Why People are interested migrate to Canada and what is the process

canada express entry

canada express entry

Why Migrate To Canada?

  1. Huge demand for skilled immigrant talent
  2. Huge requirement for young eligible people
  3. Less rigorous immigration process compared to other English speaking nations
  4. Free healthcare and education for permanent residents
  5. Safe, comfortable country with welcoming people
  6. Vibrant cities that are home to migrants from multiple countries
  7. Excellent life style. One of the most livable countries in the world.


Express Entry, the new Canadian immigration selection system, help to make the immigration process simpler and quicker for candidates.

Express Entry is an immigration program used by IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada) to select skilled and eligible Applicants to Canada using the following economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Worker Program)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class (formerly the Federal Skilled Trades Program)
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • A portion of the Provincial Nominee Programs


Determine your eligibility

Candidates eligible to immigrate to Canada under a federal economic immigration program may enter the Express Entry pool. Consequently, the first step to be taken should be to determine your eligibility for one of these programs.

If you are eligible, you can move on to the next step in the process.

If you are not currently eligible, you may strive to become eligible by improving your core human capital factors in areas such as your skills, work experience, language ability, and education credentials. Becoming eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs is the first step towards immigrating to Canada through Express Entry.

Complete an online Express Entry profile

Candidates for Canadian permanent residence who are eligible for one of the federal economic immigration programs make an expression of interest in immigrating to Canada by creating an online profile. They provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other personal information.

Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the aforementioned federal economic immigration programs are placed in a pool of candidates who are ranked according to a Comprehensive Ranking System. If a candidate does not already have a valid job offer from a Canadian employer or a provincial nomination, he or she may register with Canada’s Job Bank. As of June 6, 2017, registration in Canada’s Job Bank is no longer mandatory. However, registering in the Job Bank may improve a candidate’s visibility to Canadian employers.

Improve your profile and ranking

Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System following components are considered:

  • core human capital factors;
  • accompanying spouse or common-law partner factors, if applicable;
  • skill transferability factors; and
  • Factors relating to a provincial nomination, qualifying offer of arranged employment, Canadian study experience, a sibling in Canada, and/or French language ability.

There is a total of 1,200 points available under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

The Government of Canada selects candidates from the Express Entry pool according to their ranking. Accordingly, it is in a candidate’s best interests to strive to improve his or her ranking in the Express Entry pool in order to maximize his or her chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence.

Receive an Invitation to Apply and submit your application for permanent residence

Who can choose the immigrants from Express entry pool?

  1. The government of Canada based on the skill shortage
  2. Provincial Governments and
  3. Canadian employers.

The highest-ranked candidates (i.e. candidates considered to have the best chances for economic success in Canada), and those with valid job offers or provincial nominations, are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence. From this point, candidates have 60 days to submit an electronic application for permanent residence. IRCC takes about six months to process applications from the date of submission.

Candidates must ensure that they complete all necessary forms and submit all supporting documents within this time frame. On completion of the process, successful candidates and their dependents (spouse and children) will land in Canada as permanent residents.

Candidates in the Express Entry pool who do not receive an Invitation to Apply for permanent residence in Canada after 12 months may resubmit their profile and re-enter the pool, if they still meet the criteria of at least one of the economic immigration programs.

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Canadian gov makes it easier to work with the post graduate work permit

Canadian Government makes it easier to work with the post graduate work permit

post graduate work permit

post graduate work permit

The Canadian government has recently released changes to the Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) application process, effectively making it easier for international students studying at Canadian schools to begin working after graduation. Holding a PGWP allows recent graduates to stay in Canada after their studies have concluded, and gives them the ability to work anywhere in the country for up to three years!

Under the new program changes, international students graduating from a Canadian designated learning institution will have an 180 day window to submit an application for a PGWP.  This application period extends the previous 90 day window, and can begin once a student has received written confirmation from their educational institution indicating that they have completed their study requirements.

As well, before the recent program changes, applicants for the PGWP needed to apply while their study permits were still valid in Canada. Now, graduates have gained some more time and can apply after their study permit has expired. However, if applicants plan to remain in the country after graduation, they will need to apply for visitor status.

