Immigrate to Canada under Express Entry
Do you want to immigrate to Canada but don’t know how? In this detailed blog post, we will show you how to immigrate to Canada under the latest Express Entry system.
How Many Immigrants Come to Canada Per Year?
Each year, 250,000 to 280,000 immigrants come to Canada from around 200 countries. With a long history of immigration, multiculturalism, a stable economy, and a safe political environment, Canada has always been a top choice for new immigrants.
The Top 3 Source Countries
As you can see from the detailed infographic, the top 3 source countries for new immigrants are China, India, and Philippines.
The Most Popular Immigration Category
Also, you can see that 69.3% of immigrants came through the Economic Class, which is by far the most popular class, compared to 18.2% of family class and 9.2% of humanitarian class.
Since the Economic Class and the Family Class make up almost 90% of Canada’s annual immigration, our site will focus on these two popular classes that allow people to immigrate to Canada.
Cases in the Humanitarian Class are very unique – They are not black and white and a tiny detail can make or break the case. For this reason, we will not discuss it in this guide. If you are eligible under this class, please feel free to contact us any time on how to immigrate to Canada.
The new system for Economic Class – Express Entry
As of January 2015, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has a new electronic system called Express Entry to manage applications for permanent residence under certain economic immigration programs.
Anyone who is accepted into the Express Entry pool could get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Rounds of invitations to invite candidates to apply will take place regularly over the course of each year.
Not Everything is under Express Entry
Express Entry (EE) is not meant to replace all immigration programs. It is only used to administer the following Economic Class programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)
- Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to a limited degree.
Potential applicants who do not qualify under Express Entry can still use other programs to immigrate to Canada.
What is the definition of skilled work?
The definition of skilled work is work experience gained under the National Occupation Classification (NOC) 0, A, or B.
NATIONAL OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION (NOC) MATRIX
What kind of skilled experience do you have?
Do you have at least 1 year of skilled experience anywhere in the world? If so, you may be eligible under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) to immigrate to Canada.
Do you have at least 1 year of skilled experience in Canada? If so, you may be eligible under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) to immigrate to Canada.
Do you have at least two years of work experience in a skilled trade occupation? If so, you may be eligible under the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) to immigrate to Canada.
For more information on Express Entry, please read The 10 Myths about “Express Entry” Everyone Thinks is True.
Take Our FREE Assessment Now
Canada offers more than 60 different immigration programs. It can be tough to decide the right fit for you to immigrate to Canada.
Like the majority of our clients, if you would like to obtain professional help on analyzing your specific situation, resolving your issues, and identifying the best immigration solution for you, try our FREE online assessment tool now to immigrate to Canada!
The benefits of using our online assessment:
- Convenient – You can fill the assessment in 5 minutes!
- Secure – You do not need to enter any credit card information
- Confidential – Your information will not be shared with anyone else
- Express Entry score – CIC does not calculate your Express Entry score for you. Well, WE DO! This means no more manual calculation for your Express Entry scores!
The best part? Did we mention that it is FREE?
Please note that we only offer the free online assessment for serious individuals ready to invest in solving their immigration problems and want to see POSITIVE RESULTS.
Since this service takes up a lot of our bandwidth, we can only offer it for limited time (we will likely remove this feature in the next month or so), so take advantage of our free offer while it lasts!
Maple Life Immigration welcomes inquiries about this topic. Our office is located at #708-1155 West Pender St, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6E 2P4, by appointment only.
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