Express Entry Application Assistance: NewSteps Immigration Consultants in Surrey, BC, Canada

Embarking on the Express Entry route is a significant step towards realizing your Canadian dream, and NewSteps Immigration Consultants is here to guide you through this transformative journey. Our Surrey-based team understands the intricacies of the Canadian immigration landscape and is committed to providing personalized assistance tailored to your unique profile.

Understanding Express Entry:

Express Entry serves as the application management system for Canada’s most sought-after immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. If you’re a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidate already qualified for one of these programs, the Express Entry pool is your pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

How to Apply for Express Entry:

Applying to Express Entry involves a two-step process, beginning with the submission of your profile. The initial documents required include:
  • Language test results
  • Educational credential assessment report
  • Passport or travel document
Upon receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, the second step necessitates a more comprehensive application. This phase includes reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and the results of a medical examination.

Eligibility Criteria for Express Entry:

Ideal Express Entry candidates possess:
  • University or college degrees
  • Skilled work experience
  • Moderate proficiency in English and/or French
To submit a profile, candidates must meet eligibility requirements for one of the three federal programs:
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Express Entry Requirements:

In general, skilled workers applying for Express Entry must:
  • Have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation within the last 10 years
  • Demonstrate a minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of seven in either English or French through an approved language test
  • Complete post-secondary education assessed against Canadian standards with an Education Credential Assessment
Meeting these minimum requirements is essential, but candidates with stronger profiles are prioritized in the selection process.

Processing Timeline for Express Entry:

The Express Entry process can take as little as six months, from profile submission to the issuance of a permanent resident visa. While not all cases progress this rapidly, our team ensures your profile remains active for 12 months if you do not receive an invitation within that time. After 12 months, resubmitting your profile keeps you in the candidate pool.
  • Profile remains valid for 12 months in the Express Entry pool.
  • Upon receiving the Invitation to Apply (ITA), you have 60 days to provide the requested full application.
  • IRCC processes your application in approximately six months.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score:

Express Entry points, often referred to as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, play a pivotal role in candidate selection. Factors like age, education level, language proficiency, work experience, spouse-related criteria, and connections to Canada contribute to the CRS score. Embark on your Express Entry journey with confidence and meticulous guidance from NewSteps Immigration Consultants. Your Canadian dream is within reach.

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