan.

  1. How Often Will IRCC send out ITAs?

IRCC will carry out draws every few weeks on a regular basis and post the results on its website. Candidates who receive ITA will have to submit a complete PR application which will be processed in 6 months or less.

All job offers received through Job Bank or through the Provincial Nominee Programs will be subject to Employment and Social Development Canada's (ESDC's) LMIA requirements in place at that time. 

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