The Government of Canada Express Entry Visa application portal is open and currently accepting applications from interested foreign immigrants. Express Entry is the application process for skilled immigrants who want to settle in Canada permanently and take part in the country’s economy. You are hereby invited to check eligibility and apply.
Through Express Entry, international students, skilled workers and other immigrants are able to apply for permanent residence via the immigration streams like the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Federal Skilled Trades Program starting in early July. “The vast majority of new applications will be processed within the 6-month service standard,” this is according to the ministry.
How Express Entry works
As mentioned above, there are 3 immigration programs managed through Express Entry:
Canadian Experience Class:
- for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience
- work experience must have been gained in the 3 years before you apply
Federal Skilled Worker Program:
- for skilled workers with foreign work experience
- must meet criteria for education and other factors
Federal Skilled Trades Program:
- for skilled workers who are qualified in a skilled trade
- must have a valid job offer or a certificate of qualification
How to Apply
Canada Visa Application 2023 is structured in a straight forward process. To apply for the 2023 Express Entry Canada Visa, follow the steps outlined (below).
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible
There are 2 ways to find out if you’re eligible for a program that is part of Express Entry:
- answer a few questions to see if you meet the minimum requirements
- read the detailed requirements for each program
Step 2: Check your score
If you’re eligible for one or more of the Express Entry programs and submit your profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS is a points-based system we use to
- assess and score your profile and
- rank it in the Express Entry pool
Step 3: Get your documents ready
If you decide to fill out a profile, you’ll need documents, such as language test results, to show you’re eligible for Express Entry.
Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready early. [Get the documents you need]
Step 4: Fill out your profile
Your Express Entry profile is where you give us information about yourself.
If you’re eligible, then you’ll be accept you into the pool of candidates who have applied and have been accepted and will be given a CRS score. [Submit your profile]
Step 5: Get an invitation and apply
Invitations to apply are sent to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool. If you are invited to apply, you’ll have 60 days to submit your application.
Most complete applications that have all supporting documents are processed in 6 months or less.
Application Deadline: Ongoing