Immigration to Canada starts with an application for a Canada Immigration Visa. There are several categories of Canadian Immigration under which you can apply to immigrate to Canada. We offer a full range of Canada immigration services for clients in Canada and abroad. We advice on all applications including the Provincial Nominee Program, Express Entry, work permit, family sponsors, study visa and visitor visa.
On our initial consultation, we will evaluate your personal circumstances and determine your eligibility for any of the programs.
There is the non-Express Entry Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) stream and the newly launched Express Entry stream (as of January 1, 2015).
Most provinces and territories in Canada can nominate immigrants, through the PNP. These immigrants must:
Have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of that province or territory, and
Must want to live in that Province and Territory.
Express Entry is used to manage applications for Permanent Residence (PR) under these 3 federal economic immigration programs:
the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP),
the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and
the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) shows that their goal is to process most complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less. However, since Express Entry is a new system, average processing times are not yet available for applications submitted through this medium.
There are two main steps to the Express Entry:
Step 1) Potential candidates complete an Express Entry profile, to meet the criteria for one of programs 1 to 3 above, based on the following criteria: skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other details that will help your assessment.
Step 2) The highest-ranking candidates in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
Candidates will be awarded points for:
a job offer, and/or
a nomination from a province or territory, and/or
skills and experience factors.
It’s important to remember that the Express Entry works based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and not an immigration program. As such, in practice, it’s all about maximizing your points to improve your chances of being issued an ITA. Upon evaluation, if we think you have a good chance at success we will take you as a client and work with you from start to end.