Are you also considering moving to Canada in the future? This is the case for many individuals who wish to become permanent residents of Canada. It is very hard to know what route to take to apply for permanent residency.
If you are married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you’ll probably want to consider spousal sponsorship as your path to permanent residency. In other cases, you may assess your skills and qualifications to engage in the Canadian working economy. If this is the case, you could be eligible to apply for permanent residence through the express entry program.
What Is Express Entry?
Since 2015, the Canadian government has made it a priority to use immigration as a tool to help balance the Canadian economy. Therefore, the express entry program was introduced as a way to allow qualified applicants to apply online by uploading a profile of their skills, abilities and work experience to a Canadian database which is accessible to immigration officers. Profiles are assessed, and candidates who are considered an asset to the Canadian economy will receive an invitation to apply. Therefore, once you receive an invitation to apply, you have 90 days to complete and submit an application for permanent residence.
How Do I Apply For Express Entry?
As mentioned, you first apply to a pool of candidates who qualify as skilled or experienced workers. It is important to understand the pool of candidates who are eligible for express entry and qualify for one of three or more specific programs. The programs which comprise the express entry program are:
- Canadian Experience Class Program
- The Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
Therefore, to be eligible to submit a profile to the express entry nominee pool, one must be eligible for one of these three programs.
Express Entry applications are not an easy process to understand and complete and it is highly recommended that you seek out professional and experienced help before attempting to submit an application. Here at Fastcan Immigration, we work and have experience with many different immigration issues.