WHY MIGRATE TO CANADA VIA CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY?
- Canada PR application processing within 6 months
- Fully electronic system of visa application processing
- Lower CRS score requirements
- You can apply directly for Canada PR
- It gives Canadian employers more options to recruit foreigners
ABOUT CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY
Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system of Canada is an online system that comes under the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Many from the UAE in general and Dubai in particular are exploring Canada immigration options available. As per the Express Entry Year-End Report 2019, more than 1,700 Express Entry candidates with the UAE as their country of residence received an invitation to apply in 2019.
There are many pathways available for those looking to migrate to Canada from Dubai. The Express Entry system remains the most popular Canadian immigration pathway available.
The Canadian government’s first-rate selection process and settlement programs respond effectively to the large number of individuals seeking out new opportunities in Canada.
In 2019, Canada welcomed over 341,000 permanent residents. In the same year, 402,000 Canada study permits and 404,000 temporary work permits for Canada were also issued.
|Canada Express Entry provides a pathway to Canadian permanent residence for skilled foreign workers, within Canada or abroad. Express Entry has a standard processing time of under six months.|
The federal government of Canada uses the Express Entry system to manage permanent residence submissions under the main economic immigration programs.
|WHICH PROGRAMS COME UNDER CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY?|
Additionally, some Canada immigration pathways under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are aligned with IRCC Express Entry.
Provinces and territories in Canada can also recruit candidates from Canada Express Entry through their individual PNPs, in keeping with their local labor market requirements.
BASIC STEP-WISE PROCESS FOR CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY APPLICATION
STEP 1: Profile creation
- Fill out your Express Entry profile online
- Be accepted to and included into the Express Entry pool of candidates
STEP 2: Applying for permanent residence
- Receive an invitation to apply from IRCC
- Apply for Canadian permanent online
You need to have a minimum of 67 points out of 100 to enter the Canada Express Entry pool.
|6 FACTORS ASSESSED FOR 67-POINTS CANADA ELIGIBILITY CALCULATION|
|Factor||Maximum Points Available|
|Arranged employment in Canada||10|
|Adaptability (relatives in Canada etc.)||10|
There is no upper age limit for applying for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system. Those between the ages of 18 to 35 will get a maximum of 12 points for the factor of age. An individual 47 years or above will get no points for age but can still apply to Canada Express Entry, provided they secure the required 67 points.
Another points score comes into play when the profiles are in the pool of candidates that intend to migrate to Canada through Express Entry. Allotted as per a 1,200-points matrix referred to as the Comprehensive Ranking System, this score is also called the CRS score of an Express Entry candidate.
CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY POINTS CALCULATOR
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|AN OVERVIEW OF CRS CALCULATION CRITERIA|
|Maximum CRS points available = 1,200
CRS score of a candidate = A + B + C + D
|A. Core / human capital factors||Age|
|Language proficiency (IELTS, CELPIP etc.)|
|Canadian work experience|
|B. Spouse or common-law partner||Education|
|Language proficiency (IELTS, CELPIP etc.)|
|Canadian work experience|
|C. Skill Transferability factors||Education|
|Foreign work experience|
|Certificate of qualification (only for those in trade occupations)|
|A + B + C = Maximum 600 points|
|Another 600 CRS points come under “additional points”.|
|D. Additional points||PNP nomination (CRS 600 points)|
|Arranged employment, that is, a job offer in Canada (CRS 200 points)|
|French language skills (CRS 50 points)|
|Post-secondary education in Canada (CRS 30 points)|
|Brother or sister living in Canada as a PR or citizen (CRS 15 points)|
|GRAND TOTAL: A + B + C + D = Maximum 1,200 points|
Express Entry has streamlined the Canada immigration process, making it more transparent and streamlined. The key details of the program are:
- No annual cap
- Open throughout the year
- Includes Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class
- Some PNP pathways are linked to Canada Express Entry
- Following an evaluation, a CRS score is allotted and the profile is included in the IRCC pool
- Highest-ranked candidates are sent invitations to apply
- 110,500 permanent residents to be welcomed in 2022 through IRCC Express Entry
EXPRESS ENTRY CANADA REQUIREMENTS 2022
- Valid passport
- Proof of age
- Identity proof
- Certificates to support your educational qualifications
- Standardized language test – IELTS or CELPIP for English – scorecard with the valid score
- Medical exam, from an IRCC-approved panel physician
- Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS IN 2023
|Express Entry in 2023|
|Total draws: 6|
|Total ITAs: 3,758|
|Draw No.||Invited||Date of Draw||CRS cut-off||ITAs issued|
|#242||Provincial Nominee Program||March 1, 2023||667||748|
|#241||Provincial Nominee Program||February 15, 2023||699||791|
|#240||Federal Skilled Worker||February 2, 2023||3300||489|
|#239||Provincial Nominee Program||February 1, 2023||893||733|
|#238||No Program Specified||January 18, 2023||5500||490|
|#237||No Program Specified||January 11, 2023||5500||507|
CANADA EXPRESS ENTRY 2022
In 2022, Canada Express Entry invited 46,538 candidates. The CRS score of the latest draw is recorded as the lowest compared to the overall scores in the year.
