Step 1 -Education Credential Assessment (ECA): This is the first document needed to get in support of your Canada PR profile on Express Entry. The ECA will show that your educational qualifications are equal to the Canadian educational system and can be selected for immigration. It also shows that they have the knowledge which is needed in their line of work to perform successfully, for professionals. The ECA is issued by the World Education Services which can be approached online.
Step 2 -IELTS Language Ability Report :
This ability report is an important part of overall Canada PR. Scoring points well here can be very useful. As it is well known that good language and ability skills helps the applicant readily speak in English in social settings, but also shows they have working knowledge of the language. This could really help every applicant to work and communicate successfully even in the Canadian local markets.
Step 3 – Submit Express Entry Application: Once you have all the documents you are going to need for your application, it is time to file your application online. The first thing to know here is that the Express Entry Program offers several immigration pathways. These are:
Federal Skilled Worker Program
Canadian Experienced Class
Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Once the profile is created and selected the channel from which you want to apply PR, firstly you should fill up the online application form that will require details such as age, education, work experience, single or married etc. the documents should be as discussed, to support your immigration profile information.
Step 4 – Get your CRS Score: Your Comprehensive Ranking System score is going to decide if your profile qualifies for immigration or not. After you have made your profile, it will be given a CRS score based on ranking of the various factors you submitted like age, language ability, work experience, education etc. We advise you to take our help in knowing your potential CRS score and improving it in case it is not enough to make you eligible for immigration.
Step 5 – Improve your CRS Score: A lot of people can’t score too well in their CRS score when they apply first. This is nothing to worry about as there are many ways you can enhance your CRS score.
Here are some of the many things you can do to get a high enough CRS score for immigration:
Improve your Language Score: If you have enough language ability, then the 24 max points awarded through language ability are practically for free. Get the highest points you can in this factor to boost your profile. In case you want help improving your language ability, we recommend taking up the IELTS training courses.
Learn French: If you apply for Canada Immigration and list French as a second language, you will get more points for that. Not that you have to master in it, just a good understanding of French language will help you increase your CRS score.
Get Better Educational Qualifications: Having a Master’s degree gets you the second best scores in this factor so we suggest you get that. If you don’t want to spend 2 years getting that degree, we suggest you at least go for a PG diploma.
Get more Work Experience: The highest points are for over 6 years of work experience but even if you have just over 3 years of work experience, you can get good points. So we suggest you keep working while your PR application is being processed.
Step 6 – Apply for PNP: Provincial Nomination Programs or PNPs are a great way of ensuring you get selected for immigration in an Express Entry draw. Various Canadian provinces have different requirements for immigration therefore it is important to check before you apply to a province. We advise you to come to us before you go forward with your PNP application as we will be able to tell you in detail about the province you are planning to apply through and what are the chances of you getting selected for a PNP.
Step 7 – Wait for Express Entry Draw: Once you have fulfilled all the Canada immigration requirements and received your CRS score and your PNP nomination, you have to wait for the Express Entry draws. These usually take place once every 15 days
Step 8 – Invitation to Apply or Nomination Certificate: Once you receive an ITA or get a Provincial Nomination you will have a certain number of days to apply for Canada PR and a limited number of days to move to Canada with the PR visa in Hand.