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Express Entry System

With effect from January 01, 2015 Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has launched the express entry system-an electronic application management system, to manage applications for permanent residence under Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class Or a portion of Provincial Nominee Program.

The qualifying criteria to receive the invitation are different for each Program. For people to qualify under the FSTP, the candidate must have an Employment Offer approved by the competent authorities in Canada whereas, to qualify under the FSWP, the candidate must have an offer of employment or a provincial nomination or a good score in Comprehensive Ranking System to meet the cut off criteria, to apply for Permanent Residency under PNP, the candidate must receive a Provincial Nomination and for Canadian Experience Class a candidate need to meet the selection criteria.

It is based on a point system which is Comprehensive Ranking System. A maximum of 1200 points can be allotted under the Express Entry system. Point’s break- up is as follows:

· A maximum of 500 points for human capital factors like age, education, work experience, and language skills will be awarded; an applicant will get 40 points for an accompanying spouse or common-law partner, and up to 80 points if the candidate have at least one year of experience in Canada.

· Transferrable skills will add another 100 points. Skills that can be used across different jobs and industries in technical and non-technical areas are referred to as transferrable skills.

· An applicant will get 600 points if he has a job offer in Canada or have received nomination certificate from any of Canadian provinces.