On 01st January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has set a faster and unique process to welcome aspiring skilled professionals from any part of the world to meet their Immigration needs by introducing Express Entry System, a comprehensive online Electronic Visa Processing method.
The Introduction of Express Entry System has significantly reduced the processing time of all visa applications to a maximum of 12 months. Express Entry System covers almost all the occupation sectors than its predecessor Immigration version. It is a merit-based selection system where the qualified applicants will be invited based on factors like Age, Qualification, Work Experience, English Language Proficiency etc.
Applicants who meet the above-mentioned components would be eligible to create an electronic Express Entry profile. Applicants who receive a valid employment offer from a Canadian Employer or a Provincial Nomination Invitation will immediately be granted an Invitation to Apply (ITA) upon submission from the Canadian Immigration Department.
Step 1: ECA (Education Credentials Assessment) + IELTS
Step 2: Creation of online Express Entry profile identifying the skills and qualifications of the applicant..
Step 3 : Upon selection, the applicant will be issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply) basis which case need to be filed for Permanent Residency with CIC within 60 days of the issuance.
Step 4: Pay Visa Processing Fee C$ 550 per adult and C$ 150 per kid . Show proof of funds as per family members.
Step 5 : Pay Right of Permanent Residency Fee (RPRF) C$ 490 x per adult
Step 6: Receipt of Passport Request ; Courier passport and get Visa stamped & get Confirmation of Permanent Residency.