If applying through Express Entry, we will also:
Since January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada has implemented the Express Entry Immigration system for those who qualify. Express Entry is a simplified, fast and efficient immigration selection system offering permanent residence to qualified skilled workers to settle in Canada.
It applies to the following economic class programs:
1. Federal skilled worker
2. Canadian experience class
3. Federal skilled trades
4. Provincial nominees
Express Entry allows you to immigrate to Canada in approximately six months. A job offer will help significantly but it is not compulsory. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum eligibility criteria can submit an Expression of Interest Profile to the Express Entry Pool.
As of May 2021, the minimum number of points needed to qualify for Express Entry is 67.
Canada offers a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), which actively seeks qualified immigrants to fill labour market shortages or create business opportunities in a specific province or territory. Although you must commit to a specific province you apply to, this will offer you the ability to live, work, travel and bring dependants to live
in Canada as a permanent resident.
Each province in Canada has its own immigration needs and requirements. Some are seeking more students and business people; others have a need for more skilled/semi-skilled workers.
To be considered for the Provincial Nominee Program you must:
1. Apply to the province or territory for nomination (under the appropriate express or non-express entry stream).
2. Meet eligibility requirements set by the province that nominates you.
Once you are nominated, you must submit an application for permanent residence to Canada. This will include passing a medical exam and police verification (which you must do regardless of how you apply for PR in Canada).