Cruising Through Express Entry



The Express entry program was introduced by the Canadian government on January 15, 2015. It is an online system that is used to manage applications from skilled workers.

The Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada(IRCC) help eligible applicants to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The eligible applicants can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI). For EOI, the candidate needs to create an online Express Entry profile and enter into the Express Entry Pool, where they will have a score called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Applicants will be assigned a score out of 1,200 under the CRS. This score is utilized to rank the applicants that apply to immigrate to Canada. Aspirants have an option to improve their rankings and increase their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) which is the biggest hurdle crossed. Post ITA, the govt. ideally gives one 60 days to submit all the documents as per the checklist, along with the Medical and Police clearance certificate. On receiving, they give you an AOR(Acknowledgement of Receipt) and take up to 6 months’ time to verify and send the acceptance.

IRCC performs the draw twice or thrice every month from this pool of hopefuls, where the top-ranked contenders will receive an ITA accordingly.

The EXPRESS ENTRY PROGRAM entails the following: