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Canada Immigration- Canada Express Entry

In 2015 January, Canada strengthened its immigration system. It believed that more number of workers from outside can bring in balance to the economy, population growth to the country and also improve ties of Canada with various nations. It is then; the Canadian government and the Immigration Department of Canada introduced a flexible system for candidates to migrate to Canada. This system was named as Canada Express Entry.

Canada Express Entry- new immigration system of Canada

Prior to 2015, Canada followed an immigration system which was based on quota selection. Irrespective of skills or education, anyone who was able to submit application within the quota limit was issued with a PR visa to permanently settle in Canada. The government believed an improvement must be made as this system had several loopholes.

Canada Express Entry which came in as a new system to manage PR applications brought in a great shift. Skilled workers whose demand was high in Canada got first preference under this system. An online platform of Canada Express Entry was introduced through which candidate from worldwide can submit their applications. These judged against each other based on highest points and the chosen ones are given an invitation to settle permanently in Canada. According to the purpose of immigration and level of skills, a candidate can choose from four immigration program managed by Canada Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Visa
  • Federal Skilled Trades Visa
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Programs

Canada Immigration Eligibility Criteria:

  • Should be a Diploma holder or a Graduate or Post Graduate from a recognised University or Institute
  • At least 1 year of full time paid work experience in any of the Occupations listed in 0, A, B category of the NOC Canada list
  • Good language proficiency in English or French
  • Age should be less than 40 years
  • Need to score at least 67 points under the FSW points grid system
  • Be of Good Character and Good Health

Canada Immigration Permanent Residency Benefits

As a permanent resident visa holder, a candidate and his residing family gets the following benefits:

  • Free education for children up to the age of 18
  • Free healthcare benefits for the entire family
  • Be eligible for Citizenship after 3 years of stay in Canada
  • Work in any sector with any employer
  • You can also apply for semi-government Jobs
  • You can start your own business as a PR visa holder
  • Spouse can also work full time
  • If you’re entitled for country’s pension plan, you can be eligible for pension in future Unemployment benefits in case you’re unemployed in future
  • Great earning opportunities and big savings

Benefits of Canada Express Entry:

Benefit for Employers: One of the more interesting aspects of the Express Entry system is the role that Canadian employers can now play in the immigration process. The Express is linked with a job port known as Canada Job Bank. This helps employers in selecting candidates from the pool who have skills and experience that is most required by their companies. After they have selected them, they can offer a job offer and boost their scores for quicker PR visa.

Benefit for Professionals: Skilled Professionals who apply for a Permanent Resident Visa through Canada Express Entry get work rights unlike a Canadian work permit. This means that they are allowed to migrate to Canada with family, take up work and settle in the nation for a long term. Additionally, several companies give unemployment insurance for candidates who have PR visa and have been unemployed for long. A thorough verification is conducted before.

Benefit for International Students : Canada Express Entry has an exclusive program for international students. Since students and temporary residents already have an international adaptability, the can apply for PR visa in less work experience, boost points for foreign education and make Canada their permanent home.

Benefit for families: The family members of a PR visa holder can either accompany him during his entry or can move to Canada after he settles there. The condition is the timeline given must not exceed to do so. As a permanent resident visa holder, a candidate and his residing family get free education (for kids under 18 years) and free healthcare for entire family (excluding dental care). Moreover, visa holders can also sponsor eligible relatives, parents etc. in future. If he is entitled to country’s pension plan, in future he also get pension. The entire family can apply to become citizens of Canada after 3-4 years.

Cost Involved

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Charges

Particulars Fee Processing Time
WES CANADA processing Charges CAD 323 4 weeks

Canada Immigration Processing Fee

Particulars Fee
Primary Applicant
Processing fee: C$ 550 + Right of Permanent Residence Fee: C$ 490
CAD 1040
Accompanying Spouse or Partner
Processing fee: C$ 550 + Right of Permanent Residence Fee: C$ 490
CAD 1040
Dependant Child (each)
No Right of Permanent Residence fee required
CAD 150

Stages Involved in Canada Immigration Process

  • Check your technical eligibility for the process
  • Get Educational Credential done from WES Canada
  • Launch Express Entry profile
  • Get Invitation to Apply
  • Apply for Visa with IRCC

How to Start Canadian PR Visa Process

Firstly: Check your technical eligibility
We check whether you can score at least 67 points under the FSW points grid and nominate an occupation under the 0, A, B category of the NOC Canada list. Your EAR(Eligibility Assessment Report) gives you all information about points summary, Nominated occupation NOC Code, English language proficiency requirements, Visa Fee required, Proof of funds requirements, stages involved in the process and other required details.

Secondly: Initiate further process by registering with Bridge Immigration

What you get when you register with Bridge Visas?
- Induction on immigration process in detail right from stages involved to documents required, any special requirements to meet, visa fees, miscellaneous expenses and other important details related to process.
- Customized documents checklist as per your profile for the relevant application stage
- Timely follow ups and visa status updates
- Every application is cross checked by experts at multiple stages to ensure visa application accuracy
- Sample formats for various letters, and assistance in how to get transcripts and other documents
- Our experienced team will fill forms, prepare application with all relevant documents and submit the application
- Post landing services
- Hassle free, trustworthy and reliable services