Express Entry has become an increasingly popular route for Indians who want to become permanent residents of Canada. This article provides a comprehensive review of the PR through Express Entry process, highlighting the main steps and requirements for Indian candidates.
Indian citizens who apply for PR via Express Entry must meet eligibility criteria. The criteria includes age, education (English or French), language proficiency, work experience, and adaptation. Before beginning the application process, it's important to determine your eligibility.
The applicant must prove their language skills through tests such as IELTS, or CELPIP. It is important to achieve a high score in the language proficiency test, since it has a significant impact on your overall Comprehensive Ranking System score.
Candidates from India must submit to an Educational Credential Assessment in order to determine if their educational credentials are equivalent to Canadian standards. This ensures your academic credentials are recognized by the Canadian immigration system.
Next, you will need to create an express entry on the official Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website. The profile contains information about your education, employment history, language skills, and other pertinent details.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool are given a score, based on factors such as age, education and work experience, plus other criteria. Candidates with the highest CRS score receive invitations to apply (ITAs) to permanent residence.
Once applicants have received an ITA they have 60 calendar days to complete a PR application. This timeframe is crucial for gathering all documents required, such as police clearances and medical certificates, along with proof of funds.
All applicants must submit to a medical exam by a panel physician approved by the Canadian government and receive police clearances in all of their countries of residence. To ensure that applicants are eligible to enter Canada, security and background checks will be conducted.
Candidates can submit their application for PR online after gathering all the necessary documents. This step is not complete without paying the fees.
After a successful review of the application, the candidate will receive confirmation that they have been granted permanent residence. Then, they can travel to Canada to activate their PR status.
Express Entry PR offers Indian citizens a simplified pathway to permanent residence in Canada. Understanding and following these steps will increase the chances of an applicant's successful immigration journey.
You must create an Express Entry profile before you can apply for jobs. If you don't have one, go to the official Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada website and complete it.
Job Match is an option in your Express Entry profile. This service connects Express Entry candidates to potential employers in Canada. Register and give information about your education, skills and work experience.
Job Bank is Canada's official job portal. Explore the Job Bank site and the job listings. You can search jobs by your skill set, location preference, and occupation.
Follow the instructions in the job description to apply for the position. You may be required to submit your resume, cover letters, and any other documents needed directly to the employer.
Update your Express Entry profile regularly, particularly if your skills, your work experience or any other information changes. It is important to update your profile regularly so that it reflects the current status of your qualifications.
- Turn on notifications in your Express Entry profile so you can receive information about job openings and other pertinent details. Employers can contact you directly, if they feel that your skills match their requirements.
- Network within your industry, and research possible employers. Many jobs aren't advertised publicly; networking opens doors to hidden opportunities.
**Provincial Nomination and Job Offer (if applicable ):**
If you get a job, this may improve your score in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which will increase your chances of winning an Express Entry draw. Some provinces have Provincial Nominee Programs that give you additional points if you get a job in their province.
- **Submit Permanent Residency Application:**
Once you have received a valid offer of employment and you meet the criteria for eligibility, you may submit an application to become a permanent resident through the Express Entry System.
Be sure to follow all instructions provided by the IRCC or the employer during the application. Check your Express Entry account regularly for notifications and updates regarding your job application.