Express Entry is the main way to immigrate and settle permanently in Canada. Due to the demographics of the country, the immigration plan for 2022-2024 plans to increase the number of new residents. This is the time to take the opportunity to submit an application for permanent residence.
Express entry will allow a better selection of applications for immigration to Canada
With the labor shortage recorded on Canadian territory, this country is increasing its efforts to facilitate the immigration process for foreigners wishing to try the Canadian experience. among the devices established for these purposes, express entry.
Express Entry, represents a digitized program, introduced by the Canadian authorities for better management of immigration applications issued by foreign skilled workers. it includes three categories, namely: the Canadian Experience Program, the Skilled Worker Program and the Skilled Trades Program.
In an interview with CIC News, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser reported on new changes that will be made to the Express Entry program. and this, within the framework of a new law c-19, which will very soon be voted by the senate.
Once this new law is passed, the senate will give the power to immigration, refugees and citizenship of canada (ircc) to bring in candidates for its express entry program based on:
- language skills;
- planned destinations…
- or according to other categories that meet Canadian economic objectives.
The same official indicated that even if the current express entry system brings many advantages to immigration candidates, it needs to be improved to overcome its shortcomings but also to try to provide some solutions. for the labor shortage.
The Skilled Worker Program
This program is reserved for workers who have at least one year of continuous full-time work experience or the paid equivalent within the last ten years in a skilled occupation at skill level 0, A or B of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). They must have a validated intermediate or higher language proficiency in English or French; a certificate of studies (certificate, diploma or license) and an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report for applicants who studied outside of Canada; and at least 67 points according to the points grid.
How much does it cost ?
Each administrative step to become a permanent resident has a cost. Regardless of the program chosen (Provincial Nominee, Canadian Experience Class, Atlantic Canada Immigration Program, Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot Program, Skilled Trades Workers (Federal), Skilled Workers ( federal)), it is necessary to provide:
Processing fees to be paid at the time of application: CAD $825 for the main applicant (and spouse) and CAD $225 per dependent child.
Biometrics fees: $85 CAD / person or $170 / family of 2 or more.
Fees for obtaining permanent resident status: $500 CAD for the main applicant (and for their spouse)