Every person wishing to immigrate to Canada should start with the Express Entry (EE) Profile. Express Entry System is a Canadian online management tool to process immigration applications. THUS, YOU DON’T NEED TO BE IN CANADA TO REGISTER YOUR EE PROFILE! But you need to be eligible under one of the Canada immigration programs. There are minimum requirements under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class Program. So, if you meet either, go ahead and register your Express Entry Profile.

You Registered Express Entry Profile. What is Next?

Now, EE System will put you in the Express Entry Pool of Candidates. Basically, all other eligible candidates who want to immigrate to Canada from all over the world. Thus, you will be competing with them. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will select the highest-ranking candidates and invite them to APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE.

How IRCC Select Candidates in the Express Entry Pool?

Each Candidate in the Express Entry Pool is assigned Comprehensive Ranking System POINTS! Consequently, points are calculated based on different factors. In particular, factors are age, education, foreign and Canadian work experience, language ability, adaptability, and transferability, etc. In result, every candidate has different Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. The maximum possible is 1200 CRS score! Thus, IRCC invites candidates from the Express Entry Pool to apply for permanent residence two or three times every month. Canada invites approximately 2,750 candidates at a time in each round of invitation. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada sets the number of immigrants for each call in the Ministerial Instructions. So, you can find all Previous Express Entry Ministerial Instructions on the Government of Canada website.

Scores of Candidates who are in the Pool in 2018.

As of January 18, 2018, there are 73,305 candidates in the Express Entry Pool. Here is the statistic about the CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry:

  • 202 candidates have 601-1200 CRS score
  • 796 candidates have 451-600 CRS score
  • 21,115 candidates have 401-450 CRS score
  • 29,933 candidates have 351-400 CRS score
  • 18,217 candidates have 301-350 CRS score
  • 3,042 candidates have 0-300 CRS score

HINT! Calculate your CRS score and see where you are in the Express Entry Pool! Now you know your CRS score and the level of competition in the EE Pool of Candidates. So, work on increasing your CRS score by improving English or French, getting work experience, pursuing education, etc. If IRCC selects you for permanent residence, check deadlines, documents and DON’T FORGET TO UPDATE INFORMATION IN YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY PROFILE. The number of refusals through the Express Entry is a hot topic that I will cover in the next post. If you don’t have time or expertise to work on your immigration, call us at +1.647.695.5256 or e-mail at info@leromlaw.com!

P.S.: Ask your immigration questions, and I will cover immigration topics of interest in my blog in the next posts. How do I know? I immigrated to Canada five years ago, studied in four Canadian educational institutions, three colleges and the University of Toronto, went through licensing exams two times, worked for a Canadian employer, is a Professor at College, and recently established immigration legal service company. I was the international student, foreign worker and permanent resident of Canada. In legal terms, I am licensed by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council to consult people on immigration issues, give legal advice, and prepare immigration files.

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  1. 04/12/2018

    Many thanks, Lots of content.

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