In this post, I’m in to answer one of the most common questions that how to come to Canada. I will tell you some steps regarding how to apply for Canada Express Entry 2019.
So, I decided to write this post. In this post, I’m going to explain one of the fastest and easiest methodologies that are Express entry.
There are many ways to come to Canada such as:
- Family class
- Work visa
- Student Visa
- Super Visa
- Visitor Visa
- Express Entry
But in this post, I’m going to talk about Express Entry because it is the super fast and easiest way to come to Canada.
If you have required a level of education, work experience, and language proficiency and how do we apply for it let me just explain to you step by step.
So basically there are 7 steps that you need to follow in order to apply for Express Entry.
But before that, you should check your eligibility at their official website called cic.gc.ca so it will bring you to their page. So just type Express entry into the search box and it will bring you at there page so click it so they are showing the phone number of steps to apply for Express Entry.
But I’ve categorized them into 7 just to make you understand easily.
First of all, you will have to check your eligibility by entering all the required information such as:
- Work experience
- Language Ability
- And other details
Just go to Google and search http://onlineservices-servicesenligne.cic.gc.ca/eapp/eapp.do and basic questions that you will have to answer and keep on clicking next to complete the questionnaire.
You will receive a reference number if you are eligible to apply for Express Entry. Guys you will be asked to see this reference number because you’re gonna need it for the next step.
First of all, you need to prove your language skills by taking an approved language test.
STEP 1: Language Proficiency Test
Test For English
- IELTS – General Test
- CELPIP – General Test (Canada, India, UAE, USA, and Philippines)
Tests For French
- TEF Canada
- TCF Canada
It could be either English or French you can write both exams if you want because it will increase your points. And for both tests there are two options each it’s totally up to you whatever you choose to write.
However please ensure that the exam you want to write is available in your country and guys the school requirements are mentioned at their website cic.gc.ca
STEP 2: Education Credential Assessment
- U of T – Comparative Education Service
- ICAS – International Credential Assessment Service
- IQAS – International Qualifications Assessment Service
- ICES – International Credential Evaluation Service
- WES – World Education Service
In the meantime get your academic documents evaluated by one of these organizations because you are going to need this assessment report.
In order to make express entry profile the reason, they need this report is to ensure that your degrees and certificates are above it. And equivalent to a Canadian one and the fees are from 200 to 250 dollars.
The processing time is 1 to 4 months but I would recommend getting it done from best because it has the shortest process time as compared to other organizations.
And guys, the documents that need to be assessed has to be an official sealed envelope from your university or Institute.
Step 3: Find Your NOC
step 3 is to find your NOC it’s actually a system to classify your job or occupation and you can find it from their official website cic.gc.ca and it will simply bring you at the page where you can find your job NOC code.
Click on this link Find NOC you will also see different categories of the job. And for express entry, you should have a job from one of these three categories that is level A, B or C.
So in order to find your NOC just scroll this page all the way down and type your occupation in the filter box such as industrial engineer and the code I’ve got is two one four one.
So it is just an example just to show you how to get an OC code and this is my code that I will be using for my profile if I create one NOC shows job titles of each occupation. And it also shows the main duties or job description that we perform on a daily basis.
STEP 4: Create a Profile
The website to create your profile is: www.cic.gc.ca
Before creating a profile you will need the following:
a) Language Test Results
b) Education Credential Assessment (ECA) Report
c) NOC code
At this point, you have your ECA report NOC code and language test results and it’s time to create your profile. And in order for you to create your profile, you will have to make an account at cic.gc.ca IRCC account is pretty much straightforward to make because they have mentioned each and every step into detail.
Now how to create your own account and guys it should be done from option one that is GC key so just follow the steps make an account to create the express entry profile and I don’t want to tell you how to create a profile because its an easy process.
STEP 5: Gather Documents
- Marriage/Divorce or death certificate of your spouse
- Birth or adoption certificate of your children
- Language Test Results
- ECA Report
- Reference letters from each employer
- Canadian Job offer letter (If any)
- Provincial nomination letter (if any)
- Proof of Funds
While waiting for your ITA, you should start gathering your documents because having your documents ready will make it easier to apply on time.
Now, this is a list of documents that will be required to submit your application after you receive your ITA. And you don’t have to have a job offer letter from Canada in order to apply for express entry.
However, it is one of the important factors to have it similarly provincial nomination letter is optional but it is one of the strongest factors to increase your CRS score.
Now let’s talk about funds or financial information you need to have a certain amount of saving in your bank account to show them that you have enough money to settle down in Canada.
So you will have to provide them proof of your funds and this table shows the minimum amount you need to immigrate to Canada if you have more money you should list the full amount in your profile or an education.
STEP 6: Submit Application
Fill out an application online at www.cic.gc.ca, scan all the documents and upload them and pay the PR and Visa fees.
After gathering all the required documents you will need to scan and upload them in the profile that you created. And you will have 60 days to submit it and of course, you need to pay a fee for this application.
I got it from their official website cic.gc.ca after submitting your application you will have to wait from 1 to 6 months because this is the processing time and if you get lucky you will get a response within a month it all depends on different factors.
STEP 7: Visa Stamping
Finally, the party time when you will receive a confirmation email from IRCC that your visa is ready to be stamped at your passport. So all you have to do is just submit your passports with a required photograph at the visa office within 30 days.
Some people do hire consultants in order to file their Express entry cases. However, the prices are way too high specifically in Canada.
They charge from 10k to 15k per case so isn’t it a good idea to do it yourself I think it is pretty much straightforward to apply. So if you have a required level of education work experience and English or French proficiency then you’re good to go.