19 Jan, 2016 Canadim: New Express Entry Services
Canadian Immigration Attorney Renaud Dery and the Canadim Team want to talk about Express Entry. More specifically, we want to talk about how we will help you achieve your Canadian Immigration goals with our new Express Entry client services. In an immigration program like Express Entry, where you are ranked against other applicants, candidates who stand out from the crowd will always increase their chance of success.
New Express Entry Services for our Clients:
1) Showcasing your exceptional skills & talents on your Job Bank/MyCIC profile
We will work closely with you to create two separate profiles to support your application for Canadian Permanent Residence.
- The 1st profile is for the Government of Canada’s official Job Bank database to help put you in touch with Canadian employers looking to hire.
- The 2nd profile is for the Express Entry pool, which will allow your application to be ranked against other applicants looking to apply for Canadian Immigration.
2) Access to Canadim Canadian Employment Advisor
Your advisor will also lead you through designing and crafting your social media presence to make you an attractive candidate to employers. Social media is also a fantastic tool to grow your professional network, when it’s done properly. Your advisor will coach you through the best practices to make connections on social media that could lead to a Canadian job offer.
If you are offered an interview by a Canadian employer, your advisor can also help you prepare by conducting a mock interview imitating the conditions and questions of a typical Canadian job interview. If you receive a job offer from a Canadian employer, the Canadim Team can work closely with you and your employer to provide support in applying for the necessary labour market impact assessment and then Canadian Work Permit.
3) Improving your chance of receiving your visa
Education and work experience play a big part in whether or not you will be selected from the Express Entry pool. Our team of attorneys and legal professionals work one-on-one with you to ensure that all of your skilled work experience is claimed and properly categorized/tagged under the correct NOC code. We also advise and assist you in gathering your educational credential evaluations. We make sure that your schooling and training receives the highest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) possible.
4) Free language training
5) Settlement in Canada services
We offer our clients’ one-on-one consultations and resources on how to adjust to your new life in Canada. Our experienced team can expertly prepare you on variety of topics like; banking, finding suitable accommodation, access to public services and how to make the most out of your new life Canada. We are also happy to advise you on how to bring your loved ones to Canada to be with you through one of Canada’s generous family/parental sponsorship programs.
6) Provincial nominee evaluation & advice/Ongoing support
WHAT IS EXPRESS ENTRY?
As of Jan 1st, 2015, the Express Entry system is the first step to apply under the Federal Skilled Worker program. Processing times to receive your Canadian Permanent Residence Visa under Express Entry are quoted as low as 6 months!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO SUBMIT TO EXPRESS ENTRY SOON?
We have now had over one year of Express Entry governing the intake of Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class and most Provincial Nominee programs. We have seen 34,044 invitations for Canadian Permanent Residence issued, the vast majority of these applicants who received an invitation did NOT have a Canadian job offer.
Many people are concerned that they might not have the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) that they need to qualify. Well, we are happy to inform you that Express Entry is only going to get easier to qualify for. Keep in mind that 34,044 visas are far fewer than Canada’s official immigration target, which is over 250K newcomers a year. What that means is, moving forward, there will be more invitations sent per draw and the score needed to receive an invitation will be getting lower.
So the sooner you enter the Express Entry pool, the sooner you could be invited to apply for your visa.
WHY WAS THE EXPRESS ENTRY CRS SO HIGH INITIALLY?
As you can see from the graph above when the program first opened the CRS score was so high that unless you had a nomination from a provincial program or a Canadian job offer, you wouldn’t have been able to qualify. This lasted for the first 4 draws and then we saw a considerable decrease in the score needed to receive an invitation, following the first few months of the program’s life.
The reason why the CRS was so high at the beginning was a combination of two things:
- A backlog of 2014 applications being processed which limited the amount of files they could accept, hence keeping the CRS higher than normal
- Initial demand for candidates with approved Canadian job offers since many Canadian employers were waiting for the release of the system to get their chosen candidates in Canada quickly
The reason why the CRS score has not decreased below the 450 level can be partially attributed to:
- Provincial nominee programs were released relatively late in the year and have inflated the CRS needed to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
"Earlier in 2015, we anticipated a decrease in the CRS needed to receive your invitation to apply and we did, by over 150 points. They had cleared their 2014 backlog and the initial demand for candidates with approved job offers ended quickly. Now that the provincial programs are being released more regularly and with small quotas, we expect to see the CRS needed to receive your ITA will continue to decrease. Furthermore, with an immigration target of +250K visas, they will need to send a lot more invitations than 34K to meet this target. All of which will, lower the CRS needed" - Canadian Immigration Attorney Renaud Dery
In other words, it’s never been a better time to apply to Express Entry!
Working with Canadim allows you to make proactive choices about your application. We advise on the types of documents you will need to ensure that your application can be submitted within the short window, before your invitation expires.
The Canadim Team!