Express Entry is the new selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.
Express Entry is a completely electronic process involving the federal government, provincial governments, and Canadian employers.In order to best serve your needs, please choose whether you are a potential candidate for Canadian immigration or a Canadian employer interested in hiring skilled workers.
What Express Entry does for candidates:
Gets you to Canada quicker
Links you with employers
Cuts down on paperwork
Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, strives to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.
Express Entry is not an immigration program in itself, but rather a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for immigration to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Worker Program)
Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Trades Program)
Canadian Experience Class
a portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs
Determine your Eligibility
Candidates eligible to immigrate to Canada under a federal economic immigration program may enter the Express Entry pool. Consequently, the first step to be taken should be to determine your eligibility for one of these programs.
By completing the free assessment form, you will be able to determine whether or not you are eligible to enter the Express Entry pool. Our team will review your completed form and quickly let you know whether or not you may be eligible.
If you are eligible, you can Move on to the next step in the Process.
If you are not currently eligible, you may strive to become eligible by improving your core human capital factors in areas such as your skills, work experience, language ability, and education credentials. Becoming eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs is the first step toward immigrating to Canada through Express Entry.
Complete an online Express Entry Profile
Candidates for Canadian permanent residents who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online profile. They provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other personal information.
Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the aforementioned federal economic immigration programs are placed in a pool of candidates who are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System. If a candidate does not already have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination, he or she must register with Canada’s Job Bank.
It is important that the information provided is accurate, as providing false information could disqualify an applicant from re-entering the pool for a number of years.
Improve your Profile and Ranking
Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System, which ranks candidates under the following components:
- core human capital factors;
- an accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, if applicable;
- skill transferability factors; and
- factors relating to a provincial nomination or a qualifying offer of arranged employment.
- There are a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System.
The government of Canada selects candidates from the Express Entry pool according to their ranking. Accordingly, it is in a candidate’s best interests to strive to improve his or her ranking in order to maximize his or her chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.
Receive an Invitation to Apply and submit your Application for Permanent Residence
The government of Canada and provincial Governments, as well as Canadian employers, are able to select new immigrants from the Express Entry pool.
The highest-ranked candidates (i.e. candidates considered to have the best chances for economic success in Canada), and those with valid job offers or provincial nominations, are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. From this point, candidates have 60 days to submit an electronic application for permanent residence. CIC aims to process applications within six months of the date of submission.
Candidates must ensure that they complete all necessary forms and submit all supporting documents within this timeframe. On completion of the process, successful candidates and their dependents (spouse and children) will land in Canada as permanent residents.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada after 12 months may resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool if they still meet the criteria of at least one of the economic immigration programs.
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Get your foreign credentials assessed according to Canadian standards.
Learn more about the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
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Use the Canada Job Search tool to search for available positions across Canada.
With over 15 years of success, the Axiom professional team can help you immigrate to Canada.
We help you to prepare an accurate application going into the pool.
We provide job alerts related to your occupation and build connections between candidates and Canadian employers. This increases your chances of landing a skilled job and being invited to apply.
We review all of your supporting documents, submit your application within the time frame set, and track it all the way while communicating with the government on your behalf.
Please select from the three options at the top of this page, depending on where you are in the process.
You will first want to know that you are eligible for a Canada Immigration (permanent resident) Visa or for temporary entry to Canada. For this purpose, we offer you the following Canada immigration services, free of charge:
Personalized assessment of your Qualifications
Simply complete and submit our online eligibility questionnaire. We will promptly review your particular qualifications and advise you as to your likelihood of Canada immigration success.
Email responses to your Inquiries
If you require information about our services or the Canada immigration process, submit an inquiry and we will be pleased to answer your questions.
Telephone discussion with a member of our Law Firm
You may speak to us directly about your qualifications and/or the Canada immigration services we offer.
Contact Us today to get the information you need. We encourage you to take a free immigration assessment before you discuss your options with a member of our team.
Our responses to your inquiries at this stage (before you retain our law firm) are intended for informational purposes only. Such responses do not constitute legal advice, nor do they substitute for legal advice.
Once we have determined that you qualify for an Immigration Visa or temporary entry to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark or Malaysia and you have retained our Axiom to assist you in the application process, we will provide you with the following services.
Determine your immigration category
Some individuals are eligible for Canadian or Australian immigration under more than one category. If this applies to you, we will explain the professionals of each category under consideration and recommend the category best suited to your personal goals.
Prepare, perfect and submit your application
A properly prepared application will always move through the process faster and more efficiently. Often this will result in the avoidance of a personal interview with an Immigration Visa Officer. We take pride in submitting complete and professional applications that include all of the information and documentation needed to satisfy the Immigration Visa Officer of your qualifications for the Immigration Visa you desire.
