On 01st January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has set a faster and unique process to welcome aspiring skilled professionals from any part of the world to meet their Immigration needs by introducing Express Entry System, a comprehensive online Electronic Visa Processing method.
The Introduction of Express Entry System has significantly reduced the processing time of all visa applications to a maximum of 12 months. Express Entry System covers almost all the occupation sectors than its predecessor Immigration version. It is a merit-based selection system where the qualified applicants will be invited based on factors like Age, Qualification, Work Experience, English Language Proficiency etc.
Applicants who meet the above-mentioned components would be eligible to create an electronic Express Entry profile. Applicants who receive a valid employment offer from a Canadian Employer or a Provincial Nomination Invitation will immediately be granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA) upon submission from the Canadian Immigration Department.
Following is the stepwise process under the new program:
ECA (Education Credentials Assessment)
An online Express Entry profile would be created upon receiving the necessary documents and information.
Register the main applicant’s profile in the Canadian Government managed Job Bank to improve the chances of getting hired by a Canadian employer.
Once the application is selected the applicant will be issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply) and would be advised to submit the visa application within 90 days of the issuance.