Step by step process to apply for express entry process
Find your Occupation in the NOC List (National Occupation Classification)
First, you need to check if your work experience is listed in any occupation as classified in the NOC list or not. The NOC list has various skill types such as A, O, or B. So, you can have a look at which occupation best suits your work experience. Choosing a NOC Code might be an initial step to take guidance from experts.
Also read: How to find your NOC Code for Canada?
Send your Documents and Transcripts for ECA
Secondly, get your Education Credential Assessment done. Generally, WES is most widely accepted in Canada. This step is done in order to provide Canadian equivalency to your educational documents.
Take your Language eligibility test
Next step, you should prepare and take your Language eligibility test. To apply under the Express Entry Programs, you need to pass the language proficiency test (IELTS for English and TEF for French). Check in detail about language requirements for Canada. Getting a score of CLB 7 is the minimum you should be to have a good CRS score.
Create your Express Entry profile
On completing the above steps. Create your Express Entry profile, you would need to submit your ECA report and your IELTS score. Other significant details that are to be filled in are age, work experience, adaptability, etc. A minimum of 67 out of 100 should be scored by you in order to be placed in the Express Entry pool with other candidates.
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If you are able to get the CRS cut-off, you will receive an official invitation to apply by the Canadian government. In normal times, Express Entry draws are conducted every 2-3 weeks and the cut-off varies in each draw.
Once received your ITA you have 60 days to submit all the required documents like
- Police Clearance Certificate
- Medical Examination Certificates
- Proof of funds
- Work Experience certificate
- Proof of Employment (if received a work offer letter)
- Scanned copy of Passport and the Immigration fees
Receive COPR and apply for a PR
On submitting all the above documents they are verified by the Canadian government. After successful processing of these documents, you will be sent a Confirmation of Permanent Residence and will receive visa stamping. Once you land in Canada, you will be receiving your PR card at your Canadian address within 60-80 days.
Here a quick guide will help with the progress towards Express Entry to Canada. If you are still confused about the process of applying for Express Entry our immigration experts will guide you. Contact our immigration consultants today.