Communicate with your Immigration Visa Office
Our law office will serve as your mailing address for immigration purposes. We will let you know when any communication is received, and we will respond on your behalf to all requests and demands from immigration authorities.
Prepare you for your personal interview
In the event that you are required to attend a personal interview with an Immigration Visa Officer, we will obtain the Immigration Visa Office’s written notes concerning your application and will advise you about how to respond to the issues that will be raised during the interview.
Track your application through to Immigration Visa issuance
Immigration Visa Offices are required to meet service standards, which can vary during the course of your application process. Our proprietary “track-it” system alerts us if ever the Immigration Visa Office is not meeting its service standards with respect to the processing of your application. We will send an immediate notification so that your application is put back on track. This avoids unnecessary delays in the processing of your application.
Candidates for Canadian immigrants who have at least one year of skilled work experience are deemed more likely to be able to assimilate into the Canadian labor market. This experience will allow you to become a contributing member of Canada’s economy and the local community. There are a number of programs that assign a point value for your work experience, including the Skilled Worker and Provincial Nominee programs. These programs promote work experience as a valuable asset, thereby increasing your chances of successfully immigrating to Canada. We encourage you to start your free assessment to find out how your work experience may enhance your Canadian immigration options.
If you have a high enough net worth and wish to continue your career or invest in Canada, there are a number of Canadian immigration opportunities that might be available to you. These programs are designed to help enrich the Canadian economy by asking you to make an investment in the government of Canada or Quebec or to use your management or business ownership experience to operate a business in Canada or Quebec. Many provinces offer business or investment streams under a Provincial Nominee Program for this purpose. Moreover, the Investor and Entrepreneur immigration programs operated by the Federal or Quebec governments offer excellent opportunities for obtaining Canadian permanent resident status through investment or entrepreneurship. Start your free assessment and be sure to include your net worth, as well as your business ownership and management experience, so that we can tell you more about what options may be available to you.
That depends upon the category of Canadian Immigration under which you are applying. Under the Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration, your submission should include application forms, a copy of your passport bio-data page and appropriate Canadian government processing fees in Canadian dollars payable to the Receiver General for Canada. If you are in Canada on a Work Permit and claiming points for Arranged Employment, you must also include a copy of your Work Permit and a letter from your employer indicating that you will be employed indeterminately upon receiving your Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa or alternatively you should include a photocopy of the Arranged Employment Opinion (AEO) issued by Human Resources and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in relation to a permanent job offer that you have received from a genuine Canadian employer. In addition, all applications must include supporting documents in relation to your civil status, education, work experience and language proficiency (IELTS and/or TEF results) as well as proof of sufficient settlement funds. Proof that you have applied for police clearance certificate(s) should also be included with the initial application.
Under the Family Sponsorship category of Canadian immigration, supporting documents usually include evidence of civil status, the genuine nature of the relationship between the parties and the ability to commit to an undertaking of support.
Under the Provincial Nomination Program of Canadian immigration or if you are intending to reside in the Province of Quebec, you will have to submit forms and documents as per the province’s specific requirements.
Under the Canadian Experience Class category of Canadian immigration, supporting documents will include proof of your language proficiency (IELTS or CELPIP and/or TEF results), proof of your having worked in Canada and, if applicable, proof of your post-secondary studies in Canada.
Under all categories of Canadian Immigration, Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires Police clearance certificates from all countries that you have resided in for more than six months since your 18th birthday.
Canadian Immigration Visa Offices may, in addition, have specific requirements regarding supporting documentation. It is advisable to seek expert guidance or instructions from the Canadian Immigration Visa Office to which your application will be submitted.
You can include your spouse and your dependent children on your application. For the purposes of your application, a dependent child is defined as a child less than 19 years of age who is not married or in a common-law relationship, or a child over the age of 19 who are currently enrolled in an educational institution and is financially dependent on you. It is important to keep in mind that Canada recognizes same-sex partnerships.
You must keep the Canadian Immigration Visa Office informed of any changes in your family composition while your application is in process. You must add your spouse or child to your application for a Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa so that they can accompany you to Canada. If your family composition changes after your Visa is issued, you must advise Citizenship and Immigration Canada to add a spouse or child to your application, provided you have not yet landed in Canada.
Many factors affect Immigration application processing times, including the following:
the particular Canadian Immigration Visa Office processing your application;
the category of Canadian Immigration under which you apply;
whether you can find work in Canada;
the way in which your application and supporting documents have been prepared;
whether or not you are required to attend a personal interview; and,
events beyond your control.
It is difficult to find a reliable source to provide you with an accurate indication of just how long it will take for you to receive your Canada Immigration Visa. Published times are not always current and are also vague. The information you may find on newsgroups and forums is even less trustworthy as there is no accountability for the messages posted on them. Be suspect of anyone who tells you that there is a way to get your Canada Immigration Visa quicker for a fee; it is not true.