The Canadian government used to take six months to complete Express Entry immigration applications well before the epidemic. As a result, applicants had to wait a bit longer. The Express Entry applicants with Non-Canadian experience class (CEC) waited an average of 20 months for their permanent residence requests to be processed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Canada has confirmed that most incoming Express Entry requests will be handled within six months.
In early July, IRCC will commence sending Express Entry invitations to candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Indeed, one of the most important pieces of the latest headlines is the standardisation of Express Entry at the start of July. Express Entry is an automated method of managing skilled worker applications to become permanent residents of Canada. Applications for permanent residence to FSWP candidates have been temporarily suspended. CEC applicants have not obtained summons since September 2021. From July, everything will be different. FSWP was the primary means of attracting skilled immigrants to Canada in 1967. However, the pandemic caused 1/3 of the approx 400,000 immigrants who arrived in Canada in 2021 to be documented by the CEC.
Even in July, there have been obvious benefits to the Express Entry pool.
- Every two weeks, the IRCC holds a lottery to solicit applications for the Express Entry to Canada Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
- The applicant may be given the opportunity to use IRCC to break the tie-breaker rule.
- Being in the pool gives the applicant a better chance of being called to register for the upgraded PNP by a territory.
- You will almost certainly receive a permanent resident status invitation from IRCC after you learn that you have been nominated.
What is the procedure for Express Entry?
Express Entry is a relatively simple two-step procedure. In the first significant stage, candidates who qualify for Express Entry submit an interest in obtaining permanent resident status in Canada to the Canadian government. In the second significant step, the Canadian government invites the highest-scoring applicants to immigrate to Canada.
Step 1: Determine whether you qualify for Express Entry.
Step 2: Pass your language exams and get your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA).
Step 3: Fill out your information on the IRCC portal.
Step 4: Watch for IRCC to send you an invitation letter for permanent residence (ITA).
Step 5: Send your completed Application for Permanent Residence (APR) to IRCC, together with your costs, by the deadline. This phase must include your medical examination and police certificates. After that, you will receive an Acknowledgement of Receipt from IRCC (AOR).
Step 6: When IRCC requests it, submit your biometrics.
Step 7: Await the IRCC’s final decision on your APR.
The Bottom Line
Express Entry will continue and play a major role in Canada’s immigration system and economy this year. So, this is the time to make use of this great opportunity. If you wish to migrate to Canada, connect with the Yash Global Consultants today.