Some Useful Facts on Canada Express Entry Canada 2015 Scheme

Whosoever has followed the much talked about and the widely covered Canada Express Entry 2015 Scheme so far, perhaps, very well knows that certain specific rules and regulations govern the plan, even as no individual can really predict the future outcomes, certain claims notwithstanding.

Hitherto, it’s been three months since the programme—introduced on the lines of a comparable programme, namely, SkillSelect run by Australia–was first launched in January 2015, and in total of six draws have taken place clearing the complete picture how the programme works in reality, and will progress in future.

Canada Express Entry 2015 Scheme

Is the topic that many prospective immigrants have kept showing interest in, and a great deal has been already been written and said on the same. Yet, a considerable percentage of the prospective visitors are quite ignorant and has less information about the system.

If you are attracted by the ‘Maple Leaf Country’, and see it as a prospering destination for yourself and your family members, and rather are impressed by its majestic grandeur and exquisite lifestyle, then you need not to worry. The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)—the concerned visa and immigration organization of the overseas immigration hotspot–as mentioned before, has introduced an Express Entry Scheme. Following is the brief about the system!

What is Canada Express Entry Programme?

In January 2015, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) introduced a system formally known as ‘Express Entry’. And, through the newly introduced system, the CIC has aimed at attracting upto 181,000 new immigrants in the year 2015 alone. To make the system quite successful, an initial investment of $14 million has been made over the next two years followed by $4.7 million investment annually. The system is not only the fastest so far in the history of Canada immigration, but it quickly response to the growing economic and labor market needs.

How the System Works?

Express Entry is basically an innovative and highly useful electronic system and especially developed to draw skilled workers from across the world to the shores of Canada. It manages the applications for the following well-known existing Canadian federal economic programmes:

I. Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP),

II. Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSRP),

III. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

IV. Provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut, will be able to nominate applicants for a certain portion under the Provincial Nominee Programme (PNPs)

Applicants create an online profile and submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). Those who successfully meet the terms and criteria of any of the aforementioned economic programmes will be placed in the Express Entry pool only to be given a rank against each other on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates who have high score will be issued an ‘invitation to apply’ (ITA). Applicants have 60 days to claim Canada’s prized and the much sought after Permanent Residence (PR).

What is Comprehensive Ranking System?

It is essentially the mechanism used for ranking applicants, on the basis of their human capital, and is determined by various factors, such as, for example, education, experience, age, language ability, and if an applicant has a job offer, or a provincial/territorial nomination, he may earn a maximum of 12,00 points.

Now let’s have a quick look on how the program has performed from 1st January 2015 to 1st April 2015!

  • The scheme was first officially introduced on January 1, 2015.
  • As planned, the first draw from the Express Entry pool took place on January 31 issuing an ‘Invitation to apply’ to as many as 779 candidates.
  • Thereafter, the frequency of draws were more common and the most recent  draw, the sixth in the row, took place on March 27 issuing the largest number of ITA to as many as 1,637 applicants  from across the globe.
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