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Express Entry Profile

Express Entry System is a tool used by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada for management and processing of immigration applications for permanent residence for skilled workers in Canada or overseas.

Why Do You Need Express Entry Profile


Express Entry Profile is the first stage in your immigration through Express Entry System.

You will be able to create Express Entry Profile only if you meet the minimum entry requirements under at least one of the three immigration programsCanadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker, or Federal Skilled Trades.

Thus, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses Express Entry Profile to find out if a candidate meets the immigration program’s minimum requirements. If not, then you will not be able to register Express Entry Profile.  Therefore, it might be a good idea to start with answering the eligibility questions for Express Entry using online tool. You will see if you are eligible for Express Entry based on the result and may start completing your Express Entry Profile.

Information In The Express Entry Profile

Candidates must disclose information in the Express Entry Profile:

Personal details.
Contact details.
Study and Languages. We can’t emphasize enough how significant is your language test results!!! Firstly, each immigration program has a threshold. Secondly, higher language test score might significantly increase your Comprehensive Ranking System score, based on which the IRCC invites candidates for permanent residence.
Work history.
National Occupational Classification (NOC) job title and code.
– If you have: Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) result, provincial nomination, a written job offer from an employer in Canada.

Steps To Create And Submit Express Entry Profile

To complete your Express Entry Profile, you’ll need information from certain documents. For example, language test results, Educational Credential Assessment report, Labor Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)if you

claim a valid job offer, etc.

You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile, during which time you may exit the profile and your information will be saved in your GCKey account.

However, you will have to start again if you do not submit your Express Entry profile within 60 days.

IRCC receives your profile and assesses under which immigration program you might immigrate to Canada:

Federal Skilled Worker;

Canadian Experience Class;

Federal Skilled Trades;

– Provincial Nominee Program.

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