|Date of Draw||Draw No.||No. of Candidates invited||CRS Score|
|November 23, 2022||236||4,750||491|
|November 9, 2022||235||4,750||494|
|October 26, 2022||234||4,750||496|
|October 12, 2022||233||4,250||500|
|September 28, 2022||232||3,750||504|
|September 14, 2022||231||3,250||510|
|August 31, 2022||230||2,750||516|
|August 17, 2022||229||2,250||525|
|August 3, 2022||228||2,000||533|
|July 20, 2022||227||1,750||542|
|July 6, 2022||226||1,500||557|
|June 22, 2022||225||636||752|
|June 8, 2022||224||932||796|
|May 25, 2022||223||589||741|
|May 11, 2022||222||545||753|
|April 27, 2022||221||829||772|
|April 13, 2022||220||787||782|
|March 30, 2022||219||919||785|
|March 16, 2022||218||924||754|
|March 2, 2022||217||1,047||761|
|February 16, 2022||216||1,082||710|
|February 2, 2022||215||1,070||674|
|January 19, 2022||214||1,036||745|
|January 5, 2022||213||392||808|
ALL PNP Draws in 2022
IRCC invited 53,057 candidates through Canada PNP draws in 2022. The below table gives information on each province’s participation to meet Canada immigration target in 2022. Quebec Invited 8071 candidates to apply for permanent selection in 2022.
|Provincial Nominee Program||Number of Candidates invited in 2022|
|British Columbia PNP||8,878|
|Prince Edward Island PNP||1,854|
|Nova Scotia PNP||162|
|*Quebec Immigration Program||8071|
What is the Express Entry process?
STEP 1: Check eligibility, to score 67-points to be able to apply
STEP 2: Get your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report
STEP 3: Appear for language tests (IELTS or CELPIP for English), and secure the test results
STEP 4: Create your Express Entry profile
STEP 5: Get your CRS score
STEP 6: Receive an invitation to apply
STEP 7: Apply for permanent residence within 60 days
STEP 8: Medical examination, from an IRCC-approved panel physician
STEP 9: Get a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)
STEP 10: Give your biometrics
STEP 11: Attend the interview
STEP 12: Grant of permanent resident status
What is Canada Express Entry?
Express Entry is an online system used by the federal government of Canada for managing permanent residence submissions from skilled workers.
How many points do I need for Canada immigration through Express Entry?
A minimum of 67 points will have to be scored on the points grid to be able to create an Express Entry profile.
I want to migrate to Canada from Dubai. Which immigration program is right for me?
There are many immigration programs, both federal and provincial, available for securing Canadian permanent residence.
I want to settle in Quebec. Can I apply through Canada Express Entry?
With greater autonomy over the induction of newcomers into the province, Quebec has its own immigration programs.
Canadian PNP and Express Entry system is not for you if you want to settle in Quebec as a permanent resident.
How to improve my CRS score for Canada permanent residence through Express Entry?
Secure a nomination through Canadian PNP.
Being nominated by a province/territory part of the Provincial Nominee Program fetches 600 ‘additional’ CRS points for a Canada Express Entry candidate.