Express Entry is not a permanent residence visa category but an online system that allows applicants to register their profiles for consideration in one of the following programs for permanent residence- Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class and Express Entry linked provincial nominee program streams. 

IRCC conducts regular draws to invite eligible candidates under the Express Entry to apply for permanent residence. Previous quarter from July to September invited a record 21,600 candidates to Canada through Express Entry draws. The target for the last quarter of 2019 is only expected to increase further. 

Federal Skilled Worker 

Global talent who fulfil occupation requirements under NOC type 0, A are eligible to apply under this category. Usually, professionals like IT, Medical professionals, Technical writers, etc. gets invited through one of the regular Express Entry draws.

Federal Skilled Trades Program

This category is for candidates with low technical skills and comes under occupation classification NOC type B. As the minimum language requirement is low, their score under the Comprehensive Ranking System is also less. To facilitate their easy immigration, an exclusive program-specific Express Entry draw is conducted having a low CRS cut-off. In 2019, two such draws were conducted, one in April and the other in October. These draws had CRS cut-off in the range of 357 or less. 

Canadian Experience Class

This category is best for candidates with no job offer but relevant work experience. Usually, fresh graduates with more than one year of work experience apply for permanent residence under this category.  

Express Entry linked Provincial Nominee Program 

If you had been denied permanent residence only because of less CRS score, keep your hopes alive as Canadian provinces invites eligible candidates with CRS scores lesser than regular draws. 

Say, Alberta in September 11, 2019 invited candidates with CRS cut-off score 302; Ontario’s Human Capital Priorities Stream draw in August 15 had CRS cut-off ranged between 439 to 465 for 10 different occupations. 

Immigration through Express Entry is the most popular and efficient among other immigration pathways to Canada. Contact us to make the entire process of immigration much easier for you. 

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