- Fill out your Express Entry profile
- Register with Job Bank
- Be accepted into the Express Entry Pool
- Step 2:
- Receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA)
- Apply for permanent residence online
HOW IT WILL WORK
Step 1: Express Entry profile
- Potential candidates will submit an online Express Entry profile.
- They will be assessed according to a skills based ranking system that looks at:
- Language proficiency
- Canadian work experience
- Other factors that lead to success in Canada
- At this stage, skills will be self-declared based on appropriate test results.
- Candidates who meet the criteria of one of the federal economic immigration programs subject to Express Entry will be placed in the Express Entry pool.
- Candidates will need to promote themselves
- Registration with Job Bank will be required
- They will be encouraged to signal their presence in the Express Entry pool to recruiters, on private sector job boards etc
Step 2: Invitation to Apply (ITA)
When an employer offers a job to a candidate:
- They will quickly be offered an ITA for permanent residence (PR);
- Express Entry candidates will benefit from processing times of six months or lessFootnote2.
- Candidates with an ITA will have 60 days to apply for permanent residence through one of four existing economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)Footnote3
- Applicants will need to meet the criteria set out in the immigration program which applies to them
- The modernized Job Bank will be launched in late 2014 for Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
- The Express Entry system will be launched in January 2015.
- At that time, the modernized Job Bank will be accessible to Express Entry candidates.
- CIC will continue to engage employers after launch to get feedback on the system and work on continuous improvements.