Express Entry Program

Opportunity for Skilled Professionals to Get Canadian Citizenship

Overview of Express Entry Program

The UAE is lately becoming an important source country for the people who are interested in becoming Canadian citizens. It is seen that UAE nationals who immigrate to Canada is generally but the nationals of other count unties who list the UAE as their previous country of residence is high.

 

One of the popular programs for the immigrants who want to migrate to Canada is Express Entry. Launched on January 1, 2015, Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage Canadian permanent residence applications. The system is used for filling labour gaps through certain economic immigration programs. It is a very efficient system with over 80 percent of the applications processed in six months or even less.

 

Step by step Process:

It is an online system which is used to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers.

 

  • Find out your eligibility: This can be done by ways if at all one is eligible for this program. A) By answering few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements. B) By reading the detailed requirement of each program.
  • Get your documents ready: As the one will require a number of documents to be submit like the language test results etc start working on them.  

Documents required for Express Entry:

  • COVID-19 test report: You need to meet the new testing and quarantine requirements if you plan to come to Canada.
  • A valid passport or travel document.
  • Results of the language test.
  • An Educational credential assessment (ECA) or proof of Canadian education.
  • An offer of employment if you are a skilled immigrants applying under Express Entry.
  • Proof of funds.

Documents required for the application of permanent residence:

If one is invited to apply for permanent residence one may be required submit the following documents besides the documents listed above. 

  • Police certificates
  • Medical exams
  • Proof of funds
  • Birth certificate is required if you’re declaring dependent children
  • Use of a representative form if one is a hired a representative
  • You are required to upload a common-law union form if you’ve declared your marital status as “common-law”
  • You are required to upload a marriage certificate if you’ve declared your marital status as “married”
  • One is required to upload a divorce certificate and legal separation agreement If one has declared his/her marital status as “divorced”
  • Death certificate is required if you’ve declared your marital status as “widowed”
  • Adoption certificate is required when a dependent child is listed as “adopted”

Following documents need to be included in one’s personalized document checklist if the authorities ask for them. Else your application may not be refused or rejected if you don’t submit these documents.

  • Proof of relationship to a relative in Canada
  • Digital photos to confirm your identity
  • Other name to confirm aliases
  • Authority to release personal information to a designated individual form
  • Any other documents that you feel are relevant to your application

FAQs

It is an ideal program for the skilled workers with foreign work experience who wants  to immigrate to Canada permanently.

There are some minimum requirements which need to be met in order to be eligible for this program.   The minimum requirements pertains  to skilled work experience, language ability and education.   

One must meet all the requirements to be eligible for this program. The application is assessed based on the age, education, work experience, whether you have a valid job offer, language skills on English and French and adaptability which means how well you’re likely to settle in Canada. Following factors are a part of 100 point grid which is used to access your eligibility.

The minimum point’s requirement is 67.

By skilled work experience we mean that you’ve worked in 1 of these National Occupational Classification (NOC) job groups: Managerial jobs, Professional jobs and Technical jobs and skilled trades.  One must be able to show that one has performed the duties which are set out in the lead statement of the occupational description in the NOC.

By skilled work experience we mean that it must be in the same type of job which you want to use for your immigration purposes. It has to be within last ten years, only the experience where you have been paid for your work will be counted. Experience as a volunteer or internship won’t be counted.  

One can take approved tests in English or French for: writing, reading, listening or speaking. A minimum score of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) is 7 in all 4 abilities makes you eligible. The language tests results must be valid for 2 years after the date of the test result. They must be valid on the day you apply for permanent residence.

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