International graduates who apply for a PGWP before the expiry of their study permit are able to begin legally working in Canada. These candidates do not need to hold a Canadian work permit while they await a decision on their application for a PGWP.

Lastly, recent international graduates are able to apply for a PGWP from overseas. This means students can return home at the end of their student visa, and apply from outside of the country.


Canada’s Post Graduate Work Program is designed to provide an efficient path for international students in Canada to gain permanent residence status in the country. By bridging Canadian education into meaningful full-time work experience in the country, a candidate is in a great position for doing very well under the Canadian Express Entry immigration system. Having Canadian study and work experience ensures that an Express Entry applicant will gain extra points towards their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score, making them more competitive amongst other applicants for gaining permanent resident status!

2018 saw more international students choosing Canadian universities, with over half of these students planning to eventually transition to permanent residents. As uncertainty grows in American immigration, and more restrictions pile up for accessing temporary visas, Canada has become a more promising option for students all over the world. Offering more affordable tuition rates, internationally-recognized schools, and national efforts to make immigration easier and more effective, Canadian schools are continuing to be chosen over other options.

As Canada embarks in welcoming over one million newcomers by 2021, changes such as those made to the PGWP can be expected to continue in coming months. These amendments signal Canada’s commitment to attracting and retaining international skilled workers, making right now an excellent time to begin the Canadian immigration process!

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Ontario nominated 6,850 applicants for Canadian permanent residence

Ontario nominated 6,850 applicants for Canadian permanent residence



Nearly half of all nominees were in Canada’s Express Entry pool and a quarter were high-tech workers

Ontario issued 6,850 nominations for Canadian permanent residence in 2018 with nearly half going to candidates in the federal Express Entry system, a new report by the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program shows.

Known as the OINP, the program allows Ontario to nominate a set number of economic immigration candidates each year for Canadian permanent residence.

The OINP is the largest component of the federal Provincial Nominee Program, which works with participating provinces and territories to spread the economic benefits of immigration more evenly across Canada.

The report published February 22 states that the 6,850 nominations that Ontario was allotted in 2018 will translate into 13,571 new immigrants to the province with the addition of accompanying spouses and dependents.

Express Entry nominations

Nearly 50 per cent of the nominations issued in 2018 went to candidates in the Government of Canada’s Express Entry system, which manages the pool of candidates for three of the country’s main federal economic immigration categories.

The OINP has three immigration streams that are aligned with the Express Entry system — Human Capital Priorities, French-Speaking Skilled Worker and Skilled Trades.

The streams allow the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for eligible candidates who meet their eligibility criteria and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream was the most active of the three, issuing 2,190 nominations in 2018 — the most of any OINP immigration pathway.

Another 648 nominations were issued through the Skilled Trades Stream and 387 were issued through the French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream.

In order to be considered for any of Ontario’s Express Entry streams, eligible candidates must first submit an Express Entry profile.

High number’ of tech nomination

Ontario said around a quarter of nominations went to candidates citing work experience or a job offer in technology-related occupations.

These occupations included software engineers and designers, computer programmers, interactive media developers, IT systems analysts and technology consultants, the OINP report states.

Job offer?

Only 36 per cent of nominees had a job offer in Ontario prior to being nominated and only three of the eight non-business streams that issued nominations in 2018 require a job offer.

The OINP’s three Express Entry-aligned streams do not list a job offer among their eligibility requirements.

That said, the Human Capital Priorities Stream has some built-in flexibility that allows it to target Express Entry candidates based on labour market needs in Ontario, which the OINP made use of on three occasions in 2018 to target Express Entry candidates with a job offer in the province.

Other Ontario immigration streams that issued nominations in 2018 and do not require a job offer included the Master’s Graduate and PhD Graduate streams.

These streams are available to graduates who obtained a degree that involved at least one academic year of full-time study from an eligible university in Ontario, among other eligibility criteria.

What’s in store?

Ontario says it has yet to receive its 2019 nomination allocation from the federal government.

This, however, has not prevented the OINP from issuing invitations.

The province’s three Express Entry-aligned streams have been especially active in 2019, issuing a total of a 2,053 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination.

The Human Capital Priorities Stream alone has been responsible for 1,493 invitations, which were issued in one draw held on January 14.

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