Canada has sent 3600 ITA (Invitation to apply) to Express Entry candidates all over the world. The draw held on 4th September 2019 by the government of Canada.
As a result, the highest score in the draw is 463 points which probably increased by 6 points almost over the previous draw on 20thAugust 2019.
Express Entry Program – Particularly under Express Entry Program, there are three skilled immigration programs. These are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Besides a points-based program, it uses a ranking system – Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It ranks the basis of the profile on the CRS points. Therefore, they award these points based on the selection factors. Factors such as age, language proficiency, work experience, arranged employment, etc.
Moreover, the Express Entry invites eligible candidates based on a CRS score. They considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
Hence, they issue candidates an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence (ITA) through regular draws from the Express Entry pool only based on their score.
Express Entry program worker visa will cost as per below:
- Bio-metric Fee – $85 per person, $170 per family
- Permanent Residence Government application fees – $550 per adult & $150 per child (at the end of the process)
- Right of Permanent Residence fee – $490 per adult (at the end of process)
- Language Test – Rs 13500 per person
- Airline Ticket – $1,300-$1,800 per person
- Passport Costs – Rs.3000 per person
- Medical Exam – Rs.6000 per person
- Police Clearance – Rs.2000 per person
- Assessment of Qualifications (World Education Services) – $200
- \"This total excludes the immigration legal fees\"
Furthermore, Canada has now invited 59,800 Express Entry candidates to apply this year.
Minimum Requirement for Canada Express Entry Program
Before, you apply for Canada permanent residency under the Federal skilled worker program, launched in January 2015 by the Canadian Government, few points are to be kept in mind.
This was launched to invite skilled workers from all over the world in their Country. Generally applicants need to qualify 67 points out of 100 which are based on the factors defined below:
1. Age: Under the Canada Express Entry visa Programme the highest points are awarded to the applicants between the age group of 18 to 35 years. Applicants above the age group of 35 years certainly gets lesser points.
The maximum age limit to qualify under Canada express entry program is 45 years and the applicants above 45 years of age still have the options for Province nomination programs.
2. Education Eligibility: You almost have a Canadian or Canadian higher secondary education equivalent certification i.e. a diploma or a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any field.
3. Skilled Work Experience: A minimum of 1 year of consistent work at a full-time capacity for a salary in the past 10 years in the skills O, A or B category in the National Occupational Classification (NOC) system list is required.
4. Language Ability Test: An applicant must score at least 6 bands in every English Literacy Test module to be eligible for immigration to Canada under the Express Entry visa. Also, IELTS score needs to be less than 2 years old at the time of application.
In addition to, they give extra points to those who know the French language. So, having extra knowledge of the French language is an added advantage.
5. Adaptability: For Express Entry visa, If you have a spouse or common-law partner who will also immigrate to Canada with you. An extra 10 points for the adaptability too.
Moreover, fluctuation in the minimum CRS scores drawn this year may be partly attributed to the time between draws which has deviated frequently from IRCC’s usual pace of a draw every two weeks.
Hence, more time between draws allows the pool to replenish with higher-scoring candidates. It can have the effect of raising the minimum CRS score.
Less time between draws means fewer candidates have time to enter a profile. Results in low cut-off score.
This was the case with the August 20 draw, which took place only eight days after the previous draw on August 12 and saw the minimum CRS score decrease by nine points, from 466 to 457.
Today’s draw comes 15 days after the August 20 draw and resulted in an increase of six points.
A provincial nomination results in an additional 600 CRS points and guarantees an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Express Entry candidates with scores below today’s CRS cut-off have a variety of potential options for increasing their points total, the most valuable of which is a provincial nomination.
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The easiest way to Move to Canada from India
[1.] Canada Express Entry
The Easiest way to move to Canada is Express Entry Program. It was launched on 1st January 2015. Express Entry is introduced as economic immigration program for foreign workers who want to move to Canada to work and Settle there.
What is eligibility to get Canada Express Entry visa:
- Age under 40 years
- Graduate in any stream
- 2-3 years of work experience
- Good English Language Skills
- Financial stability
This is another way to immigrate to Canada and the easier way to get Canada PR visa from India. The Provincial Nominee Programs are becoming the best factor for skilled candidates to immigrate to Canada. With this boost, candidates have the most chances to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) through the Canada Express Entry Draws.
The following is a list of the PNPs in Canada. Note here that you should visit the individual page for each PNP to find out their procedure in proper detail:
- Alberta PNP program
- British Columbia PNP
- Manitoba PNP
- Saskatchewan PNP
- Nova Scotia PNP
- Prince Edward Island Nomination Program
- Ontario PNP
[3.] Quebec Skilled Worker visa:
Quebec province has its own rules and process to move to the country. This is a separate immigration program from Express Entry. People who want to move to Quebec has to follow the different procedure of Quebec skilled worker program. Candidate also need to check the Quebec occupation list to see whether he is eligible to apply for a Quebec Skilled worker visa or not.
What are the minimum Requirements for Quebec Skilled worker visa?
- Education: Diploma or Bachelors
- Education Area of Training: Should be in C Category
- Work Experience: Minimum 6 months
- Age: Maximum 42 years
- Language Ability: French Minimum B2 Level and English (IELTS)-CLB 5 i.e. Listening-5, Reading-4, Writing-5, Speaking-5
Aspirant candidates who are looking for Canada permanent resident visa from India has to follow the proper procedure along with the Document list mentioned below:
- Express Entry Profile number (issued to you at the time of Express Entry Profile submission)
- Job seeker validation code (issued to you at the time of Express Entry Profile submission)
- Medical examination confirmation (Medical test report by allowed panel of physicians’)
- Proof of work experience (Work experience/ Job training certification on Company’s letterhead)
- Character certification
- PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) from home country or any other country where you have lived for a period exceeding 6 months
- Age proof such as Birth Certificate
- Other documents as and when required by the authorities.
- Proof of studies (Educational qualification proof- degree(s), mark sheet(s), etc.)
- Proof of funds (Bank Statements and other liquid assets)
- Adoption certificate (if applicable)
- Provincial or territorial Nomination certificate (if applicable)
- Letter of an offer from the employer/ Job offer letter from Canada (if any)
- Evidence of common-law union and cohabitation
- Marriage certificate (if married)
- Divorce certificate and legal separation agreement (if separated)
- Your Passport or Travel Document (Intro pages of Passport)
- Your English/French language test results (IELTS, CELPIP, or TEF)
- Your Education Credentials Assessment (ECA) report
- Your personal reference code